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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:38 pm 
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Ew ew ew ew ewwwwwwwwwwwww!

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I've seen one or two like that round this way... but they look better because the tops are black!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:48 pm 
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That installation is pig ugly! The more I look at it, the worse it gets!  :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:03 am 
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I agree, they look much better in black.

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 Post subject: Re: Wales
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Neath, now called Mercury City! Some rather nice finds from a visit to Neath last wednesday night, it seemed most streets had a mercury lamp of some sort burning away  :D

The tell-tale bright white glow of this beauty was spotted from about half-mile away.
http://tinyurl.com/3yeg3zp

I've never seen a side-entry lantern like this before, missing its bowl it seems.
http://tinyurl.com/325ytau

Exchange road had a couple of Belltops glowing away quietly..
http://tinyurl.com/3xw8mwf
http://tinyurl.com/36x72ff (Side entry again)

Osborne street has two Eleco silver rays(?)
http://tinyurl.com/2vt7w65
Whittington street has one
http://tinyurl.com/2wz94vg
Most of the columns around the area had exactly the same columns and brackets, but with a SOX lantern. Guess they changed out a lot of the mercurys for SOX a while ago.

I dont know what lantern this is, but its the last still burning mercury around this roundabout.
http://tinyurl.com/2wdej6q


Cimla Crescent has about 4 of these post tops burning mercury
http://tinyurl.com/3yrunbh
So does 'The Hollins'
http://tinyurl.com/35k8ta5

In fact there are so many mercury post-tops remaining in the Cimla area, i'd be here all night putting them up! I estimate from a quick drive around the Cimla area, I saw about 20-25!

Now a couple of lanterns for the SOX guys on here

Old road, Cwrt Sart
http://tinyurl.com/2wdvtu7

Briton Ferry road
http://tinyurl.com/35z2s6z

There are quite a few of these top-entry lanterns in the streets around Windsor Road.
http://tinyurl.com/2wwd2vx

I did notice that quite a majority of the lanterns featured here, and many of the sleeved columns I saw, were Revo. Did towns get their streetlamps from one supplier for any length of time?

Mike.


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 Post subject: Re: Wales
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Some cracking finds there!

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Neath, now called Mercury City! Some rather nice finds from a visit to Neath last wednesday night, it seemed most streets had a mercury lamp of some sort burning away  :D

The tell-tale bright white glow of this beauty was spotted from about half-mile away.
http://tinyurl.com/3yeg3zp


GEC Small Oxford Z556X, amazing to see one with an original "acorn" bowl although it may be from another model of those GEC lanterns such as the Z5540, small Wembley which had a formed sheet metal rather than cast canopy.

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I've never seen a side-entry lantern like this before, missing its bowl it seems.
http://tinyurl.com/325ytau


Side entry Prefect, very rare

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Exchange road had a couple of Belltops glowing away quietly..
http://tinyurl.com/3xw8mwf
http://tinyurl.com/36x72ff (Side entry again)

Side entry Belltops, again very rare

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Osborne street has two Eleco silver rays(?)
http://tinyurl.com/2vt7w65
Whittington street has one
http://tinyurl.com/2wz94vg
Most of the columns around the area had exactly the same columns and brackets, but with a SOX lantern. Guess they changed out a lot of the mercurys for SOX a while ago.


Yep HW918s

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I dont know what lantern this is, but its the last still burning mercury around this roundabout.
http://tinyurl.com/2wdej6q


Looks like a Simplex Jupiter, quite rare now especially as its not been converted to SON.

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So does 'The Hollins'
http://tinyurl.com/35k8ta5


Looks like Revo Solumbra

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In fact there are so many mercury post-tops remaining in the Cimla area, i'd be here all night putting them up! I estimate from a quick drive around the Cimla area, I saw about 20-25!

Now a couple of lanterns for the SOX guys on here

Old road, Cwrt Sart
http://tinyurl.com/2wdvtu7


Looks like a deep bowl Phosco P157


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There are quite a few of these top-entry lanterns in the streets around Windsor Road.
http://tinyurl.com/2wwd2vx


Revo small Dalek, C13720/1


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 Post subject: Re: Wales
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gwilisandt wrote:
Neath, now called Mercury City! Some rather nice finds from a visit to Neath last wednesday night, it seemed most streets had a mercury lamp of some sort burning away  :D

The tell-tale bright white glow of this beauty was spotted from about half-mile away.
http://tinyurl.com/3yeg3zp


The concrete here looks so young!

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 Post subject: Re: Wales
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:41 pm 
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The concrete here looks so young!


Optical illusion im afraid. I passed by there today in the daylight and the column has been painted the same colour as the house behind it! the house painter obviously got carried away  :lol:

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Nice finds there. I so want to move to Wales....

Going trail riding (green laning) in Mid Wales early July and this time I am taking lots of images. One place that intreagues me is a small town with what looks like main road mercury GEC's on metal columns that look awesome.


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gwilisandt wrote:
Indust wrote:
The concrete here looks so young!


Optical illusion im afraid. I passed by there today in the daylight and the column has been painted the same colour as the house behind it! the house painter obviously got carried away  :lol:

Mike.


It looks like it has been sandblasted to me.

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