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    Posted 4 months ago

    Retrofutura
    (99 items)

    While playing around at a friend's ranch in 1979, I spotted this heavy, porcelain enameled metal 12" x 5.5" Telephone sign!
    She said if I like it, I should take it with me!
    So I did!
    Cool!
    Thanks, Ginger!
    The new, simplified design was introduced in 1939 and was in official phone company use until 1969!
    They could still be seen here and there well into the 1990s!
    Thanks for that additional information, ttomtucker!
    When I first saw it, it was covered with at least 25 years of road dirt
    and had been carelessly smeared with off-white paint.
    When I removed it, the opposite side was revealed as you see it now, unsullied!
    I've always displayed it prominently!
    It's printed on both sides, with the reverse showing the arrow pointing in the opposite direction.

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    Comments

    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 months ago
      Very nice sign
      but it sent me off into an Endless right turn
      just keep going right
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 months ago
      your sign is referred to as a 39 bell sign. the sign logo was introduced by the Bell System in 1939 and was used up until 1969. many of these signs were still around in the 1990's
    3. Retrofutura Retrofutura, 4 months ago
      Sorry about giving you the spins, Vynil.
    4. Retrofutura Retrofutura, 4 months ago
      Thanks for the information, ttomtucker!
      I might have to edit my post now.
    5. Retrofutura Retrofutura, 4 months ago
      Thanks and a "ding-a-ling" of the old rotary phone to
      couldbe,
      Vynil33,
      Watchsearcher,
      AnythingObscure,
      jscott0363,
      dav2no1,
      vetraio50,
      fortapache,
      officialfuel,
      ttomtucker
      and
      BB2
      for dialing up some Love here!

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