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gec full range | lanterns

Street lighting equipment was originally part of the general lighting division (F) until 1932. Then it was separated into its own street lighting division (Z). Therefore early lantern have F catalogue prefixes whilst later ones have Z catalogue prefixes and those that straddle the change will have two different catalogue numbers.


The GEC will supply lanterns of the pre-war types such as the Wembley prismatic dome refractor lanterns; and the Difractor and Oxford lanterns which use a prismatic bowl. To assist production it will be necessary to restrict the range of replacement lanterns and so the company will only produce the most popular designs.
Where lanterns in a particularly old installations have been damaged, the remainder should be re-grouped in some less important roads, the main thoroughfares then being re-equipped with lanterns of a more modern type.
For the modern lantern with its carefully controlled distribution, the casual treatment of earlier years is no longer adequate. The mechanical design must ensure that the precise limits of the optical system are regularly attained in production and maintained in service.
The mechanical requirements of a street lighting lantern can be analysed as follows:
Mechanical Design: Precise, rigid assembly.
Service Requirements: (1) Resistance to weather (2) Resistance to corrosion (3) Ability to withstand shaking and vibration (4) Satisfactory operating temperatures.
Maintenance Requirements: (1) Simple erection and wiring (2) Ease of cleaning and freedom from dirt collection (3) Unvarying performance without adjustment.
Appearance: Unobtrusive and attractive.
The period of the war has allowed the designs to be brought up-to-date by the incorporation of minor improvements in the mechanical detail and finish.
Lanterns in the new range are based on the following:
Modern Design, Engineering Construction: Neat, pleasing appearance, robust construction and unsurpassed optical systems are the keynotes of the new lanterns. They are the result of a close co-operation of engineers intent on the best possible mechanical construction and modern artists conscious of the importance of daylight appearance of the lantern.
Logical Side Mounting - They are arranged for side mounting, which eliminates the terminal box, gains mounting height and ensures freedom from rain entry. The bracket, which must be 1¼" gas barrel, slides into the body of the lantern where it clamped by two drawbolts. No threading or tapping of the bracket or lantern is necessary.
Light alloys - Extensive use has been made of light alloys in the lantern's manufacturer. By their use, weight has been reduced by 25%. In addition, "sympathetic" metals have been selected to avoid corrosion and electrolytic action.
Post-War Designs - 1944 Journal



The "casual design treatment of earlier years is no longer adequate for modern requirements. The solution is to offer a range of lanterns, each with a specific application rather than a multiplicity of types differing only in their external appearance." - APLE Conference Programme 1945


first town
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2210 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second town
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2212 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



third town
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2214 300-600W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



first arcade
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, green outside, white inside. Could be fitted with either clear flint glass (F 2220) or diagonal opal and clear glass (F 2221).
F 2220 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2221 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second arcade
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, green outside, white inside. Could be fitted with either clear flint glass (F 2222) or diagonal opal and clear glass (F 2223).
F 2222 200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2223 200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



third arcade
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, green outside, white inside. Could be fitted with either clear flint glass (F 2224) or diagonal opal and clear glass (F 2225).
F 2224 300W-400W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2225 300W-400 GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



fourth arcade
Although simple in construction, has been scientifically designed to give the best results. Vitreous enamelled iron, green outside, white inside. Could be fitted with either clear flint glass (F 2226) or diagonal opal and clear glass (F 2227).
F 2226 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2227 600W-1000 GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



gilder
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2230 20W-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



first city
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2232 100W-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second city
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2234 300W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



first parade
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2240 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second parade
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2242 200-400W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



third parade
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2244 4x60W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



fourth parade
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside. Fitted with clear flint glass.
F 2246 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



clothier
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside, with reflector. Fitted with clear flint well glass.
F 2250 100W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



vinter
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside, without extension reflector. Fitted with clear flint or pearl opal glass.
F 2252 100W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



saddler
Vitreous enamelled iron, black outside, white inside, with extension reflector. Clear flint or pearl opal glass.
F 2254 100W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 catalogue



