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Friday, August 1, 2008

Yield Signs Used to Be Yellow Too!

Turns out that "YIELD" signs also used to be yellow. Whaddya know?

Look closely at this next sign. This guy is the inventor of the "YIELD" sign and the sign he is holding is inscribed "This is the first YIELD sign in the world".

The sign in this clipping below could very well be literally the sign held by the gentleman above ("The first YIELD sign in the world").

Well, even the old red ones still look cool...

1 comment:

Karla said...

The Tulsa yield sign was the first in the US (and possibly the first in English, but I do not know that for a fact). It was far from being the first in the world, however. Czechoslovakia used a blue & white triangular yield (Government ordinance No. 100/1938 Sb. n. a. z.) The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia adopted the current red-white variant the following year, with other European countries following that. Australia used "Give Way" (still the preferred term in much of the English-speaking world) signs in the 1940s.