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Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign #257475
Sat Jun 04 2011 02:58 PM
Sat Jun 04 2011 02:58 PM
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Mountain Home, AR USA
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Double sided Stamped steel "Stop" Sign, The Stop has a sandpaper finish. It was mounted on a 1930s bus and swung out on a arm. It has a rubber bumper mounted on one side. It measures 19 1/4 X 8.5 $85.00 plus $12.00 shipping in the lower 48.





Thanks

Joey

Re: Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign [Re: coke_and_stuff] #257510
Sat Jun 04 2011 06:48 PM
Sat Jun 04 2011 06:48 PM
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San Diego, CA
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sandpaper finish? I have two questions:

1 - could you please take a photo of the sign with a flash, to see if it lights up?

2 - could you estimate the grain of the sandpaper-like texture? like, 40 grain, or 200?

the reason I ask these questions is because I suspect the finish is actually tiny glass beads - an early attempt at reflectivity. Before the sheeting we know today was invented, signs were roll-coated with clear paint with glass beads immersed in it. As the years went by, the beads got smaller and smaller, as they would adhere better and the reflectivity would be more durable.

here is an example of a route marker with the beads rolled on:



my guess is, that if the STOP sign was mounted to a 1930s bus, it has some fairly large beads. Or, the bus sign may have originally been non-reflective, and then retrofitted with the beads later.

Last edited by agentsteel53; Sat Jun 04 2011 06:49 PM.

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Re: Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign [Re: agentsteel53] #257578
Sun Jun 05 2011 10:52 AM
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Mountain Home, AR USA
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NON reflective, Its rough like 220 grit paper.

Joey

Re: Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign [Re: coke_and_stuff] #257636
Sun Jun 05 2011 06:41 PM
Sun Jun 05 2011 06:41 PM
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San Diego, CA
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thanks for looking!

very interesting. I'd have bet good money that it was reflective beading. note to self: stay out of Vegas smile

Last edited by agentsteel53; Sun Jun 05 2011 06:41 PM.

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San Diego, CA - US 80, 101, 395
Re: Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign [Re: agentsteel53] #257658
Mon Jun 06 2011 02:15 AM
Mon Jun 06 2011 02:15 AM
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Plainfield Il. US
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I've got an Arkansas 68 State sheild with the roll on beads.
Pretty cool!

Re: Stamped Steel 1930s School Bus sign [Re: JOSBORN] #257681
Mon Jun 06 2011 09:48 AM
Mon Jun 06 2011 09:48 AM
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San Diego, CA
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JOSBORN, could you please post a picture? or mail one to me, if that is easier: jake@aaroads.com

would like to see what the 68 looks like. I have seen this 68:



but I do not believe its owner has traded or sold it, so yours must be a different one.


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