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eleco full range | lanterns

glasgow
Uses a band type of refractor, designed to concentrate the light in two main directions, and is intended for use in cases where units are spaces relatively near together and where high illuminations are required in the immediate vicinity of the units. Uses the Holphane band refractor. The focal position of the lamp can be adjusted externally and the holder is carried on an anti-vibration disc adopted by the firm. The case of this lantern was lowered by means of toggles, an improvement on the three screws traditionally used. Lampholder externally adjusted by means of a knurled nut. Four hundred were installed by Islington Borough Council for main road lighting.
HW ??? 300-1500W GLS
GES
Top Entry No Gear 1928 Journal
1932 catalogue



trent
Similar construction to the Glasgow. Specially designed for use with bowl or band symmetrical or directional refractors.
HW ??? ??? GLS
???
Top Entry No Gear 1932 catalogue



greenock
Ornamental pole top mounting fitted with two 200W lamps which are supported on a centre carrying tube - thereby avoiding any shadow on the globe when only one lamp is used. The lamps burn in their normal downward position which has been found to give best results as regards life of filaments.
HW ??? 2 x 200W GLS
???
Post Top No Gear 1932 catalogue
HW ??? 1500W GLS
???
Post Top No Gear 1932 catalogue



pinnacle
Introduced in 1932. The mirroring is carried out by a special process and is exactly similar to that used by the Admiralty for Searchlights. Initially only 150W model available. Ideally suitable for use with fluorescent treated lamps. Body is of cast iron, detachable top, porcelain anti-vibrator lampholder. The mirrors are specially treated to avoid deterioration and secured in the centre by a lead casting and at the other ends by means of a lead strip.
HW ??? 60-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1932 catalogue
1939 programme
1945 programme
1951 book



arterial
Introduced in 1936. For main road lighting. It is a new design of refractor panel lantern which ensures maximum road intensity and good visibility without glare. Incorporates several exclusive fetatures. Light is controlled by prismatic refractor plates and an internal stainless steel reflector. The refractor plates consists of a combination of horizontal and vertical prisms. The top set of horizontal prisms control the light, which would normally come out in a horizontal direction, and deflect it 10° dowwards. The bottom set of horizontal prisms give a deflection of 10° upwards thus avoiding the high concentration of light usually found near the pole. The internal stainless steel reflector controls the upward light from the discharge lamp, and reflects it to the refractor plates.
HW ??? 400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1936 advert
1936 Paper
1936 Journal



orbital
First shown at the APLE's conference in Cheltenahm in 1936. A refractor plate fitting with a unique design of top eliminating the need for a connection box. The lamp holder is wired with asbestos flexible to two substantial mica insulated terminals. Ease of erection of brackets has been studied as the lantern can be erected, ready for service, in 20 minutes. For main road lighting. Comprises cast aluminium alloy body, hinged cast iron top fitted with two mica insulted terminals wired from the underside to the lampholder by means of heavy asbestos cable. In 1945, the refractor plates were of improved design. A large door was fitted at the bottom to give ready access to the interor.
HW ??? 250-400W MA/V GES
Top Entry No Gear 1936 Journal
1939 programme
1945 programme
1951 book



sunray
Cut-off fitting. Distribution being by means of specially designed mirrored reflectors which are set at carefully definined angles so that the fullest possible use is made of the light for road illumination. Spacings of up to 50 yards can be efficiently dealt with. In the top part of the fitting, a diffusing panel is fitted so that some of the light above the horizontal passes through this section and provides a reasonable amount of light above the fitting thus avoiding the sharp contrast which is usually associated with cut-off fittings. A stainless steel top reflector and side reflectors ensure the fullest possible use of the available light. For spacings up to 150'. The louvre top and glass side panels allow some upward "spill" of light which prevents the depressing effect usually found with cut-off fittings. The side mirrors are fixed at specific angles to deal with overlapping sections of the road. Their dimpled surface eleminates glare and are easily replaceable. Top: cast iron; Ends: cast aluminium; sides: lead coated sheet steel; mirror carriers: cast and angle brass.
HW ??? 150W SO/H


BC
??? No Gear 1937 advert
1938 journal
1939 advert



golden ray
Made in two sizes, one suitable for 50-60W SO/H lamps and the other suitable for 100-150W SO/H lamps. The canopy is made of cast iron. Top ends are made of cast aluminium alloy whilst the refractor plate supports are 1/16th in. copper channels. The lampholder is bakelite battern with special spring contacts wired with an asbestos cable. Ther refractor plates have horizontal and vertical prisms which give a non-axial distribution and are exclusive to this fitting. If required, two-piece refractor plates can be supplied with smooth interior and exterior surfaces for easy cleaning. The specially designed single piece refractor plates give a 160° distribution. (This is changed in an advert to 170°). By 1945, it had been further improved by the redesigning of the prismatic plates - the top and ends are now made of cast iron.
HW ??? 50W SO/H
100-150W SO/H


