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I always wanted an El Camino Real (ECR) bell like those found along US Highway 101 and at several historic California Missions. Well thanks to a good friend, I was able to purchase an ECR Bell last month from a mutual friend who was selling his.

After a trip down south to pick up the bell, and lots of work, the bell is now installed in our back yard! This is the same style bell and pole used by Caltrans and can be seen along US Highway 101 from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  The Caltrans poles are painted a dark green and the bells are left unpainted and are covered by a dark brown layer of rust.

We decided to paint our pole and bell a light green, a Dunne and Edwards color called Real Glory. The pole is 13 feet tall from grade to the top of the curved staff and the bell weighs in at 75 lbs. A really fun project and a great addition to our collection of California highway items and our back yard.


I always thought the bells posted along U.S. 101 added a nice touch to the drive. That's a great addition to your collection!

hm insulators:
I remember those bells! I grew up in the Los Angeles area.

What's the symbol for El Camino Fake? :pan:


--- Quote from: Scott5114 on May 28, 2010, 06:31:13 PM ---What's the symbol for El Camino Fake? :pan:

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for $549 I'll be happy to make you one!


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