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BLEECO full range | Lanterns

worthing
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4609 series.
The larger size of the Worthing family of lanterns. Lantern canopy is made of two separate casts. Fitted with a Holophane Duo-Dome refractor.
??? 200W-300W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure



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??? 200W-500W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1940s Leaflet



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??? 500W-1500W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1940s Leaflet



directional
??? 60W-300W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure



prismatic panel lantern
Probably takes the Holophane 780/781 plate refractor although this has yet to be confirmed. The 1939 literature mentions "units of the horizontal burning type" which can be fitted with single piece refractor plates with exposed prisms, or dual refractor plates with the prisms sealed and the outside of the plates being totally smooth. These lanterns give a very wide lateral light distribution without glare.
1075 140 SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1938 Advert
1939 Programme
1939 Advert
1945 Advert
1946 Advert



cut-off lantern
Described in the 1939 literature but not fully identified. It is a reflector type lantern, the special features being vertical adjustment of the light source to the reflector, enabling the cut-off angle to be increased or decreased as required. The top reflector is also adjustable around the light source to suit various gradients which may be met with.
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box pattern lantern
This lantern is fitted with three 60W vertical burning Sodium lamps, giving a light output of approximately 12,000 lumens. This lantern, which is made from a built-up framework, has rippled glass panels on sides and also in the base, which is hinged to facilitate lamp renewal, interior cleaning etc. Inside the lantern at each side there are two refractor panels, fitted into hinged carrier frames which can be set to give various adjustments to the light distribution, depending on the angle at which the plates are set. This adjustment is of particular importance where the fittings are mounted on inclines, as the disbtriubtion from the lamp can be adjusted to suit the incline.
??? 3x60 SO/H 3xBC ??? No Gear 1939 Programme



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1086 ???
??? Top Entry No Gear 1945 Advert



bi-flector lantern / "w" lantern
Provisional British Patent Application: 3480/47
Introduced in 1947. Originally called the Bi-Flector. "This type of thoroughfare and the general lay-out calls for lighting units giving a wide two-way directional light distrubution of low intrinsic brilliancy with a minimum of glare, which is admirably accomplished by the adoption of the horizontal burning Philora Sodium lamp in conjunction with the new Bi-Flector lantern. This lantern, which is totally enclosed, empolys a double reflecting optical system above and below the lamp arranged to give a two-way axial distribution. Fitted above the lamp are two specially shaped reflectors of glass, or anodised aluminium, designed to re-direct the upwardly emitted light in two directions between 70° and 80° from the downward vertical. Fitted below the lamp and forming the bottom of the lantern is arranged a gable or inverted "V" section of clear polished glass, so set as to reflect by FIRST SURFACE REFLECTION from the inside polished surface along the street, and yet transmit sufficient light downwards for the illumination of the immediate neighbourhood of the lantern. Thus, with this arrangement a large illuminated surface area is obtained from the lantern of low intrinsic brilliancy, covering a very wide lateral and vertical angle with a strong directional beam up and down the roadway. The Bi-Flector lantern is constructed with a cast hood to which is hinged a "W" section, copper body glazed on the sides and one end with clear fluted glass sheets, the bottom gable being glazed with clear smooth sheet glass. The body section hinges away from the hood, which gives complete accessibility to the interior for maintenance and lamp renewal. The lantern is of pleasing appearance, sound construction and novel design, and is covered by Provisional British Patent Application No. 3480/47." Constructed with a cast hood of non-corrosive aluminium alloy and a sheet copper body which is glazed with shallow fluted glass sides and end with a clear glass base. The interior is easily accessible for both lamp and reflectors, the body being hinged to the hood and fastened by a quick break safety catch.
605 45-60W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
1947 Programme
606 85W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
1947 Programme
607 140W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
1947 Programme



streamline lantern (original finial)
Refractor: Holophane 771
Introduced in 1947 and designed to match up with modern types of reinforced concrete columns and brackets, or for gas conversions using the Brighton "C" bracket. For Group "B" lighting. Constructed from a cast aluminium-alloy hood to which is bolted two end castings which carry the cast frames which incorporate the sealed prismatic panels. Deep end casting carries the lampholder and terminal block for easy wiring, and the front end casting is framed and glazed so that light is given in this direction. Both side and top entry available. Side entry effected by a special design cast iron finial which is detachable from the main body. Fitted with the Holophane single prismatic control panel (with Perspex covers to protect from dirt and mechanical fracture). Gives a two-way directional light distribution with a maximum candle power from 75° to 85° from the downward vertical, and covers a wide angle across the roadway. Lantern later modified with the addition of an optional hinged bottom cover.
610 45-60W SO/H BC Side Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
611 45-60W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