BC
??? No Gear 1938 journal
1938 advert
1938 advert
1938 advert
1938 journal
1939 advert
1939 programme
1939 advert
1945 programme



vapoura
HW ??? ???W MA/V GES
Top Entry No Gear 1938 advert



lanark
The lantern can be fitted with magnetic control if required. It is constructed from a cast iron detachable top (fitted with an inspection plate), a copper canopy and cast aluminium alloy frames. The lampholder is porcelain skirted GES adjustable. The optical system comprises refractor plates with a main set of horizontal prisms and a secondary set of vertical prisms to keep the plan spread within the bounds of the more ususal road widths. A large internal reflector is incorporated to ensure maximum light utilisation.
HW ??? 400W MA/H GES
Top Entry No Gear 1939 programme
1939 advert



hamilton
A bowl refractor fitting, adaptable for top or side suspension. The body is a one-piece aluminium alloy casting.
HW ??? 250-400W MA/V GES
Side / Top Entry No Gear 1939 programme
1945 programme



hamilton junior
A bowl refractor fitting with external reflector. Described as new in 1939. In 1945, described as a sheet steel vitreous enamelled fitting with bowl refractor.
HW ??? 80-125 MB/V 3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1939 programme
1945 programme



tees
Described as an enclosed unit having either a clear outer globe with internal band refractor for axialor non-axial distribution, or an opalescent globe for symmetric distribution.
HW ??? 80-125 MB/V 3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1939 programme



calcutta duodome / calcutta
A fitting incorporating a dome type refractor. Described as eminently suited to side-street lighting. By 1945, the lantern is simply called the "Calcutta" and is fitted with a simple DuoDome refractor for Group "B" lighting. The DuoDome is a two-piece refractor with smooth interior and exterior surfaces.
HW ??? 60-200W GLS
80-125 MB/V
2BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1939 programme
1945 programme



welwyn
Introduced in 1945. A one-piece aluminium alloy casting, with an entirely new design of single piece refractor, giving two-way distribution at 170° in the horizontal plane. The refractor is fixed by means of phosphor bronze clips and phosphor bronze springs, providing an easily detachable feature, and at the same time a safe a firm fitting.
HW ??? 60-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1945 programme
1951 book



royston
HW ??? 300-500W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



stevenage
HW ??? 300-500W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



warwick
HW ??? 250-400 MA/H
125W MB/F


GES
Side Entry No Gear 1951 book



lancaster
HW ??? 250-400W MA/H


ES
Side Entry No Gear 1951 book
1953 advert



golden ray
HW ??? 45-60W SO/H
85-140W SO/H


BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



golden ray mk ii
HW ??? 45-60W SO/H
85-140W SO/H


BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



ware
HW ??? 60-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



baldock
Also made as the Crompton Sirius with slight cosmetic changes.
HW ??? 80-125W MB/U 3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1951 book



aristocrat
HW ??? 2 x 80W MCF/U
1 x 40W MCF/U
4 x BC
2 x BC
Side Entry Gear 1951 book



golden ray mk iii
Also manufactured as the Crompton Corona II.
HW ??? ??? SO/H


BC
Side Entry No Gear 1953 advert



welwyn
Also manufactured as the Crompton Star I with slight cosmetic changes.
HW ??? 100-200W GLS


BC
Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert



letchworth
Also manufactured as the Crompton Taurus with slight cosmetic changes.
HW ??? 100-200W GLS


BC
Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert



universal 100
In 1954, it's the first street lighting lantern to utilise cast Perspex tubing, incorporating a scientifically designed machined Perspex prismatic formation and giving a symmetrical light distribution. Designed as a low cost and high efficiency solution.
HW ??? 100W GLS


BC
Top Entry No Gear ELECO Website
1954 advert






blackpool
Similar to Baldock Mk. II but side entry
HW ??? 80-125W MBF/U


3BC Side Entry No Gear 1956 Journal






golden ray mk v
Open type lantern
HW ??? 45-140W SO/H


BC Side Entry No Gear 1956 Journal






golden ray mk vi
Development of the MK III with gear-in-head
HW ??? ???W SO/H


BC Side Entry Gear 1956 Journal




eleco two 727
Verically stacked tubes for road lighting?
HW 727 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF


