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Signal Tree CGE mount

Signal Tree CGE mount

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Interesting old mount for this CGE signal. CGE's have become very rare in Toronto now. I don't think the backplate of this signal is original either.

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Sep 17, 2019 at 06:12 AM Author: Metal Halide Boy
Look at those old gumballs in the background!
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Sep 17, 2019 at 07:37 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Look at those old gumballs in the background!

They're actually MH.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Sep 17, 2019 at 09:21 AM Author: dor123
Why the American traffic lights, colored school bus yellow instead of black as in the rest part of the western world?

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Sep 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM Author: Mandolin Girl

Why the American traffic lights, colored school bus yellow instead of black as in the rest part of the western world?

To be honest I don't know, perhaps it's to make them more visible as some of them are suspended above the roadway.?

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Sep 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM Author: joseph_125
Nice catch, this is an older 1960s and prior CGE model too. The 8" sections have the GE logo centred vertically and the two deeper grooves.

The gumballs are actually fairly recent, they're from the mid 90s and burn PSMH/CMH lamps. The model is the now discontinued Cooper URB. They replaced the old 1940s-1950s multiple incandescent gumballs.

The main reason for the the yellow backplates and signal heads are for visibility as most of the signals here are suspended over the roadway. Some newer ones even have reflective borders around the backplate also to aid in visibility. Darker colours like black and green are also used in some areas, sometimes with a yellow backplate to aid visibility.
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