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Bowes thermometer trifecta
#583437 Sun Nov 30 2014 05:04 PM
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Trifecta, other meaning: "used to describe a situation when three elements come together at the same time." I have been a Bowes products collector for a long time. The family service station sold Bowes products and the green Corrodeless Battery Cables rack once hung in the front office. It was saved and put on the wall in the garage at home after the business was sold in 1970. When I started to seriously collect gas station memorabilia 20 years later I moved it to the basement to be with the few items that I had started to collect. The first Bowes thermometer, centre one, was purchased at the Portland swap meet in 1995. I have always wanted to have more to complete the set but I just never found any acceptable ones. The A.J. Foyt brake fluid one finally came along this spring and the early Cooling System Service just a few weeks ago. All of them had the usual dirt and paint splatters. I have gotten a lot of practice with a sharp razor blade. The latest thermometer does have some staining that will not come out of the paint but it will do until a better one comes along. From what I have seen I believe there are only three but if anyone knows of any others do let me know. I realize it is quite jammed together but hopefully by this time next year they should be in a larger space to be more fully appreciated. Cheers, Don.

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One more photo.

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Beautiful collection Of Bowes stuff , Well displayed .

Always liked that AJ Foyt thermometers

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Very nice,


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ROCCO2 #583482 Sun Nov 30 2014 06:46 PM
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Your missing a few


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THERMOMAN #583496 Sun Nov 30 2014 07:19 PM
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They look great!!! An awesome Bowes collection.


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Dave's Garage #583503 Sun Nov 30 2014 07:48 PM
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Thanks guys, glad you like the Bowes. Thermoman, I am missing a few what: Bowes tins, thermometers, or brain cells? Maybe all three things, lol. I try not to rationalize my collecting addiction, it would only make life more confusing. Cheers, Don.

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coopersplace #583544 Sun Nov 30 2014 11:50 PM
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Great collection.Love it!!

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Tbirdgas #583562 Mon Dec 01 2014 04:54 AM
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Here's a tough one to find. The pic is from google (I don't own it) I'll have to try and find a picture of the other.


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THERMOMAN #583569 Mon Dec 01 2014 06:29 AM
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Here is a cool one I got from an old gasser at Peotone a few years ago.

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bustermonty #583585 Mon Dec 01 2014 08:44 AM
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Wow, fantastic pieces guys, great to know there are more thermometers out there. I definitely will have to make extra room in case I am lucky enough to find any more to add to the collection. Cheers, Don.

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Don that Artic Ethyl is a cool globe. Probably only one of one or two out there?

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Very nice collection!


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bsplichal95 #583753 Tue Dec 02 2014 08:06 AM
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Fred, although the Artic Ethyl is rare I do know of at least four of them. That is pretty good considering they were a quite small company with only maybe a couple of dozen outlets here in Alberta. It is funny that the owner didn't know how to spell Arctic. I don't recall seeing another Artic Gold though. Cheers, Don.

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