BC Side Entry Gear 1960s Catalogue



eleco two 727
For Group B and decorative street lighting. The canopy and bowl ring are made from corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6) and the lower enclosing bowl is Perspex. The lantern is closed at one end by a stainless steel toggle catch, and the joint gasketted against dirt and moisture. The lamps, holders and control gear are mounted on an easily accessible hinged matt anodised aluminium reflector. A porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp are provided. Quickstart gear is normally supplied, earth strip lamps must be used and the lantern must be properly earthed. Weight 16 lbs. Side entry only for 1" B.S.P. plain tube, minimum length 5", max 6", mounted horizontally or at any suitable angle according to the bracket supplied. Possibly uses horizontally positioned tubes for area lighting.
HW 727 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF


BC Side Entry Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue



golden ray 280
First installed on the Glasgow-Edinburgh road between Baillieston and Glasgow. The official switch-on took place at 9:40PM on 29th May 1958. The lantern was designed by Denis R. Colvin, Esq., County Lighting Engineer to the Lanarkshire County Council. The entire installation became a major showcase for Philips, ELECO and Stewarts & Lloyds. Later claimed to be the first motorway to be lit in Britain. The lantern itself was held up as the first for a new era in Motorway and Major Road Lighting.
GR 280 Philips 280W SOI/H


2xBC Side Entry No Gear ELECO Website
1960 advert
1960 advert



golden ray 2
This might be a renamed version of the Golden Ray 280
GR 2 ???W


??? Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue



golden ray 200
Deep bowl option.
HW ??? ??? SOX


BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue
1965 Catalogue



golden ray 200
Shallow bowl option.
HW ??? ??? SOX


BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue



golden ray vii
HW 745 90W SOX


BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue
1965 catalogue



golden ray mk viii
Also manufactured as the Crompton Corona I.
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

Gear-in-head version of the Golden Ray MVII. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6) top casting and bowl ring; perspex bowl with sealed-on machined and polished refractor panels, other parts of the bowl diffusing. Fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture. Porcelain B.C. lampholder. Stainless steel hinges and quick action toggle catch. The control gear compartment is enclosed by a U section matt aluminium reflector. Provision is made within this compartment for: Transformer, capacitor, porcelain terminal block, earth screw and insulated cable clamp. All connecting wires are protected by heat resisting braided sleeving. Weight 7½ lbs less gear. Average weight of gear 16 lbs. Non-cut-off medium angle beam, one of the highest efficiency lanterns available. Main beam designed to run back above the peak towards 90° from the downward vertical to give controlled cut-off to reduce glare to a minimum. Top entry ¾" B.S.P. thread. Side entry versions is also available.

HW 747-12 40-60W SO/H
BC Top Entry Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 747-13 40-60W SOI/H


BC Top Entry Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue



fluro ray 30
Probably takes multiple 30W fluorescent tubes. Body casting and bowl could be the same as the Golden Ray 280.
HW ??? ??? MCF/U


BC Side Entry Gear 1960s Catalogue



fluro ray slim 80
Probably takes multiple 80W fluorescent tubes.
HW ??? ??? MCF/U


BC Side Entry Gear 1960s Catalogue



eleco-way post top
When fitted with a refractor dome, this lantern will give the usual Group B lighting characteristics. When used without a refractor, a more general light distribution will result. An attractive modern style lantern which is durable, strong and lightweight. The top is hinged and gasketted to the clear perspex bowl, and secured by two toggle clips. The base can be supplied to fit the majority of standard spigots; it is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp and supports the lampholder. Where required, a refractor dome is fitted. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION. THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINTS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap, either B.S. 3" x 3", or to suit the ELECOSLIM column. Location is by Allen screws.
HW 828 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 880 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U


BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue



post top pt 828 (respecified version of above)
For Group B lighting. A robust design of post top lantern with heavy duty cast aluminium canopy, hinged to the perspex bowl and secured by means of stainless steel quick action toggle clips. This ensures easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes. If required, this lantern can be fitted with an internal glass refractor. Available with clear or Opal 030 bowl. Can be converted to take 35W SOX.
PT 828 80-125W MBF/U
35W SOX


3BC/ES
BC
Post Top No Gear Sheet from 1970s



golden ray mk vii
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

Gearless version of the Goldenray MVIII. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6) top casting and bowl ring; perspex bowl with sealed-on machined and polished refractor panels, other parts of the bowl diffusing. Inside of top casting stoved white, matt aluminium reflector optional. Fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture. Fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat-resisting leads. Stainless steel hinges and quick action toggle catch. Weight 8½ lbs. Non-cut-off medium angle beam, one of the highest efficiency lanterns available. Main beam designed to run back above the peak towards 90° from the downward vertical to give controlled cut-off to reduce glare to a minimum. Side entry 1" B.S.P. plain, minimum length 3¼", maximum length 5", located by two Allen screws. Contour of entry boss blends with the "ELECOSlim" and most other concrete columns.

HW 846 45-60W SO/H
45-60W SOI/H


BC Side Entry No Gear 1959 catalogue
1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue



welwyn mk iii / welwyn mk 3
Complies with: BS 1788/1951
Refractor: ELECO HW.858 (Holophane 4115)
Also manufactured as: The Crompton Star I.

This lantern has a one-piece die-cast body in corrosion resisting aluminium alloy LM6. A glass type dome refractor is held securely in its correct position by clips with totally enclosed springs. The lampholder bridge piece which can be reversed to give correct focus positions has slotted ends for easy wiring and assembly. Weight 3¾ lbs. Refractors can be supplied to give symetrical or asymetrical light distribution. Top entry " B.S.P. with locking screw.

HW 851 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U


BC
3BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1959 Catalogue
Sheet from 1970s



ware mk iii / ware mk 3

Complies with: BS 1788/1951
Refractor: ELECO HW.838

This lantern has a one-piece die-cast body and a die-cast bowl ring secured by stainless steel toggle clips. Both castings are of corrosion resisting aluminium alloy LM6. A glass dome type dome refractor is fitted and held securely in the correct position by means of clips with totally enclosed springs. The lampholder bridge piece, which can be reversed to give alternative lamp positions has slotted ends for easy wiring and assembly. A clear perspex bowl sealed against ingress of moisture or dust protects the lamp and refractor. Later also available in CABULITE vandal resistant plastic. Weight 5½ lbs. Refractors can be supplied to give symetrical or asymetrical light distributions. Top entry ¾" B.S.P. with locking screw.

HW 852 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U


BC
3BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
Sheet from 1970s



baldock mk iii
Complies with: BS 1788/1951
Refractor: ELECO HW.858 (Holophane 4115)

This lantern has a one-piece die-cast body and canopy and a die-cast bowl ring secured by stainless steel toggle clips. Both castings are of corrosion resisting aluminium alloy LM6. A glass refractor bowl is fitted and sealed against the ingress of dust and moisture. The external surface is smooth for easy cleaning. The lampholder bridge piece is slotted to facilitate wiring and assembly. Weight 6½ lbs. The optical system consists of a Bowl type Refractor which is specially designed for 80 and 125 watt Mercury Discharge Lamps, and is available for non-axial or symmetrical light distribution, each type being designed to give maximum light control together with a high light-output ratio. The prismatic formation is carried on the internal surface of the bowl, leaving the external surface smooth for easy maintainance. Top entry ¾" B.S.P. with locking screw.

HW 853 80-125W MBF/U 3BC Top Entry No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue



eleco-way post top
A general all-round illumination is obtained with a pleasing appearance and absence of glare. An attractive modern style lantern which is durable, strong and lightweight. The top is hinged and gasketted to the diffusing opal perspex bowl, and secured by two toggle clips. The base can be supplied to fit the majority of standard spigots; it is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp and supports the lampholder. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. A choice of two grades of opalescence is available, either 030 or 040. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION. THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINTS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap, either B.S. 3" x 3", or to suit ELECOSLIM columns. Location is by Allen screws.
HW 877 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1965 catalogue
HW 878 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1965 catalogue
HW 879 45-60W SOI


BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1965 catalogue



eleco-way slim post top
A general all-round illumination is obtained with a pleasing appearance and absence of glare. Another very modern and pleasing Post Top design, similar to the ELECO-Way, but with greater height and having a smaller diameter opalised perspex bowl without curved sides and with a smaller diameter top canopy. The lantern top is gasketted to the diffusing opal perspex bowl, and secured by toggle clips. The base is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp, and also supports the lampholder. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. A choice of two grades of opalescence is available, either 030 or 040. Refractors are not fitted as standard in this type of lantern, which is designed to be as simple and functional as possible, but if especially required, a refracor can be supplied with the 030 opalescent bowl. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION. THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINTS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap either B.S. 3"x3" or to suit ELECOSLIM columns. Location is by Allen screws.
HW 895 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 896 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 897 45-60W SOI BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 898 45-60W SOI


BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue



post top pt 895 (respecified version of above)
For Group B lighting. A robust design of post top lantern with heavy duty cast aluminium canopy, hinged to the perspex bowl and secured by means of stainless steel quick action toggle clips. This ensures easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes. If required, this lantern can be fitted with an internal glass refractor. Available with clear or Opal 030 bowl. Can be converted to take 35W SOX.
PT 895 80-125W MBF/U
35W SOX


3BC/ES
BC
Post Top No Gear Sheet from 1970s



eleco-way 907 post top
Approved by The Council Of Industrial Design.

