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Object ID 002024

Object Name Public telephone sign

Object Desc Flanged metal enameled sign. Blue with white accents. Circular with image of bell at center with text.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002081

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General Category History

Category Signs


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 17

Object Date 1950s

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords signs,telephones,information signs,Bell Telephone,

Title Public telephone sign

Description Flanged, metal enameled sign. Dark blue with white accents. Circular cut out shape. At center is bell shape with "Public / Telephone" written on it. Both sides are identical.


Approx Collection Date

Height 11.25

Length 0

Width 13

Depth 1.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Image Caption CMY2081



Date APR 24,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, rust throughout. The flange component of sign is very worn with loss around edges where holes were punched out for hanging. Flange is warped and dented. Flange has been painted, not original. Surface scratches and wear. On top edge where flange connects to circular part of sign there is a chip in the metal. White accretions from dust and storage. Chips in enamel around edges. On back side by the bottom center of the bell graphic there is the outline of a flower-like shape. Specks of red paint on front.


Date APR 24,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 24,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 2,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 8 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 17 from Room 7, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin