The oldest pedestrian signals that saw widespread use were implemented by putting 8″ WAIT and WALK lenses into the same housings used for vehicular signals.
I didn’t buy a WAIT-WALK signal off the street, rather, I put one together with two spare Marbelite ca. 1950 8″ housings that I had on the shelf. I traded some spare lenses for the Kopp WAIT and WALK lenses, and I added a repro cast aluminum finial which looks just right as a topper. I dig this light; it’s a particularly great one for indoor display.
This signal as it is came from quite a few sources!
- The Marbelite housings came from Ryan in California.
- The 7″-long Marbelite style visors are repros made by Steve Tutty in Colorado.
- The repro cast aluminum finial came from Larry in Detroit.
- The ped lenses came from Jay in Ohio.
- The aluminum P&K post and Marbelite slip-fitter came (a long time ago!) from Phil at Twin Green in New York.