A general all-round illumination is obtained with a pleasing appearance and absence of glare. Another very modern and pleasing Post Top design, similar to the ELECO-Way, but with greater height and having a smaller diameter opalised perspex bowl without curved sides and with a smaller diameter top canopy. The lantern top is gasketted to the diffusing opal perspex bowl, and secured by toggle clips. The base is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp, and also supports the lampholder. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. A choice of two grades of opalescence is available, either 030 or 040. Refractors are not fitted as standard in this type of lantern, which is designed to be as simple and functional as possible, but if especially required, a refracor can be supplied with the 030 opalescent bowl. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION. THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINTS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap suitable for 1¼" B.S.P plain. 3 3/8" maximum length. Location is by Allen screws.

HW 907-1 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 907-2 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 907-3 45-60W SOI BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
HW 907-4 45-60W SOI


BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue



eleco-way 908 post top
Approved by The Council Of Industrial Design.

A general all-round illumination is obtained with a pleasing appearance and absence of glare. Another very modern and pleasing Post Top design, similar to the ELECO-Way, but with greater height and having a small diameter opalised perspex bowl without curved sides and with a smaller diameter top canopy. The lantern top is gasketted to the diffusing opal perspex bowl, and secured by toggle clips. The base is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp, and also supports the lampholder. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. A choice of two grades of opalescence is available, either 030 or 040. Refractors are not fitted as standard in this type of lantern, which is designed to be as simple and functional as possible, but if especially required, a refracor can be supplied with the 030 opalescent bowl. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION. THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINTS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap suitable for 1¼" B.S.P plain. 3 3/8" maximum length. Location is by Allen screws.

HW 908-1 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue
1965 catalogue
HW 908-2 100-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue
1965 catalogue
HW 908-3 45-60W SOI BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue
1965 catalogue
HW 908-4 45-60W SOI


BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue
1965 catalogue



post top pt 908 (respecified version of above)
For Group B lighting. A robust design of post top lantern with heavy duty cast aluminium canopy, hinged to the perspex bowl and secured by means of stainless steel quick action toggle clips. This ensures easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes. If required, this lantern can be fitted with an internal glass refractor.

PT 908 80-125W MBF/U
35W SOX


3BC/ES
BC
Post Top No Gear Sheet from 1970s



fluorescent post top
HW ??? ??? MCF/U 2xBC Post Top Gear 1960s Catalogue



silver ray junior / silver ray hw918
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

An exceptionally slim and pleasing appearance is obtained by mounting the lamp nearly horizontal in a shallow canopy with a gently curving perspex bowl. Both canopy and bowl ring are die-cast in corrosion resisting aluminium alloy LM6, gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture and secured by stainless steel hing and toggle catch. The perspex bowl is semi-elipsoidal in shape with a clear stipple finish. This gives an extremely strong structure difficult to damage by stone-throwing, etc. The sides of the bowl are shaped to give the minimum obstruction to the main beam which is controlled by highly reflecting metal mirrors. The optical system consists of two main side reflectors and two auxiliary reflectors under the lamp to deflect the excess light from immediately under the lantern into the main beam. Weight 7¾ lbs. Non-cut-off medium beam angle narrow beam with high intensity peak. Sufficient light is directed above the horizontal to give a pleasant effect in residential roads, but with less glare than with vertical burning lamps. The reflector system is symmetrical but the lantern is intended for angle mounting up to 25° from the horizontal, thus directing the main beams on to the road. Side entry 1" B.S.P. plain minimum length 4½", maximum length 5", located by two Allen screws. Contour of entry boss blends with the "ELECOSlim" and most other concrete columns. A top entry version is also availabe. Later models have white stove enamelled interiors with side reflectors and bowls made out of clear acrylic or CABULITE vandal resistant material.

