Sometimes you're walking along the street and you pick up something that catches your eye. A metal nameplate with rivet holes that wore through enough to drop the plate always seems to be too big of a mystery to pass up.
The Fontaine No-Slack was a mystery, but is no longer. You can almost see the numbers, but you can definitely note that the manufacturer of origin is Birmingham, Alabama. These guys make serious work trucks. Think phone company, water utilities, etc. etc.
I'm still trying to figure out what an SL5AWB D254 with a serial number of 119635493 is, but I've forwarded this picture to the customer service folks. Stay tuned, it'll be mind-numbingly exciting, no doubt.
18 hours ago