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1940s Bmt Nyc New York Subway Sign Vellum Brooklyn Broadway Myrtle Ave Elevated For Sale
If you're interested, please make us an offer - every one will be carefully considered!
Please carefully review the description and photos before offerding.
You are offerding on a unique, antique New York BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit) side route sign section. This sign came from the AB Standard cars of the BMT subway, which were built in three waves by Pressed Steel Car Company and American Car and Foundry between 1914 and 1924. There were over 700 built. The last of them were retired and scrapped in the 1960s. A few still exist as part of museum collections, including the New York City Transit Museum and the Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT.
Each car had two "signboxes" in each side of
the car. Inside the signbox of each AB resided two full rollsigns. The
top was a destination sign, while the bottom one displayed the route. When we say It's from an AB, you can be sure that's what it's from!
As the signs aged, they tended to wear out. We believe this particular sign was printed shortly after WWII, based on the feel of the cloth.
The section is made of black cloth with cream/white printed lettering.
This sign has destinations printed on both sides. One side was meant to face inward, for passengers on the train, while the other was meant to face outward, for passengers on the platform.
This section measures 24 inches wide by 66 inches long.
The readings on this sign are as AV. EXP.
MYRTLE AV. L'C'L.
BROADWAY B'KLYN EXP.
BROADWAY B'KLYN L'C'L.
14TH ST. L'C'L.
14TH ST. EXP.
14TH ST. LINE
This sign had some small tears that needed small 3M gaffer tape repairs.
Some of the routes were more dirty than others.
Please check out the high-resolution photos carefully before offerding.
This sign would be great for bar or restaurant decoration, dorm room, den, etc. Also makes that one of a kind gift - you can't find this at Sears or Target. Have fun touring old New York. Own a piece of New York history!
Item shipped for free via USPS Priority Mail within the United States. Please check out our other sales for great subway items, like DVDs and other subway signs. Thanks for looking and good luck!
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1940s Bmt Nyc New York Subway Sign Vellum Brooklyn Broadway Myrtle Ave Elevated: $249