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 Post subject: Re: Gas Lamps
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:06 am 
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Not quite, there is a Victorian cast iron column with a carbon arc lantern in Southampton that has listed status, and I doubt it is the only listed street lighting installation.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:08 am 
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On the subject of historic lighting does anybody know anywhere else other than that example in Southampton where Carbon Arc lighting still exists?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Lamps
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I have a funny feeling about the repro gas lanterns in Leeds (up b'university). There are two signs, I got a snap of one, mentioning gas works - I hope this doesn't mean the end of these lanterns.

I did walk around the square taking snaps of three different Sugg repro gas lamps. One is / has been converted to mains the second one has been disconnected, the rest are still in working condition (one lass even asked me what I was doing. Turned around and said because of the gas works that are being done in a fortnight I do fear that these lanterns may be replaced or removed).

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Gramma6 wrote:
On the subject of historic lighting does anybody know anywhere else other than that example in Southampton where Carbon Arc lighting still exists?


There's some carbon-arc lighting still in use in Berlin, some of it is repro, but arc-lighting none the less.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:36 pm 
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I have a funny feeling about the repro gas lanterns in Leeds (up b'university). There are two signs, I got a snap of one, mentioning gas works - I hope this doesn't mean the end of these lanterns.

I did walk around the square taking snaps of three different Sugg repro gas lamps. One is / has been converted to mains the second one has been disconnected, the rest are still in working condition (one lass even asked me what I was doing. Turned around and said because of the gas works that are being done in a fortnight I do fear that these lanterns may be replaced or removed).

If the works are for 4 weeks then I doubt it'll be purely to remove the lanterns.... if the lanterns are removed, then it'll be as part of a larger plan of works.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:56 pm 
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I'll check again in 6 weeks and if anything has changed, I'll post it here.

The ones in Horsham are AFAIK are somewhat out of action, as none of them, well when I went earlier this year, were lit.

So far the only repro gas lantern locations I know are Leeds and Horsham. I don't know if Chichester has any.

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There are no gas lamps in Chichester.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:52 pm 
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An alleyway in Leeds is fitted with Gas Lamps. Its leads down to The Swan pub.

Sadly no photo's because the SD Card isn't working properly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:27 am 
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errrrrrmmm... which area of leeds?

"an alleyway in leeds" :lol:  :lol: methinkies there may be quite a few alleyways in leeds ;)

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One near to Waitrose / Ann Summers in the heart of the city centre. I think its near to The Core but I can't be certain.

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