Monday, July 15, 2019

Worn down gas test


Gas Test utility cover 

The high vehicular traffic has worn down the lettering on this utility cover.  What remains of the cover design indicates that it is a gas test cover.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gas test sans serif


Bingham and Taylor GAS TEST cover 


Seen in the street beneath our feet, this "GAS TEST BINGHAM TAYLOR" cover utilizes a sans serif font to indicate the function of the cover and its maker.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Third time


Try three times


"The third time's the charm", as the saying goes.  So it was with this street sign post, which was placed in the correct position on the third try.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Contrail 004


Contrail, 006


This contrail and the clouds seemed to have some rainbow effects.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Munching on mullein


Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) 

The seeds and flowers of the common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) are a favorite food of the Mullein Seed-eating Weevil (Gymnetron tetrum).


MSEW on the unopened part of the flower stalk
 



MSEW amongst the flowers 


Mullein is also sometimes spelled as "mullien".

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hinged cover


Rotating 26x25 pattern
 

This hinged manhole cover has a 26 x 25 "rotating L" pattern.  

The cover, a model EPGO XL, was made by EJIW, the East Jordan Iron Works located in East Jordan, Michigan and established in 1883.  It is now part of the EJ company.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Fitting ring


A ring of bricks
 

This shoe sole shined 10 x 10 diamond pattern manhole cover is outlined by the neatly cut and fitted bricks.