Re: [StreetlightingUK] Re: 400w Mercury Streetlights
- Hi ClaireYes I would have bought the lanterns from you but the only problem would be picking them up.I have searched around my local depots but Sefton used upto 250w SON-T in Urbis, Philips and WRTLs, Liverpool do indeed have loads of Alpha 3s but they are in poor condition and getting into their depot is like Fort Knox, unles I catch the electricians on site and slip them a few Quid, I am out of luck, St Helens and Wirral use Siemens MRL6s, Philips SGS203's Phosco P678s upto 250w.As I cant drive I have sort of in a whammy of collecting items out side Merseyside area.The Simplex Jupiter yes I remember them actually I called the Frying pans as they looked like someon taped a huge frying pan onto a lighting column.Thanks for your HelpColin
Claire <clairerichmond60@...> wrote:
I'm glad that you are pleased with the old lanterns you recently
purchased from me. Re: your request for a 400W mercury lantern, I
have for sale a Simplex Jupiter (VGC) for £35 and one of those big
GEC Turtle lanterns (FC) £20 should you be interested, but they are
far too big to post and would have to be collected. I hope this of
some help to you.
There are still some very old lanterns around Wolverhampton,
including REVO Lucidors (top entry and side entry examples), side
entry REVO Dalek bowled 90W SOX lanterns, a few 35watt SOX REVO
So'L'Dors, REVO MBF Bell-tops, Alpha 5's, Eleco's, etc. I do have a
list of some of their locations, but you would probably need to buy
an A to Z of the area to find them. If you intend to
locate/photograph the survivors, can I suggest that you don't waste
too much time, as the contractor's replacement program is relentless.
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- Hello Christopher and welcome to the group.
You may try, but believe me resisting the urge to collect is nigh on
I myself often travel to Newcastle, and usually wind up at the
Metrocentre... and I use the train so I pass a few estates on the
Gateshead side near the Angel which are lit with the GEC SOX post-tops
you mention (and some old geared phosco P107's from the looks of it too).
Those old MBF post-tops you mentioned, for some reason I'm thinking
about the DAVIS type post-tops... though not 100% on that.
--- In StreetlightingUK@yahoogroups.com, "John David Thompson"
> Hi Christopher,
> Welcome to the group.
> Membership can be a dangerous thing though, with at least one certain
> side-effect: You're bound to start collecting! It can become quite
> Best wishes,
> --- In StreetlightingUK@yahoogroups.com, "Claire" <nsalmon157@>
> > Hi Christopher,
> > Welcome to the Group. There are a great many people on here that
> > an absolute mine of information on street lighting matters. That
> > combined with the street lighting websites on the internet to trawl
> > through, I'm sure that you'll sooon be able to ID those old MBF
> > tops that you remember from your childhood.
> > Claire