Posted 3 years ago
These babies were manufactured in the late 1940s through the mid 1950s and are valued for their distinctive art deco touches. Traffic lights were a new addition to many American towns and not always welcome (nanny state!) so in addition to making them effective traffic control devices Crouse-Hinds also tried to make them graceful additions to the landscape. As the saying goes, "they don't make 'em like that anymore."
I've only just begun restoring it and I'm hamstrung by my schedule and the fact that I live in a condominium apartment with no outside space, but I'll keep this post updated with my progress and learnings.