Vintage Red Crown Gasoline Globe: Collector Preferred Milk Glass – VS205
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Vintage Red Crown Gasoline Globe: Collector Preferred Milk Glass
At ArtFactory.com, we have been in the collectible Americana and antiques restoration business for over a century. Over the years we have acquired some of the rarest and most highly sought after vintage petroliana items, and this vintage Red Crown Gasoline gas globe is a prime example. This authentic globe features 2 original milk glass lenses with an unrestored, heavy metal original body. To top it all off, this one is in excellent condition for a piece that is nearly 100-years-old. You can add this globe to any of our fully restored to museum quality vintage visible gas pumps, or purchase just the globe to add to your existing pump. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for a quote, we ship worldwide.
- Company - Red Crown Gasoline
- Product - Red Crown Gasoline
- Era - 1920s
- Color - Blue, Red, White,
- Dimensions - 15" Diameter
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Red Crown Gasoline Company History
While most oil companies were switching to leaded gasolines en masse during the mid-to-late 1920s, American Oil chose to continue marketing its premium-grade "Amoco-Gas" (later Amoco Super-Premium) as a lead-free gasoline by using aromatics rather than tetraethyllead to increase octane levels, decades before the environmental movement of the early 1970s led to more stringent auto emission controls which ultimately mandated the universal phase out of leaded gasoline.
The "Amoco" lead-free gasoline was sold at American's stations in the eastern and southern U.S. alongside American Regular gasoline, which was a leaded fuel. Lead-free Amoco was introduced in the Indiana Standard marketing area in 1970. The Red Crown Regular and White Crown Premium (later Gold Crown Super Premium) gasolines marketed by parent company Standard Oil (Indiana) in its prime marketing area in the Midwest before 1961 also contained lead.
Read More At: AMOCO on Wikipedia
Vintage Red Crown Gasoline Globe Info
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