streamline lantern
Later modification of the original Streamline lantern. Incorporates the side-entry spigot within the body of the casting, rather than the provision of an adapter-finial for top-entry versions.
610 45-60W SO/H BC Side Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
611 45-60W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



streamline lantern
Refractor: Holophane 771, Holophane 781
Introduced in 1947 and designed to match up with modern types of reinforced concrete columns and brackets. Constructed from a cast aluminium-alloy hood to which is bolted two end castings which carry the cast frames which incorporate the sealed prismatic panels. Both side and top entry available. Side entry effected by a special design cast iron finial which is detachable from the main body. Made in two sizes: a single panel length for 45-60W SO/H lamps and a two-panel length for 85-140W SO/H lamps. Each panel can be fitted with either the Holophane single prismatic control panel (with Perspex covers to protect from dirt and mechanical fracture) or the double Holophane prismatic control panel (which has a smooth exterior surfaces). The lantern gives a two-way light distribution, without excessive glare, with a maxinum candle-power from 75° to 85° from the downward vertical. Lantern later modified with the addition of an optional hinged bottom cover.
612 85-140W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
613 85-140W SO/H BC Side Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
614 85-140W SO/H BC Side Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
615 85-140W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert



sodium cut-off lantern
Introduced in 1947. Constructed from a substantial cast Aluminium hood and fitted with a detachable sheet vitreous enamel body with two lightly diffused mirror reflectors. (This is the same body as the Multilite and Mercury Cut-Off.) Gives a Type 3 distribution with maximum candle-power at 60-70° and with a cut-off at 75-80°.
616 85W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
617 140W SO/H BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert



multilite / p. j. multilite
For Group "A" lighting. Introduced in 1946 and described as an "in line" lantern. Also called the "P.J. Multilite" after Brighton's well-known and respected lighting engineer, Pryce-Jones, who probably helped design this fitting after preferring cut-off fittings for the lighting of Brighton's main traffic routes. Constructed from a substantial cast Aluminium hood and fitted with a detachable sheet vitreous enamel body with lightly diffused mirror reflectors. (This is the same body as the Mercury Cut-Off and Sodium Cut-Off.) Gives a Type 3 distribution with maximum candle-power at 65-70° and with a cut-off at 77.5-80°. The lanterns have external focussing. It gives the advantages of a line source distribution with also the colour discrimination obtained with Gas Filled lamps and are particularly suitable for the lighting of main shopping thoroughfares. Reduced intensity available by switching off a select number of lamps.
619 3 x 100W GLS
3 x 150W GLS
1 x 200W GLS
3 x BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1946 Programme
1947 Advert



triplite
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4116 series.
For Group 'A' lighting. The Triplite lantern gave all the advantages in street lighting of: (a) a line source, (b) a spectral colour, (c) no ancilliary equipment, (d) flexibility of control and (e) having less glare. Redesigned in 1946 for easier maintenance and lamp adjustment and described as an "in line" lantern. Max-Candle power was at 75°-85° from the vertical and the lantern conformed to British Standards Specificaiton type 1 (non-cut-off) and type 2 (semi-cut-off) light distribution. Constructed with a substantial cast hood in non-corrosive Aluminium, fitted with a vitreous enamelled reflector arranged to carry the three prismatic Holophane single-piece or Duo-Dome refractors, each with external lamp focusing. Redesigned in 1946 for easier maintenance and lamp adjustment and described as an "in line" lantern.
624 (was 1101) 3 x 100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1946 Programme
625 (was 1102) 3 x 100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
1946 Programme



"w" lantern
Adaptation of the "W" Lantern for horizontally burning mercury lamps. Can be fitted with a Magnetic Deflector if required.
626 250W MA/H GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
627 400W MA/H GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



mercury cut-off lantern
Constructed from a substantial cast Aluminium hood and fitted with a detachable sheet vitreous enamel body with two lightly diffused mirror reflectors. (This is the same body as the Multilite and Sodium Cut-Off.) The horizontal lamp is contained in a heat-resisting clear glass cylinder held in position by two cast end caps. These end caps are fixed to an over-reflector formed as a channel or box with a hinged lid in which is mounted the magnetic deflector. The complete lamp and deflector unit is hinged to the main body to permit easy access for wiring and maintenance, and is adjustable for two positions to give a cut-off of 90° or 95°. The lanterns are suitable for either 250W or 400W MA/V mercury lamps burned horizontally, and the channel carrying the deflector is drilled for two positions suitable for either lamp.
636 250W MA/V
400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
637 250W MA/V
400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



