Posted 10 years ago
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! : )