Friday, August 30, 2019

Keystone water covers

RUSSCO Water cover 

Water cover 

Two variants on the "keystone" water utility cover - one by Russco and the other not marked.  The Russco cover features circular cement smoothing around the cover.  Both were seen in the street beneath our feet.  

Monday, August 26, 2019

Ford water

Star pattern meter box 

This star pattern is one of many water meter box designs and shapes made by the Ford Meter Box Company.  The company was founded in 1898 and is presently located in Wabash, Indiana. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

No 1 water

No. 1

Dappled sunlight draws our eye to this CALDWELL BOSTON NO 1 WATER utility cover that appears in the street beneath our feet.

Other cast iron Caldwell covers can be seen here (gas) and here (water).

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Three sigma

Three Sigma water service boxes

Three closely spaced SIGMA WATER curb and service boxes are seen in the street beneath our feet.  They are made by the Sigma Corporation of Cream Ridge, New Jersey.  

Sigma water utility cover

A fourth one allows for a closer view of what is now their current VB-747 curb and service box.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Spotted in the knapweed

Spotted knapweed 

What looks like a "C" on the left side of the spotted knapweed flower is a green caterpillar.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Scripted typography

Edelbrock header covers

Those orange gasoline hoses are connected to the manifold seemingly not in order.  

Chevelle trunk lid emblem

The font type for this 1971-72 Chevrolet Chevelle trunk lid emblem is based on a series of vertical swoops.  In previous years, they used an italic script.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two tails

Chevrolet left taillight

Corvette right taillight

Tail lights seen on classic cars; here, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 1956 Corvette.