haleeco lantern
Refractor: Holophane 4114 series, Holophane 4124 series.
Introduced in 1947. For Group "A" road and busy traffic centre lighting. Constists of a 16" cast iron hood with hinged ring, brass swing bolt fixing, external lamp focussing mechanism, goliath lamp holder and cast iron lampholder bridge on adjustable rods. The interior is fitted with a conical vitreous enamel reflector (which also holds a prismatic band refractor if gas-filled lamps are used). Fitted with a Holophane prismatic bowl refractor giving a 2-way non-axial light distribution.
643 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
644 400W MAF/V GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
645 250-400W MA/V GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert
646 750-1000W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1947 Advert



sunstar lantern open type (later version)
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4116 series.
The range has now been rationalised with just one open type lantern for Group 'B' lighting. The overhung reflector has gone, but the canopy is still cast iron to which is attached a vitreous enamelled conical reflector which carries the glassware. Either a Holophane single-piece refractor dome or Duo-Dome can be fitted; and symmetrical, axial and non-axial lighting distributions are available.
659 60-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
660 60-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



brighton junior
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4116 series.
Simple-design side-road lantern constructed from single-piece aluminium casting and can be fitted with either single-piece of Duo-Dome Holophane refractor. Lampholder carried on a bridge which is screwed to lugs in the interior to suit size of lamp. Fixing method different for single-piece refractor (springed hooks) or Duo-Dome (winged nuts through copper collar clamp.) Refractors can be supplied for symmetrical, two-way axial and two-way non-axial light distributions. May have been designed in response to BS1788:1951.
661 60W-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
662 60W-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



dome
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4116 series, Holophane 4437 series.
Decorative range of lanterns designed for use with swan-neck lanterns on side streets. The same canopy can be used with single-piece dome refractor, Duo-Dome refractor and Bowl refractor from Holophane, each of which is available in symmetrical, axial and non-axial distributions. External vitreous enamelled reflector an optional extra.
668 (was 2268) 60W-150W GLS
80W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
669 (was 2270) 60W-150W GLS
80W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet
670 (was 2272) 60W-150W GLS
80W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
1940s Leaflet



open type conical lantern
This is BLEECO's version of the popular open type conical lantern which provided a symmetrical distribution. It's comprised of a cast iron canopy with a detachable spun steel white vitreous enamelled reflector and is fitted with a porcelain lampholder.
671 60-100W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
672 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
673 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



open type conical lantern
Refractor: Holophane 4116 series.
This is BLEECO's version of the popular open type conical lantern but which also provides a directional distribution. It's comprised of a cast iron canopy with a detachable spun steel white vitreous enamelled reflector and is fitted with a porcelain lampholder. It takes the Single-Piece refractor by Holophane. The refractor provides symmetrical, axial or non-axial distributions.
674 60W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
675 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
676 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



worthing / open type conical lantern
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series.
One of the earliest lanterns offered on catalogue and was originally called the Worthing. It is possible it was made for the town. This is BLEECO's version of the popular open type conical lantern but which also provides a directional distribution. It's comprised of a cast iron canopy with a detachable spun steel white vitreous enamelled reflector and is fitted with a porcelain lampholder. It takes the Duo-Dome refractor by Holophane. The refractor provides symmetrical, axial or non-axial distributions.
677 60W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1940s Leaflet
678 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1940s Leaflet
679 100-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1940s Leaflet



hove / sunstar lantern open type
Refractor: Holophane 4116 series, Holophane 4118 series, Holophane 4120 series.
One of the earliest models, appearing as the Hove in early catalogues and Adverts. Naming may suggest that it was originally designed for the town of Hove. The profile was based on a simplification of the Worthing lantern. The lantern had a single cast iron canopy with a detachable over-hung spun steel reflector, vitreous enamelled white on the underside and green on the top side. The original numbering scheme was around 3139 as seen in a 1945 Advert. Was later Advertised as part of the open-type Sunstar range, and formed a family of three different sized lanterns, which took various sizes of the Holophane Single-Piece dome refractor (either symmetrical, 2-way axial or 2-way non-axial).