HW 918 80-125W MBF/U


3BC Side Entry
Top Entry
No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
Sheet from 1970s



silver ray junior / silver ray hw922
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

An exceptionally slim and pleasing appearance is obtained by mounting the lamp nearly horizontal in a shallow canopy with a glass refractor bowl. Both canopy and bowl ring are die-cast in corrosion resisting aluminium alloy LM6, gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture and secured by stainless steel hing and toggle catch. Weight 12 lbs. Non-cut-off medium angle beam with high intensity peak. Sufficient light is directed above the horizontal to give a pleasant effect in residential roads, but with less glare than with vertical burning lamps. The reflector system is symmetrical but the lantern is intended for angle mounting up to 25° from the horizontal, thus directing the main beams on to the road. Side entry 1" B.S.P. plain minimum length 4½", maximum length 5", located by two Allen screws. Contour of entry boss blends with the "ELECOSlim" and most other concrete columns. A top entry version is also available.

HW 922 80-125W MBF/U


3BC Side Entry
Top Entry
No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
1960 advert
Sheet from 1970s



golden ray mk x
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

Slimline version of the Golden Ray MVII. The canopy and bowl ring are of simple and clean lines in corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6) top casting and bowl ring; perspex bowl with sealed-on machined and polished refractor panels, other parts of the bowl diffusing. Inside of top casting stoved white, fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture. Fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat-resisting leads. Stainless steel hinges and quick action toggle catch. Weight 5 lbs. A small size lantern, the design of the optical system giving a performance equal to the Goldenray Mark VII lantern. A non-cut-off medium angle beam distribution. Top entry ¾" B.S.P. thread.

HW 932 45-60W SO/H
45-60W SOI/H


BC Top Entry No Gear 1959 Catalogue



silver ray
Specially designed for the new 250/400W MBF/U lamp in 1957. Appears to use Holophane refractor bowl. Used where colour rendering is of prime importance such as in shopping areas. The lantern has attractive styling with clean lines.
HW ??? 250-400W MBF/U


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silver ray
HW ??? 250-400W MBF/U


ES Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
1960 advert



silver ray with gear in hood
HW ??? ???W MBF/U


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golden ray 100
Also manufactured as the Crompton Golden Ray.
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Semi-cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with Neoprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. Photocell an optional extra. Semi-cut-off sodium lantern suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads at 8m mounting heights. Weight 2.95kg.

GR 100 90W SOX


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golden ray 101
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl. Side reflectors manufactured from super purity magnesium aluminium alloy, chemically brightened and anodised, rivetted to the internal surfaces of the bowl. Canopy stoved enamelled and fully gasketted with tropicalised felt against the ingress of dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. Suitable for group A1 roads at 8 metres mounting height and groups A2 and A3 up to 10 meters. Weight 3.18kg.

GR 101 90W SOX


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golden ray 102
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Semi-cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with Noeprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. The lantern has integral control gear mounted in the canopy. suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads at 8m mounting heights. Weight: 10.43kg

GR 102 90W SOX


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golden ray 110
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Semi-cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with Noeprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads at 8m mounting heights. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. Weight: 2.95kg.

GR 110 90W SOX


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golden ray 150
Also manufactured as the Crompton Golden Ray.
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Semi-cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring; one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates. Inside of canopy stove white, fully gasketted with Neoprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and quick action toggle catches. Semi-cut-off sodium suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads, up to 35 ft. (10m) mounting heights. Side entry 1¼" B.S.P plain pipe 5" maximum length, secured by two Allen screws. Weight 9½ lbs. (4.31kg).

GR 150 150W SOX
135W SOX


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golden ray 151
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl. Side relfectors manufactured from super purity magnesium aluminium alloy, chemically brightened and anodised, rivetted to the internal surfaces of the bowl. Canopy stoved enamelled and fully gasketted with tropicalised felt against the ingress or dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. Suitable for groups A1 and A2 up to 10 meters mounting height. Suitable for use on trunk roads.

GR 151 135W SOX


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golden ray 200
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Semi-cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with Neoprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips.

GR 200 180W SOX


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golden ray 201
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Cut-off distribution. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl. Side reflectors manufactured from super purity magnesium aluminium alloy, chemically brightened and anodised, rivetted to the internal surfaces of the bowl. Canopy stoved enamelled and fully gasketted with tropicalised felt against the ingress or dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and quick action spring clips. Suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads up to 12 meters mounting height. Weight: 6.35kgs

GR 201 180W SOX


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golden ray 60 | golden ray 501
Also manufactured as the Crompton Golden Ray.
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Originally called the Golden Ray 60 (as it took 60W SOI or 60W SLI/H). Original models also had a bowl ring and acrylic bowl. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring; one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on refractor plates. Canopy stove enamelled. The lantern is fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pin and quick action toggle catch. The bowl complete with bowl ring is easily removable. Main beam designed to have a sharp run back to 90° from the downward vertical giving maximum control, thus reducing glare to a minimum. Side entry 1" BS plain pipe 3½" maximum length, secured by two Allen screws. Weight 5 lbs. Lampholder on path side of the lantern. Appears to have been superceeded by the ELECO GR5011 (see below).

