Petrol Pump Globe

An original petrol pump globe in glass made by Shell, circa 1940s…

SKU: RC01022.

Product Description

A stunning original petrol pump globe…

Dating to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1940s, this is an original petrol pump globe (or topper). Made in glass, with Black lettering, the globe is offered in fine condition. A rare survivor, the globe is double sided, and stamped with a makers mark, (which without some losses to the writing would originally have read)… “Property of SHELL-MEX & B.P. Ltd. RETURNABLE ON DEMAND”

The globe is British made, which can also be found stamped on the outside of the globe. “Shell-Mex and BP Ltd was a British joint marketing venture between petroleum companies Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) and British Petroleum (BP). It was formed in 1932 when both companies decided to merge their United Kingdom marketing operations”, Reference : Wikipedia

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. Structurally the entire piece is strong and happily ‘free stands’. There are some surface scars and abrasions to the exterior yet there are no cracks to the glass. You’ll note a few small minor ‘nicks’ at the base, yet these are not detrimental to the structure of the globe or indeed the look and feel. We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

A rare survivor and collectable piece…

Dimensions : Depth : 19cm, Width : 38cm, Height : 43cm

Postage : Due to the fragile nature of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 19 x 38 x 43 cm