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1930s Chilean One Way embossed steel traffic sign

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Posted 2 years ago

mcheconi
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I spent two weeks in Chile and could not avoid searching for my beloved 1930s items. Chile's capital Santiago has two big flea markets (Persa Bio-Bio and Persa Balmacedo) and some antique shops worth visiting. I found this nice 1930s arrow shaped one way sign and brought it back with me. It reads "Tránsito" meaning "Traffic" written in a beautiful art deco typeface and measures 27" x 11". The lines and letters are embossed. The third picture shows one of these signs at the corner of Alameda Street with Bandera Street in 1939, in Santiago, Chile. The last one shows it again as well as a double-arrow one, both at the right side of the picture.

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  1. NevadaBlades, 2 years ago
    Cool looking sign. [;>)
  2. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thank you Efesgirl and NevadaBlades!
  3. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thanks SpiritBear, BB, TassieDevil & Caperkid for the love.
  4. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thanks Mani, ravage60, vetraio and (oh god!) Oroyoroyisthatyourhorsessdjffkfdsaksjfvlvlvxbcmsl (LOL)! Added another 1930s picture I found today.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    nice one mcheconi! el transito!
  6. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thank you fortapache & ho2cultcha.
  7. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Many thanks lisa, Hunter & OneGoodFind!
  8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Super cool and art deco would look incredible wherever you decide to put it in your home, what a triumph find this is also, So desirable I wanted to reach into the photo to "pick" it, but its a super large one, a complete gold nugget !~
  9. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thank you valentino97!
  10. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Phil, it is already on the wall! It was a great find, also 'cause I could find photographs that show it being used in the 30s. Found it in a huge warehouse owned by the Carozza family. They sell antiques since the 50s. Check their website to see how big the place is (in Spanish): http://antiguedadescarroza.cl/quienes_somos.html
    It took me hours to find something I could bring back home.
  11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the really interesting link, mcheconi, the store is massive which is a rarity, like a large antique mall. I loved the iron beds and the religious artefacts the most of all the sections, would love to see it. Again, your finds there are miraculous with all the items to go through !
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    GREAT HISTORY !!
  13. spitball spitball, 2 years ago
    Now, THAT is collecible. Sweet find!
  14. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean and spitball!
  15. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 1 year ago
    Stunning post mcheconi!
    The straffic signal is great, big size and solid material, great photos as well.
    Look at the full ómnibus (bus), lol! Santiago starting to be a very important South American city.
    Thanks so much for share with us!
  16. mcheconi mcheconi, 1 year ago
    Thank you Virginia!
  17. roddyq roddyq, 1 year ago
    Awesome sign!! Checked out the link the Longines pocket watch adviso was very appealing.

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