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another highway sign: Kansas US 66
#205469 Wed Sep 29 2010 07:06 PM
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only the third known-verified-photos-and-all Kansas 66 shield!



note the features that verify this as a genuine product of the Kansas highway department:

* 18 gauge steel
* rounded-off corners
* custom font for KANSAS and 66 (not the standard federal font)
* square mounting holes with evidence of smallish round washer use
* white paint underneath the sheeting

the layout and reflective sheeting material dates this one to the early 1950s.

Route 66 goes through eight states, and it spends the least time in Kansas: only 13.2 miles. So Kansas is by far the most difficult state to find.

And with the acquisition of this sign (through my diligent efforts of course!), one more person has a complete eight-state 66 set smile


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Re: another highway sign: Kansas US 66
agentsteel53 #205470 Wed Sep 29 2010 07:29 PM
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Outstanding piece of history there. Very, very cool.

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notitfortat #205480 Wed Sep 29 2010 08:09 PM
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I'm guessing that, rather than small washers, the impressions were made by carriage bolts. That would explain the square holes. The use of washers would make the square holes useless.

Wes

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thermactor #205491 Wed Sep 29 2010 10:40 PM
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Pretty good condition for its age. Thanks for sharing.
Mike

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thermactor #205494 Wed Sep 29 2010 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: thermactor
I'm guessing that, rather than small washers, the impressions were made by carriage bolts. That would explain the square holes. The use of washers would make the square holes useless.

Wes


My thoughts exactly Wes.

Cool sign. Thanks for the info Jake.



Re: another highway sign: Kansas US 66
Scott Baselt #205504 Thu Sep 30 2010 05:48 AM
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Sweet sign. Get your kicks on Route 66!!!!!!!

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roger cherry #205632 Fri Oct 01 2010 05:41 AM
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very informative,,,thanks!


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Re: another highway sign: Kansas US 66
thermactor #206258 Mon Oct 04 2010 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: thermactor
I'm guessing that, rather than small washers, the impressions were made by carriage bolts. That would explain the square holes. The use of washers would make the square holes useless.

Wes


I never knew that; thanks for the info!


jake@aaroads.com

any questions about road signs - authenticity, value, etc - ask away!

the AARoads shield gallery - over 10,000 historic highway marker photos

San Diego, CA - US 80, 101, 395

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