U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 02-01-2015, 07:22 PM
132 posts, read 222,797 times
Reputation: 174


Several weeks ago, I acquired a vintage traffic signal. A four-way setup, it originally controlled an intersection somewhere on Surf Avenue on Coney Island. Near or in the area of the old Steeplechase Park.

Manufactured by the Ruleta company presumably in the 1930s decade.

The traffic signal was originally black, and, after 1962, the traffic signal was repainted yellow. At the bottom of the traffic signal is an original attachment that was once mounted on top of the pole this traffic signal was also mounted on. The pole itself was likely trashed at the time of removal. Where the hole is located, the traffic signal wires for red and green and common (a.k.a. neutral) exit from the housing of the traffic signal.

Regarding the interior, everything is in fair condition. This is true for the original wires. No serious damage from what I could see; however, everything will be inspected again before I test the signal indications.

Overall, I thought this was a cool find for me, and the location is also significant. I hope to have this function like it once did on the street eventually.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top