GR 501 60-85W SOI/H
40-60W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue
1965 catalogue Sheet from 1965
GR 503


60W SLI/H 2xBC Side Entry No Gear 1960s Catalogue
Sheet from 1965



golden ray 5011
Appears to be a modification of the ELECO GR501 (see above) but with the lampholder relocated to the street side of the lantern. This has affected the optical characteristics - appears to have more of a cut-off than its predecessor. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on refractor plates and may be supplied with C.A.B. vandal resistant bowl as an alternative. Canopy stove enamelled. The lantern is fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and 'quick action' spring clips. The bowl complete with bowl ring is easily removable. Main beam designed to have a sharp run back to 90° from the downward vertical giving maximum control, thus reducing glare to a minimum. ELECO GR510 is fitted with P8 photocell.
GR 5011 35W-55W SOX
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GR 510 35W-55W SOX


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golden ray 550
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Group B lantern. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates and stainless steel spring clips and hinges attached. The canopy is fully gasketted with tropicalised felt against the ingress of dirt and mositure; fitted cable clamps, porcelain terminal block, earth screw and porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. GR551 has integrated control gear (suitable for both 35 and 55 Watt SOX lamps) mounted on a detachable, galvanized steel gear tray. C.A.B. vandal resistant bowl also available. Weights 2.50kgs (GR550) and 7.94kgs (GR551).

GR 550 35W-55W SOX BC Side Entry No Gear Sheet from 1970s
GR 551 35W-55W SOX


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golden ray 552
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Group B lantern. Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece acrylic bowl with sealed on machined and polished refractor plates and stainless steel spring clips and hinges attached. The canopy is fully gasketted with tropicalised felt against the ingress of dirt and mositure; fitted cable clamps, porcelain terminal block, earth screw and porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. GR551 has integrated control gear (suitable for both 35 and 55 Watt SOX lamps) mounted on a detachable, galvanized steel gear tray. C.A.B. vandal resistant bowl also available. Weights 2.50kgs (GR552) and 7.94kgs (GR553).

GR 552 35W-55W SOX BC Top Entry No Gear Sheet from 1970s
GR 553 35W-55W SOX


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post top pt 1001
For Group B lighting. A versatile post top lantern designed for use with 35/55 watt SOX lamp and available with 75mm or ELECOSlim spigot. Canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. This allows quick and easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes.

PT 1001 35W-55W SOX


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post top pt 1004
For Group B lighting. This is a post top lantern of modern design for use with 80/125 watt MBF/U lamp. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. An alternative bowl is available manufactured from vandal resistant Cabulite. Both canopy and bowl are designed for quick release to simplify maintenance.
PT 1004 80-125W MBF/U


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post top pt 1006 lunar
For Group B lighting. It is the ultra modern "LUNAR" post top lantern designed for use with 35 watt SOX lamp and with 75x75mm spigot. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. This allows quick and easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes. It's also available with Cabulite vandal resistant bowl if required.
PT 1006 35W SOX


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PT 1007 80-125W MBF/U 3BC
ES
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post top pt 1013
For Group B lighting. A post top lantern of pleasing design for use with 35W SOX lamp (lamp mounted horizontally). The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. An alternative bowl is available manfactured from vandal resistant opal Cabulite. Canopy and bowl are designed for quick release to simplify lamp changing. This lantern can also be supplied with photo-electric control in which case the photo-electric cell replaces the cast knob as a means of securing the canopy to the top of the lantern (this variation is PT 1035).
PT 1013 35W SOX BC Post Top No Gear Sheet from 1970s
PT 1035 35W SOX


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post top pt 1031
For group B lighting. A versatile post top lantern designed for use with 80/125 watt MBF/U lamp (3 pin BC lampholder) and with 75x75mm spigot. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. This allows quick and easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes.
PT 1031 80-125W MBF/U


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post top pt 1033
For group B lighting. A versatile post top lantern designed for use with 80/125 watt MBF/U lamp (3 pin BC lampholder) and with 75x75mm spigot. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl. Access to the interior of the lantern is obtained by removing the canopy which is secured to the body of the lantern by means of a twist lock type photo-electric cell.
PT 1033 80-125W MBF/U


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silver ray junior with gear in hood
Complies with: BS 1788/1951

Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) top casting, bowl ring and door; heat resisting glass refractor bowl. Fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture. Fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain 3-pin bayonet cap lampholder, alternatively Edison screw lampholder. Stainless steel hinges and quick action toggle catch. Access to gear by hinged cover, underneath canopy. Weight including gear and refractor 21 lbs. This lantern gives an identical performance to the Silver Ray Junior, but has the additional advantage, that it contains its own control gear complete with capacitor. Side entry 1" B.S. pipe plain, maximum length 5". Secured by two Allen screws.

