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Inside Citizens Bank Park for 2019

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Split Flap for the Philadelphia Phillies and Pass & Stow.

For those cooler spring nights, you can sit inside at Pass and Stow. Behind the bar is a flipboard made especially for Citizens Bank Park by Oat Foundry, a local company.

In an homage to the old sign at 30th Street Station, the flipboard will cycle through with score updates and memorable images from team history.

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MAR 26

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Firm (Oat Foundry) pitching split-flap board to Amtrak also putting one at Citizens Bank Park

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The company pitching Amtrak on a new schedule board for 30th Street Station will have one of its split-flap boards keeping track of pitches at Citizens Bank Park this season.

The sound of rotating split-flap modules is always in the background at Oat Foundry, the engineering firm offering to build a state-of-the-art, ADA-compliant ticker board to replace the one at 30th Street Station recently retired by Amtrak.

FEB 25

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From pretzel vending machine to old-school signs, meet former Drexel students building cool stuff

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Inside a former ammunition plant in one of Philadelphia’s river wards, the tick-tick-tick-tick would be instantly recognized by any 30th Street Station regular.

Split-flap boards!

On a recent afternoon, two were hanging on a workshop wall in design-and-build firm Oat Foundry’s new headquarters in Bridesburg, their motor-driven carousels of letters and numbers imprinted on die-cut plastic flaps spinning out test messages. Soon, those would be shipped to a brewpub in Saskatchewan and a trade show in Germany…

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FEB 15

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CEO Mark Kuhn Speaks With WHYY’s Radio Times

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As public support to stop the removal grew, other outlets began to pick up the story and spread the word. “The news that Amtrak will replace the board this year has created a wave of nostalgia for the good old days of “analog” signs. Those lamenting the change also point to the board’s distinctive sound that travelers have come to depend on for updated travel information. Marty Moss-Coane starts off the episode by talking about the tug between the 30th Street sign, technology, and aesthetics with Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron and Mark Kuhn, CEO of Oat Foundry, a Philadelphia firm that manufactures similar boards. We’ll also hear from Congressman Brendan Boyle, who spoke with Amtrak’s CEO about the removal of the sign.”

DEC 11

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Oat Foundry Split Flap Display an “Old School” Choice

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Elmhurst 1925 selects “Old School” Split Flap to stand out at Natural Products Expo.

Oat Foundry (Bensalem, PA) recently announced that clean-label plant-based beverage company, Elmhurst 1925, relied on Oat Foundry’s retro-inspired Split Flap display to draw attention to its booth at the recent Natural Products Expo. The display was chosen by agency Humid Creative (Conshohocken, PA).

“Split Flap displays naturally create a degree of anticipation,” Will Mazzei, product designer at Humid Creative Agency said. “People passing the booth hear the flapping sound of the display in motion and turn their heads. There is a natural curiosity that connects them to your content in a way that other displays don’t.”

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NOV 13