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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In many vintage street scene photos, you'll see tall, cast-iron clocks on the sidewalk.

Most of these were owned/maintained by a local jeweler.

In my area, these were once very commonplace; all have, sadly, long since vanished.......

https://pinterest.com/pin/440086194837425378/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willoughby & Adams, 1947.

Here's a most unusual "street clock", back in the days when the streetcars were still out in full force throughout much of Brooklyn.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?117762

(courtesy: nycsubway.org)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2nd Avenue & 32nd St., 1983.......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?156300

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bowery & Mott, 1981......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155528

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 42nd St., 1981.

Lots going on here, with a "relief" WAMATA Fishbowl (still wearing 1960's DC TRANSIT paint) taking center stage, a multitude of interesting street signage, and, also, the large (obviously no longer in use) "TOPP'S RESTAURANT" electric sign and clock; this sign, indeed, was a relic, even then......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155775

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rd Avenue & 34th St., 1975......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155044

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cadman Plaza & Montaque, 1972..........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155219

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 46th, 1971.....

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?154276

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, back at the ballpark...... Wink

We've been discussing class-era electric/electronic signage in detail (many thanks to our highly-knowledgeable friend, W.B. Fishbowl!); here's an excellent photo page highlighting the scoreboard at the fabled, hallowed, now-gone Shea Stadium (this is an interesting page!) Very Happy

https://metsfantasycards.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-mfc-scoreboard-collection-1962-2015.html

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of bygone ballpark scoreboards, here's a sharp "classic era" collectible for fans of "Da Bronx Bombers"....... Wink

https://scoreboardclassics.com/original-yankee-stadium-scoreboard.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot forget the fabled Ebbets Field, once home to the beloved "Bums"...........

https://www.pinterest.com/irishbear44/ebbets-field/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an interesting and detailed historical page on the history of electric/electronic ballpark scoreboards.

Be sure to read: "YANKEE STADIUM & THE ELECTRONIC MIRACLE"......

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/24976/100-years-scoreboard-watching

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
3rd Avenue & 34th St., 1975......

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155044

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Lexington, actually, but . . . today, it's Santander Bank in thar' . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
Cadman Plaza & Montaque, 1972..........

https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?155219

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["41 TO AVENUE N"]

That would be, on that bank sign, what Time-O-Matic called numeral style K (6 x 9, full-throat*).

* As opposed to round or square.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....funny while, I always was greatly fascinated by electronic digital clocks/thermometers, scoreboards, etc., Inever liked then on transit vehicles.

Too bad the "Em-Tee-Ay" could not have electronic signage to replicate classic white-on-black roller curtains...... Wink

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