first avenue
Has a 12" diameter. Available in various finishes including zinc, copper, polished copper, oxidised copper or oxidised silver, with black or white japanning with gold lines. Takes either a cluster of smaller wattage lamps or one large lamp.
F 2260 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2261 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2262 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2263 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2264 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2265 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second avenue
Has a 10" diameter. Available in various finishes including zinc, copper, polished copper, oxidised copper or oxidised silver, with black or white japanning with gold lines. Takes either a cluster of smaller wattage lamps or one large lamp.
F 2268 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2269 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2270 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2271 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2272 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2273 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



fourth avenue
Available in various finishes including zinc and polished copper, with black or white japanning with gold lines. Fitted with either a clear, part opal globe or opaloid globe. Wire net available at extra price.
F 2276 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2277 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2278 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



fifth avenue
Has a 13" diameter globe. Only available in zinc with black or white japanned gold lines. Takes a clear flint twisted globe. Takes either a cluster of smaller wattage lamps or one large lamp.
F 2278 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2279 4x20W-60W
100W-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



broadway
Available with either zinc (black japanned) or polished copper bodies. Fitted with a white enamelled reflector, and takes an opaloid, clear flint globe, or part opal globe. Takes either a cluster of smaller wattage lamps or one large lamp.
F 2280 4x100W GLS
300W GLS
400W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2282 4x100W GLS
300W GLS
400W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



first heaton
Has copper body which is japanned black. Fitted with an insulated shackle. Globe supported by wire net and chains. Available with either an opalod or clear glass globe. Takes either a cluster of smaller wattage lamps or one large lamp.
F 2284 3x60W GLS
100W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second heaton
Has copper body which is japanned black. Fitted with an insulated shackle. Globe supported by wire net and chains. Available with either an opalod or clear glass globe.
F 2286 3x100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



walham
Has an enamelled iron gallery. Fitted with a diagonal opan and clear glass globe, 12" x 15". Takes 1 to 4 lamps.
F 2290 1 to 4 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



international
Available in two sizes called the First International and the Second International. The smaller First International accepts either a 100W or 200W lamp, and is available either in zinc (green Japanned with gold lines) or copper. The larger Second International takes a 300W or 400W lamp, and is available in zinc or copper. Both can be fitted with either a clear or opaloid globe.
F 2292 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2293 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2294 300-400W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2295 300-400W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



village
Available in either zinc (with black Japanned gold lines) or polished copper. Can take either one 100W or 200W lamp or a cluster of three to four 20W to 60W lamps. Can be fitted with either an opaline, clear flint or part opal/part clear glass globe.
F 2300 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2301 3 or 4 20-60W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2302 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2303 3 or 4 20-60W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue





highfield
British Patent: 27,991/08
The lamps are fully protected from vibration and are fully dust proof. The fitting is supplied with outside plug terminals, and is sent out complete with holders and wiring. Two basic styles are produced: one with a large reflector and one without. All models are made from copper and are japanned green. The smaller version takes a 100-200W lamp, and the larger version takes a 300-1000W lamp. Available with either a opaloid or twisted clear flint glass bowl.
F 2310 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2311 300-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2314 100-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2315 300-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



pavement
Made in four sizes with different sized diameter reflectors. Each model takes a different range of lamp wattages. Made from copper, finished Japanned green. White inside.
F 2320 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2321 200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2322 300W-400W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue
F 2324 600W-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



first orbit
Made from vitreous enamelled iron. Finished black outside, white inside. Fitted with a clear flint glass front.
F 2326 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



second orbit
Made from vitreous enamelled iron. Finished black outside, white inside. Fitted with a clear flint glass front.
F 2327 200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



third orbit
Made from vitreous enamelled iron. Finished black outside, white inside. Fitted with a clear flint glass front.
F 2327 200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



milne
Constructed from a 24 in. vitreous enamelled iron shade. Finished blue outside, white inside, with polished brass ball body, arms and loop.
F 2330 4x100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



