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Author:  mazeteam [ Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:48 am ]
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I have the catalogue from the manufacturers of these... forget the name though at the moment. Chester also has a number of these installations.

Author:  Alex [ Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:47 pm ]
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In any case, such installations are more common on the continent in countries such as France.

Author:  Acacia Cat [ Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:25 am ]
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Here's an interesting thing I discovered the other day! This lantern has been replaced with a P109. What's odd is that it's running SON-E (at least it's not SON-T). I always thought that the lanterns on the road were  old ones that had been refurbished, then I noticed this!

Before After

There's a slight design difference, showing that the current lanterns are not Revo Eastbournes (though my eyes may be deceiving me). It also means that the lantern (that is now a P109) can only have lasted about 4 or 5 years!

Author:  sotonsteve [ Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:48 pm ]
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Whilst I'm not really a fan of heritage lighting, there are certain styles I do like, but unfortunately they are not commonplace.

One type I do like is the hectagonal post top style, which is a six-sided and almost diamond shaped lantern with fairly steeply raked panes of glass. Another type I like is the Chelsea globe, like found along the banks of the River Thames, which is a clear sphere with embellishments.

Sadly you don't seem to see Chelsea globes outside of west to central London at all, and six-sided lanterns are quite unusual, although Southampton has a lovely gas-powered Sugg example (an authentic modern reproduction), and a somewhat more tacky looking DW UK Ltd SON-powered example.

I'm not a fan of the common four-sided post top style nor the top-entry teardrop style. Perhaps it is because they are overused, but they never seem authentic enough and scream out "fake".

Author:  Alex [ Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:42 pm ]
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sotonsteve wrote:
One type I do like is the hectagonal post top style, which is a six-sided and almost diamond shaped lantern with fairly steeply raked panes of glass.


Is this the style Urbis brand as the 'Kensington'? They are probably best found in the borough in question, usually in green. I am also a fan.

Author:  sotonsteve [ Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:12 pm ]
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Alex wrote:
sotonsteve wrote:
One type I do like is the hectagonal post top style, which is a six-sided and almost diamond shaped lantern with fairly steeply raked panes of glass.


Is this the style Urbis brand as the 'Kensington'? They are probably best found in the borough in question, usually in green. I am also a fan.


No, that's too small and with sides too vertical. Take a look at the Sugg Westminster.

Author:  mazeteam [ Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:17 am ]
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These ones on a bridge (bus lane only) in Doncaster are a favourite of mine... although running SON in a modern optic, they also have gas mantles fitted
http://goo.gl/maps/nsgjU

Author:  Alex [ Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:20 am ]
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The ones I'm thinking of in situ can be seen here.

Author:  peterhoult [ Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:36 pm ]
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Is it just me or do several lantern manufacturer's models look almost identical?

The ones are refer to are:

Urbis Albany
CU Phosco P510 and P511 (Albeit a post-top LED type)
WRTL Indal Charleston LED

Author:  Alex [ Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:19 pm ]
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You're absolutely right there, Peter. Similarly, the Urbis Abbey, Metcraft Victoria and the DW 'Windor' lanterns are all practically identical.

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