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    Posted 4 years ago

    AnythingOb…
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    Go one way or the other, but forward no more!!

    This is one of my favorites amongst my road sign collection, likely also one of the oldest. I would have to guess this sign saw service in the 1930's to 1940's [as by the 1950's, non-embossed aluminum was becoming the preferred material for road signage] since it is made of (painted) heavy gauge embossed steel, and it measures 2' square. It was probably first posted somewhere in the rural Fulton Co., IL area, eventually finding its way to my uncle's scrap metal pile behind his barn there, from which I then 'rescued' it as a teenager in the 1970's. It hasn't been "outside" since... ;-) :-)

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    Comments

    1. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Nice to see this sign in such great shape. I'm glad that you rescued it!
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much to buckethead, fortapache, elanski, Caperkid, and ho2culcha for your <love-its> -- especially to buckethead for your kind comment! :-) :-) :-)
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      this is pretty fabulous in the obscure/banal category!
    4. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      I'd mount it sideways. :+)
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      More THANKS to yougottahavestuff, ho2cultcha, & artfoot for stopping by for a look/comment! :-) :-) :-)
    6. spitball spitball, 3 years ago
      Nice rescue! It's cool to begin with, but even cooler that you personally found it before it could go through a dealer's hands. Nothing wrong with dealers...but it's more like it was meant to be yours.

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