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Archive for March, 2007

Travel enough road miles and it becomes way too easy to miss vintage signals you pass by on a daily basis. Here are some hidden jewels that are still in service, all within two miles of my house.
Green Adler (sounds like a poisonous snake or a Batman villain):
(just this week a green Adler […]

Domo arigato Mr. Roboto

This is one of my favorite signal ads of all time. A huge traffic directing robot. From his aggressive stance, straddling traffic in the middle of the road, we can assume that he is a vengeful automaton, stomping on jay walkers and punting traffic offenders into the next county.
What I really find curious […]

I’ve always preferred the older state route signs over the US Shield type. I like a nice US Route sign as much as the next guy, but something about the individual state signs really does it for me.
Here’s a recent addition to my collection that I received from a friend, Lary Brown. It’s […]

Do I make you Horni Baby?

Here’s an interesting sign I picked up recently.

Just another run of the mill, porcelain FIRE sign? Maybe.
Then again, maybe not…

Although Horni (like Econolite, AGA, Darley, Crouse Hinds and other signal manufacturers) also trafficked (don’t like my puns, get your own damn website) in signs, I hadn’t seen any actual Horni signs outside of […]

Joe C. (from the SignalFan club on MSN) found this movie on Archive.org (a great source for public domain old movies BTW). The movie can be played through your browser (as long as it supports Flash) but to really ogle the old signals in high definition (well, high def for 1937) you need […]