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Posted 3 years ago

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electobacco
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Here is an antique stop sign that I found and thought I would share with all of you.

Now for some history on this sort of item. : ) In the late 1930’s, the first attempt at reflectorizing resulted in the development of "cat eyes", which were glass semi-spheres that were inserted in holes in the signs. These glass spheres, spelling out STOP or the shape of a curve, resembled cat’s eyes at night. The "cats eyes" in signs were widely used for reflectorization until the late 1940’s, when the Stimsonite Corp developed oval prismatic reflectors.

It looks pretty awesome when light reflects off of the glass marbles. Thank you for looking and have an awesome one! : )

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    A thank you is in order for you as well officialfuel. Have a great evening!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you as well!
  3. DMK678 DMK678, 3 years ago
    I Like I like I want I want.
    Thanks For Sharing.
  4. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much DMK678. It feels great to post items knowing there are people like you out there willing to show their appreciation. Have a great night! : )
  5. DMK678 DMK678, 3 years ago
    You As Well
    I was Just Looking One Of You Listings & Conve With Viking Looks Like You Know Your...?...Stuff.
    Cheers
    Good To Meet You
  6. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for coming to your senses on this official..... : )
  7. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you oilman514. Keep rockin with those finds of yours my friend! You inspire many of us I am sure with your collecting passion and the items you share with us.....
  8. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love aycockonxion and for enjoying this item stonesfan. Have a great day!
  9. DMK678 DMK678, 3 years ago
    Still LOVE It Still Want It............. ;)
    Thanks Again
    Cheers!!!..........Again.
  10. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you Lisa for enjoying this item! Have a great day and week ahead my friend! : )
  11. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Youngpicker96 it is you again! Thank you so much once again for the outpouring of love and enjoying my items. Keep rockin! : )
  12. crabbycorgi crabbycorgi, 3 years ago
    Nice find! Even with the red border and letters!! Very narrow time frame for that paint scheme. Very cool!
  13. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Crabbycorgi thanks for the love my friend and for passing by! I appreciate the post as well. Yeah this is an oldie, but a goodie.... : )
  14. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Yeah I agree with you Kaileys! They are way cool. Even more so when a bunch of different lights reflect off of the marbles on the sign at night. Kinda like a disco ball! : ) They can be pricey. Thank you for stopping by and the post.....have a great night....
  15. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you for the love and stopping by dusty! Have an awesome week my friend! : )
  16. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    I hope you are having an awesome day junkmanjoe! Thank you so much for the love and stopping by my friend! : )
  17. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much mtg75. Have an awesome day! : )
  18. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Great older stop sign! I'm lookin for one myself right now.
  19. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Yeah I completely agree Sign. These items are pretty cool. Hopefully you found one out hunting this weekend. Take care my friend....
  20. electobacco electobacco, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the love jamie, brock, gvg, trgru, chevy, and vans! Wow so many of you! It is greatly appreciated my friends. Have a great day and remainder of the week... : )
  21. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 2 years ago
    I love the Glass beads, thats a Really unqiue piece!
    Have you tested them for vaseline?
  22. electobacco electobacco, 2 years ago
    I appreciate and thank you for the comment Shawn and your love for this item! How do you check for vaseline?? The answer to your question is no I have not. Have an awesome day my friend! : )

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