Antique Gas Pump Globes
Gas globes are spherical glass signs that sat atop gas pumps in the first half of the 20th century, advertising a specific oil company or brand of gasoline. Generally made from a ring of metal with a lens mounted on either side, they were produced in various shapes (like the Shell clamshell) and innumerable designs. The purpose of gas pump globes was brand identification for drivers at a distance. Lighting wasn’t as good on gas stations as...