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    Posted 13 years ago

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    Public Service of NJ hung these on poles at bus stops back in the 1940s. Notice the two poles on the roof of the bus. They were powered by electricity. These buses were common during WW2 when gasoline was rationed. The arrow sticking out on the driver's side is a signal for a left turn.


    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      Very nice sign!
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 13 years ago
      That's gotta be one of the coolest signs I have seen. The turn signals like that on the VW's were called semaphores, but do not know if they called them that here. Love it.
    3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 13 years ago
      When I was stationed in Germany I had a 1949 VW that had semaphores. great looking sign.
    4. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 12 years ago
      I've got one of these hanging on my wall, I love it too!
    5. dmd, 9 years ago
      I grew up in South Orange New Jersey. A block away was a stop for the #31 South Orange, Prospect Street Branch. The signs were among the most distinctive signs anywhere. Starting in the 1930's they started replacing car lines with electric bus lines. They had two types of sign, one with trolley poles, one without.
    6. spitball spitball, 9 years ago
      These were all over the place; I remember that one was a few blocks from my home in Clifton when I was a kid. I have one at home which I found in an antique store.

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