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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Working at a scrap yard has its perks sometimes. I have been waiting for one of these traffic lights to come in for some time and finally a few weeks ago I was throwing out some trash and saw some plastic traffic lights in it, I took 5 home and found 3 that still worked. Last week a forklift went by me with a basket of aluminum and I saw 3 of these aluminum Traffic lights in it, the Boss gave me this one cheap so I took it home, put in the 3 lights and lit it up!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Now that is cool EJW ! I need one by my front door too :-) Great find !!
    2. Trey Trey, 9 years ago
      Awesome find, I have a buddy who drives a garbage truck it's his family business and he has found some amazing signs.
    3. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks to gargoylecollector, Drfluffy, Manikin, officialfuel, Longings, trukn20 and Trey, glad you all love this!
      Thanks Manikin and Trey for nice comments!
    4. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Pure genius Ed! You did a great job on this traffic light, looks great outside the store!
    5. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks Signaholic for given this some love and nice compliment!
    6. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Very welcome Ed! Love it when a plan comes together.
    7. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      AWESOME find Ed!!! I keep finding the ones that need way too much work or the seller thinks they are pure gold!
    8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks tommy1002, mine needs blasting, primed and painted inside and out but that's ok cause I got it real cheap!
    9. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks Chevelleman69, Designer, mtg75, leighannrn, pops52, sanhardin, egreeley1976, AntiqueToys and sugargirl for given this some love.
    10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks chrissylovescats, glad you love this too!
    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Nice find "eagle eye"!
      I may be telling you something that you already know, but a word of caution. Don't use sand to blast the paint off the aluminum as it will embed into the aluminum & really do some damage.
    12. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly!! Ill either use glass or walnut then!
    13. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Soda is an option if there is an outfit close that has the equipment.
    14. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks AmberRose for given this some Love!
    15. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      do you know how to tell the year? I hjave a traffic light and have no idea what year it is
    16. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      yours looks great im glad you saved them
    17. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Hi vwbus, glad you love this, this one has plastic lenses and aluminum frame and I see the same exact ones still hanging at intersections so who knows when it was made, it could be 10, 20, 30 or 40 yrs old, I don't know. if it had glass lenses I would guess it to be a lot older.
    18. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Do you know who made it?
    19. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Mine has glass lenses but I have no idea how to tell the year and when I go home ill check the manufacture
    20. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      walksoftly: Mine says MarkIV Eagle Signal . The scrap yard at work just got a rool-off box full of these but no lenses in them and they look older then mine, I'm gonna grad a couple more!
    21. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Found this link it says Eagle was bought out by Mark IV in the 80's

      I've been watching an online auction for what I think is a GE single face, I had the top bid for the last two days at $50, have 2 days to decide if I want to go higher.
    22. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly for that web sight, cool, that puts mine from the 80's so now I'll check the ones that came in this week to see who made them and check the year. I hope they are older. good luck on your bid, what auction is that? LOL
    23. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      It's a Saskatchewan based Auction company.
      McDougall Auction
    24. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      You're welcome, that is a good site lots of info & pictures.
      Keep us posted on what you find at work.
    25. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Glad you Love this AmberRose, Manikin, geo26e and Aimathena
    26. EJW-54 EJW-54, 9 years ago
      Thanks Blackshiep1 for checkin this out and lovin it!
    27. spitball spitball, 8 years ago
      You are right, that's a Mark IV, which would have been made in the 80s, or possibly into the 90s. For some reason, the paint did not hold very well on these. This probably had glass lenses and incandescent lamps originally, and was later upgraded to the plastic LEDs.

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