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Posted 01/25/2016   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Traffic towers have come and, more/less, gone ... but their postcards live on!

First up: a traffic tower in mid-town New York City.

Dating? http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersm1.html ... Don't let that car fool you. The Metropolitan Postcard Club database offers 1928-1974 for the Manhattan Post Card Publishing Company.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



What they look like today: mobile, and festooned with cameras:

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Posted 01/25/2016   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this is the actual photograph upon which that NYC traffic tower postcard is based:

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Posted 01/25/2016   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
IkeyPikey, I have seen the mobile kind in action. Sometimes used in parking lots by security. I have seen them get in and out of those easily - just lower the cabin. But how did the cop get in that tall one? I do not see any steps, and I have never seen a real one!

Peter
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Posted 01/25/2016   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
But how did the cop get in that tall one? I do not see any steps


The answer, as I understand it:



If you desire to read the entire article, checkout this link:

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archiv...9D946395D6CF
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Edited by wt1 - 01/25/2016 9:44 pm
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Posted 01/26/2016   12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Who, but wt1? Well done!
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