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Black traffic cones are a thing

It’s odd how you can come across something you have never seen before, but must have been present.

Probably just a case of chance, and not having been there at the right time.

I can’t recall having noticed black traffic comes before, but as I stumbled through Baillieston recently, there was a small flock of the things guarding the road outside a funeral director.

The cones were even customised with reflective bands carrying identification.

Curiosity awoken, I had hunt around the Internet to discover these could be purchased relatively, complete with reflective bands if needed. The only restriction seems to be delivery. The ‘custom’ colour means that there are no great stocks  of black cones to be had, and they are made to order, with delivery being in the order of 6-8 weeks, which is probably appropriate for such a sedate business.

Ever since I noticed this particular flock I’ve been on the lookout for more in the wild, but so far have only seen ordinary orange being pressed into service.

Baillieston funeral office

Baillieston funeral office

Baillieston black cone

Black cone

 

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January 28, 2014 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , ,

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