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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:04 pm 
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Suffolk used loads of these lanterns from the 1960s through to the 1980s when the GEC Z8831 took over. Unless they have had a SON conversion, which was very rare for Suffolk, they could still be mercury. Suffolk has purged most of its mercury in recent years, but some does still survive in small pockets.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:17 pm 
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At East Farleigh level crossing in Kent, there is still an Atlas/Thorn Alpha 10


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:14 am 
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Many years after I first spotted it as a survivor from the past, this glass bowled Revo Diadem still exists in Dartmouth, which is quite amazing given the relative regularity with which lanterns get changed over in Devon.

Also a rarity, this GEC Z5640 series lantern in Dunster in Somerset. Driving past, I couldn't tell if the column was concrete or wood.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:26 pm 
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GreatNorburyStDepot wrote:
Paianni wrote:
This rather quaint abandoned street light...
In the last few months the bracket mount has given way and the bracket is now hanging loose off the column.

I wonder who's responsible for it?  :?


Hopefully the bowl hasn't been damaged following its collapse. I wish you luck in hopefully saving it.
Having driven past it again, I can report that although the bracket is hanging with the lantern facing up, the bowl is still attached and appears undamaged.

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In London, near the Mount Pleasant mail sorting office is this mid 1960s Stewarts and Lloyd column with large curved bracket.

South of Tottenham Court Road, is an even older fluted Stewarts and Lloyd 25ft column probably dating from the early 1960s, although the lower section has been coated with textured paint to prevent posters being stuck to it.


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