Mystery Illustration 28

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In what industry or occupation is this a professional signal?

The answer is here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 20, 2016
     Category: Signage | 1930s





Comments
Sure, trains. You'd have to have clear signals seen from far away. But... "cut 'er onto a stock track" isn't quite what I envisioned. I had, "Take 5 minutes and then start up again. The tracks should be clear."
Posted by Greg on 08/20/16 at 08:30 AM
I thought "Go take a flying jump in the lake," but couldn't isolate it to a particular occupation.
Posted by Virtual on 08/20/16 at 01:13 PM
"Hang it in your ear" came to mind.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/16 at 11:59 PM
I guessed something to do with trains, but not because of his hand or its position. When I saw what appears to be a pocket watch chain, I thought it had to be a job where knowing the correct time is important, and the railroad industry immediately came to mind.
Posted by Fritz G on 08/21/16 at 07:01 AM









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