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columns

General Specification: Broadcrete Lighting Columns are the outcome of mature experience and careful research in the fields of practical engineering, manufacturing technique and functional design.

Design: Broadcrete Columns are designed to give full aesthetic expression of the material of which they are made. Clean, simple lines, unbroken by spurious ornamentation, are the outstanding characteristic of all Broadcrete designs, which possess a quiet dignity and beauty harmonising equally with ancient buildings or with a modern architectural setting.

Finish: Both Columns and Brackets are ground on all faces to ensure perfect lines and arises; they are then prepared in either of two finishes, namely :-

(a) Fine Grey Floated Finish, giving a uniform light-grey appearance and even surface
(b) Smooth Ground Semi-polished Finish, in which the natural colour of the Mountsorrel granite aggregate is exposed.
Materials And Structure: Broadcrete Columns and Brackets are of the finest quality reinforced granite concrete construction, hexagonal in section, manufacturered by the high-frequency vibration method.

Aggregate: The aggregate consists entirely of selected Mountsorrel granite, crushed and graded.

Reinforcement: All Broadcrete columns are reinforced throughout their length to withstand British Standard loadings.

Equipment Chambers and Doors: Chambers are provided in two standard sizes, namely 18-in. and 27-in. These are fitted with Broads' patent solid reinforced concrete doors, hung on heavy brass hinges by patent fixing devices; machined brass lock and safety stay are incorporated. The weather grooves and sloping cill will prevent any possibility of driving rain penetrating to the chamber.

Unsightly corroding metal doors, which hitherto have marred the appearance of concrete columns, are now superseded by this patent weatherpoof concrete door, originated by Broads and standard on all Broadcrete Lighting Columns.

Brackets: Reinforced concrete brackets are available in a variety of designs and finished to match the columns. They are tubed for wiring and terminate in a threaded nipple. Brackets, ladder arms and terminals are mounted on columns by means of a solid-drawn tubular steel dowel of hexagonal cross section, removable and accurately located in a solid-drawn steel hexagonal socket, which is welded to the reinforcement and cast into the columns. Dowels and sockets are permanently protected against corrosion. - APLE Conference Programme 1948


Column 440 (2'0" Ladder Arm) (1940s)
Concrete
10'6" (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

Journal: Public Lighting #44 (1947)
Journal: Public Lighting #45 (1947)
Journal: Public Lighting #47 (1947)
1948 Advert






Column 441 (2'0" Ladder Arm) (1940s)
Concrete
12'6" (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

1948 Advert
1948 Conference Programme






Column 443 with Bracket 625 (2'6" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
15' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

Available with and without ladder arms.

1948 Advert
1948 Advert
1948 Conference Programme






Column 443 with Bracket 634 (2'0" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
15' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

1948 Advert






??? (1940s)
Concrete
15'

1946 Advert
Journal: Public Lighting #47 (1947)




Column 453 with Bracket 629 (6'0" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
25' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

1948 Advert
1948 Conference Programme






Column 453 with Bracket 631 (3'6" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
25' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

Journal: Public Lighting #47 (1947)
1948 Advert






Column 454 with Bracket 630 (4'0" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
25' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

1948 Advert






Column 454 with Bracket 632 (3'0" outreach) (1940s)
Concrete
25' (to light)

Passed by the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1947.

1948 Advert