681 60W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
682 100W-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
683 300-500W GLS
125 MBF/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
684 500-1000W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



hove / sunstar lantern open type
Refractor: Holophane 4607 series, Holophane 4609 series, Holophane 4611 series.
One of the earliest models, appearing as the Hove in early catalogues and Adverts. Naming may suggest that it was originally designed for the town of Hove. The profile was based on a simplification of the Worthing lantern. The lantern had a single cast iron canopy with a detachable over-hung spun steel reflector, vitreous enamelled white on the underside and green on the top side. The original numbering scheme was around 3139 as seen in a 1945 Advert. Was later Advertised as part of the open-type Sunstar range, and formed a family of three different sized lanterns, which took various sizes of the Holophane Duo-Dome refractor (either symmetrical, 2-way axial or 2-way non-axial).

687 60-150W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1937 Advert
1937 Programme
1938 Advert
1939 Advert
1945 Advert
1940s Leaflet
686 100W-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1934 Brochure
1937 Advert
1937 Programme
1938 Advert
1939 Advert
1945 Advert
1940s Leaflet
687 300-500W GLS
125 MBF/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1937 Advert
1937 Programme
1938 Advert
1939 Advert
1945 Advert
1940s Leaflet
688 500-1000W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1937 Advert
1937 Programme
1938 Advert
1939 Advert
1945 Advert
1940s Leaflet



sunstar lantern enclosed type clear bowl
Refractor: Holophane 4116 series, Holophane 4118 series.
Part of the Sunstar range of lanterns. This paricular range is made in two sizes. It's fitted with a clear blown-glass outer bowl with an inner single-piece Holophane refractor (either symmetrical, 2-way axial or 2-way non-axial). The lantern comprises a cast iron canopy or hood with a hinged ring, which carries the outer bowl. The interior is fitted with a white sheet-metal reflector and the lampholder is carried on a bridge-piece suitable for the particular size of lamp to be used..
691 100-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
693 300W-500W GLS
125W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



sunstar lantern enclosed type refractor bowl
Refractor: Holophane 4438 series, Holophane 4433 series.
Part of the Sunstar range of lanterns. This paricular range is made in two sizes. It's fitted with a Holophane outer bowl refractor (either symmetrical, 2-way axial or 2-way non-axial). The lantern comprises a cast iron canopy or hood with a hinged ring, which carries the outer bowl. The interior is fitted with a white sheet-metal reflector and the lampholder is carried on a bridge-piece suitable for the particular size of lamp to be used.
694 60-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
695 100-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
696 300W-500W GLS
125W MB/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



sunstar lantern enclosed type (later version)
Refractor: Holophane 4125 series.
The range has now been rationalised with just one closed type lantern for Group 'B' lighting. The hood is of cast iron with a hinged ring which carries the glass bowl. The interior is fitted with a white vitreous enamelled reflector. The only option is a Holophane refractor bowl with a 2-way, non-axial light distribution.
694 60-200W GLS
80W MB/V
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



prismatic bowl lantern
Refractor: Holophane 4140 series, Holophane 4118 and 4119.
For main road lighting. The hood, which is similar for both lanterns, can be supplied in cast iron or in aluminium alloy and is fitted with a hinged ring, which carries the outer prismatic bowl. Two different options are available: a mercury version fitted with Holophane Bi-Way refractor bowl; or a tungsten version fitted with the Holophane stepped refractor bowl and internal dome refractor. Both options were available with symmetrical, axial or non-axial distributions.
697 250-400W MA/V GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet
698 300-500 GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1940s Leaflet



vertical type fluorescent lantern
Designed for post-top mounting and the lighting of Housing Estates, Gardens and similar sites. Constructed around a cast aluminium base and top ring connected together by a central vitreous enamelled tube which carries the lamp-holder assembly, white top reflector and detachable spun metal cap. Control gear can be accommodated in the base of the lantern. Has three windows. Made in two types: 704 for normal street lighting (back section glazed with diffusing opal, two sections facing the road have clear Perspex windows with anodised aluminium reflectors to give a 2-way non-axial distribution) and 705 for general lighting of larger areas (all three windows glazed with opal Perspex).
704 2x40W MCF/U 2xBC Post Top Gear 1940s Leaflet
705 4x40W MCF/U 4xBC Post Top Gear 1940s Leaflet



cast bronze octagonal lantern
Suitable for mounting on columns or pedestals for Park Entrances, Esplanades and Piers, etc. The octagonal body is made in cast bronze with a cast hinged top canopy and cap to give access to the interior and is glazed with figured diffusing glass panels. The eight-way ornamental frog is in cast iron and incorporates a 3¾" spigot cap.
710 500W GLS GES Post Top No Gear 1940s Leaflet