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Glass globe body
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While on vacation I found this glass globe body for sale. Guy is a teacher in a northern Michigan college & about to retire. He said he found this in the attic of a small auto shop he purchased in Grand Rapids 40 yrs ago.
I have never gotten familiar with original globes. Wonder if someone can ID this & give me a ballpark value. I'm sure I'll start exploring the lens market! The lens size is 13.5" and it has only one retaining screw. Thanks Rick

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Re: Glass globe body
Rick S. #769610 Sat Oct 16 2021 06:39 AM
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Rick,

Prices on these have gotten stupid in the last 18 months.

I believe it's because of the unavailability of the reproduction bodies due to the Covid shut down.

I personally won't pay over $350.00 for one - but I've seen them on Feebay for up to $600.00 for a wide body version.

We sell exact reproduction mounting screw kits if you get some lenses.

Later . . .

Jim

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Rick S. #769646 Sat Oct 16 2021 08:28 PM
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Like Jim said globe bodies have gone to the moon and back on prices. What Jim quoted I think is fair in my opinion. Les


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Rick S. #769663 Sun Oct 17 2021 03:25 PM
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I appreciate the info on price. Any idea on the manufacturer or model? Yes I like Sinclair in case you wondered.

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There were numerous makers of glass bodies

I don't know any way to tell who made the 'normal' narrow and wide bodies.

Most were made by the Cincinnati Advertising Company. But there were probably a dozen different makers back in the day.

Later . . .

Jim


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