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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »
Two nice signs. The '21 Bell sign has the earlier wide white boarder. I can make out:
 ....ern Bell Telephone Company.  Probably Southwestern Bell Telephone, maybe Northwestern Bell.

Notice in the upper right a sign with a car and the only word that can be seen is TRAIL. There is also a sign in the upper right corner

The couple have bare skin touching each other at their elbows, so a married couple? Notice the cigarette in her hand.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2017, 01:14:49 PM »
I'd wager the partially obscured sign is for a bus company.  Probably a stop.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2017, 09:49:55 AM »
A couple more.  The one from Vermont sems to be an N.E.T.&T. Co. sign with the name of the smaller telco underneath. The one from Iowa has a L&LD Bell as well as an Independent sign!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2017, 09:57:49 AM »
A couple more.  The bottom one is odd.  I don't know of any flat L&LD signs with a thick blue border.  There are a couple flanged "Pay Station" types with the thick blue border.  This sign is most likely in a wooden frams.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2017, 11:55:10 AM »
Another one from Iowa
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #65 on: December 11, 2017, 01:54:32 PM »
Mighty pleasant pictures to see.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #66 on: December 11, 2017, 02:01:11 PM »
Was it common to hang signs up that high on telephone poles? I do not recall seeing that belfore.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2017, 02:18:41 PM »
Some folks like it that way.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2017, 07:25:29 PM »
Was it common to hang signs up that high on telephone poles? I do not recall seeing that belfore.

Makes it harder to throw rocks at them!!!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2017, 08:21:14 PM »
Makes it harder to throw rocks at them!!!

And it's also more difficult to steal them!

You have firsthand knowledge of that one, don't you Greg? ;D
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2017, 03:14:52 PM »
The one from Vermont seems to be an N.E.T.&T. Co. sign with the name of the smaller telco underneath.

A little research may find what that company's name in Newbury Vermont was.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2018, 09:02:52 PM »
Sea View Railroad Depot, Warwick, RI circa 1900
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2018, 11:54:24 AM »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2018, 07:29:10 AM »
Queens, NY- 1940's
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #74 on: April 08, 2018, 08:15:53 AM »
I like that design. I'll bet at that time it was seen as innovative and ultra modern! Very sleek!

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