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Sure Stop Flapper

Lucked out recently and was able to pick up this rare STOP sign for my collection. It’s called a flapper because it was designed to be mounted on the roadbed and be run over by the vehicles it was indicating. As the tire came off the sign, it would flap back to its […]

A new online messaging board is up and running for those interested in traffic signals and road signs. http://forums.signaltraffic.com/. Brand spankin’ new and running the very latest release of phpBB3, it has all the latest doodads and geegaws that anyone could want. Just because we’re collectors of vintage signals and signs, doesn’t […]

Digital Box?

At first glance the link below is to a story that would appear decidedly non-signal related, but perhaps there’s more to it than you think…
http://www.designondeadline.com/digitalnewsstand/index.html

One of the reasons I enjoy collecting automobilia (traffic signals, road signs, toll booth collectors’ severed limbs, etc..) is the incongruity of seeing otherwise ubiquitous items, in an unfamiliar setting. […]

I just came across a very comprehensive site on not only Crouse Hinds signals and controllers, but also on the history of the company and its founders. It’s Josh’s http://www.crouse-hindstrafficsignals.com/. Definitely give it a look if you’ve got a chance.