They Had That Back Then? #1

This series will showcase vintage examples of what you may have thought were relatively recent developments. Today's lesson: Traffic Cameras.

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(from the May 1956 issue of Popular Science)

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(from the August 1959 issue of Popular Science)
     Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu May 07, 2009
     Category: Photography and Photographers | Transportation | 1950s





Comments
i knew they'd been around at least since the '70s because they refered to a picture from one in a episode of 'columbo'. i didn't know they dated back to the '50s though. and they still haven't really caught on! (thank god!)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/07/09 at 06:10 PM
Oh they are all over here in my town. They rake in the big dollars snapping away at people who get to the red light at 4 am, pause for a moment and then roll on through.

I had no idea they had been around for so long though.
Posted by Nethie on 05/07/09 at 08:09 PM
Wayne,
I don't actually have much free time to search for old articles, but I do like old magazines and quite often when I am simply browsing through them I find interesting stuff, thanks to the age of the magazines.
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 05/08/09 at 12:18 AM
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