HW 11600 80 MBF/U 3BC/ES Side Entry Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
HW 11601 125 MBF/U


3BC/ES Side Entry Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue



silver ray majestic
Cut off version
HW 1178 ??? MBF/U ??? Side Entry ??? 1960s Catalogue



eleco-way 1179 post top
A general all-round illumination is obtained with a pleasing appearance and absence of glare. Another very modern and pleasing Post Top design, which is durable, strong, and lightweight. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketted to the perspex bowl, and secured by a cental die-cast nut. This base can be supplied to fit the majority of standard spigots; it is cast in corrosion resistant aluminium alloy (LM6). This base is fitted with a porcelain connector block, earth screw, cable clamp, and lampholder supports. Standard finish is stove enemelled white inside and aluminium outside. Other colours in the I.C.I. range can be supplied to special order. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PERSPEX BOWL IS ITS SINGLE PIECE, DEEP DRAWN CONSTRUCTION, THE ABSENCE OF SEAMS OR JOINS GIVES MAXIMUM STRENGHT AND RIGIDITY. The lantern is supplied with spigot cap suitable either B.S. 3" x 3" or to suit ELECOslim columns. Location is by Allen screws.
HW 11790 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
HW 11791 45-60W SOI BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
HW 1180 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue
HW 11801 45-60W SOI BC Post Top No Gear 1959 Catalogue
1960s Catalogue



post top pt 1179 (respecified version of above)
For group B lighting. A versatile post top lantern designed for use with 80/125 watt MBF/U lamp. The canopy top is an aluminium spinning, gasketed to the opal acrylic bowl and secured by a central die-cast knob. This allows quick and easy access to the interior of the lantern for maintenance purposes. Also available is a 35W SOX version with the same catalogue number.
PT 1179 80-125W MBF/U 3BC/ES
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PT 1179 35W SOX


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silver ray majestic
Semi-Cut off version
HW 1187 ??? MBF/U ??? Side Entry ??? 1960s Catalogue



silver ray minor
Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring; vandal resistant C.A.B. bowl. Canopy stove enamelled. Fully gasketted to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block and earth screw. Porcelain B.C. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pin and quick action toggle catch. A general all round illumination is obtained with a pleasing absence of glare. Side entry 1" BS plain pipe 3" maximum length, secured by two Allen screws. Weight 3 lbs.
HW 1239 60-100W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
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silver ray sr304
Also manufactured as the Crompton Silver Ray.
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring: one piece heat resistant acyrlic bowl. Highly polished specular aluminium side reflectors manufactured from super purity magnesium-aluminium alloy, chemically brightened and anodised. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with neoprene strip to eliminate dirst and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain G.E.S. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and quick action spring clips. Semi-cut-off distribution, 250 Watt, suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads at 10m mounting height. 400 Watt, suitable for groups A1, A2 and A3 roads up to and including 12m mounting height.

SR304 250-400W MBF/U


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silver ray sr305
Compiles with: CP 1004: Part 2: 1963
Compiles with: BS 1788:1964

Corrosion resistant die-cast aluminium alloy (LM6M) canopy and bowl ring; one piece heat resistant acrylic bowl. Highly polished specular aluminium side reflectors manufactured from super purity magnesium-aluminium alloy, chemically brightened and anodised. Inside of canopy stoved white, fully gasketted with neoprene strip to eliminate dirt and moisture; fitted porcelain terminal block, earth screw and cable clamp. Porcelain G.E.S. lampholder with heat resisting leads. Stainless steel hinge pins and quick action toggle catches. Cut-off distribution. 250 Watt, suitable for group A1 roads at 25 ft. mounting height, group A2 and A3 roads up to and including 30 ft. mounting height. 400 Watt, suitable for group A1 roads up to and including 35 ft. mounting height and for all mounting heights up to and including 40 ft. on group A2 and A3. Note: image probably incorrect. Lantern probably fitted with flat bowl.

SR305 250-400W MBF/U


GES Side Entry No Gear Sheet from 1965
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