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Picturing the Past 94: Speeders bewarePosted Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 7:34 AM
Police Chief Clarence Wheeler and officer Jack Stallings inspect Shelbyville's first speed detection device. (T-G file photo)
The device above ushered in a new era for drivers.
It's the first speed-detection device in Shelbyville, introduced in 1958. That's Police Chief Clarence Wheeler and officer Jack Stallings looking it over.
The story didn't detail how it worked, but obviously it's a far cry from today's electronic units.
Here's a closer look, if somewhat fuzzy, of the detector.
I imagine a few readers of this blog may have encountered this device or something similar.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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