commonwealth
Constructed from a 24 in. vitreous enamelled iron shade. Finished blue outside, white inside, with an inner white enamelled reflector. Fitted with an insulated shackle.
F 2332 5x100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



bridge
Constructed from a 24 in. vitreous enamelled iron shade. Finished blue outside, with an inner white enamelled reflector.
F 2334 600-1000W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1914 Catalogue



yorkist
Distributing type fitting. Vitreous enamelled steel body and reflector, finished green outside and white inside. Complete with insulated suspension shackle and opalescent globe.
FA8101 150-500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



lancastrian
Extra distributing type fitting. Vitreous enamelled steel body and reflector, finished green outside and white inside. Complete with insulated suspension shackle and opalescent globe.
FA8102 150-500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



city
Designed for use with GLS lamps of all sizes. Body made from steel and cast iron which is finished vitreous enamel green outside and white for the reflecting surface. (Spun steel reflector is used for general use whilst cast iron reflector is used for extremely exposed positions). The reflectors are designed to give a very wide dispersion of light. Special attention is given to the ventilation of the lantern and a novel sytem has been introduced which allows a current of air to be drawn continuously over the lamp. The lantern also has simple yet substantial focusing device, which uses a rachet to hold the lamp. Can be fitted with clear flint or opalescent glass globes which are wired to minimise the risk of accident through breakage while suspended. Safety chains are also provided so that globes can be lowered for cleaning. Both the series-running City lantern and Metropolitan lantern (see FA8168 and FA8169/70 below) are based on design features of this lantern.
FA8160 150-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
FA8161 150-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



birmingham
Vitreous enamelled steel body, finished green outside and white inside. Complete with insulated suspension shackle and clear flint glass globe. Available in three sizes with or without reflector.
FA8166 100-20W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8202 100-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8208 100-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F5111 (renumbered) 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue
F5115 (renumbered) 60-500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue



suburban
Body is made from high grade cast iron with a spun steel reflector. Finished green outside with white vitreous enamel for reflecting surfaces. Special provision is made for the ventilation. Supplied complete with clear flint glass.
FA8167 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
1930 catalogue



city
A version of the City lantern (see FA8160 above) intended for series running. Therefore fitted with substitutional resistance and automatic cut out. The GEC point out that the series running of lanterns is not generally recommended.
FA8168 300-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



metropolitan
Refractor: Holophane series
Based on the City lantern (see FA8160 above) with the same ventilation and focussing arrangements. Designed for use with a Holophane refractor.
FA8169 150-300W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
FA8170 500-1500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



ordnance
Distributive type fitting for spacing ratio 1½: 1. Vitreous enamelled ventilated steel-reflector 12" diameter. Finished green outside, white inside.
F8216 300-500W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



footway
Has a vitreous enamelled steel body and reflector, finished green outside and white inside. Supplied complete with insulated suspension shackle and clear flint glass or opalescent globe.
F8260 100W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F5101 (renumbered) 60W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue



terrace
Has a vitreous enamelled steel body and reflector, finished green outside and white inside. Supplied complete with insulated suspension shackle and clear flint glass or opalescent globe.
F8266 150-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F5103 (renumbered) 100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue



boro
Vitreous enamelled steel body finished green outside and white for reflecting surface. Supplied complete with Goliath holder, clear flint-glass or opalescent globe, with or without cut-out and substitutional resistance for series running with OSRAM Gasfilled Lamps.
F8430 300-1500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8432 300 GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8434 500 GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8436 300 GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
F8438 500 GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue



copper lantern
F8524 ???W GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1920 catalogue
1923 catalogue
1920s catalogue



longitudinal lighting lantern "globe" type
British Patents: 152050, 10048 (Held by Haydn T. Harrision)
One of the "Directive System Of Street Lighting Lanterns." Hitherto Street Lighting Lanterns have been designed to distribute the light downwards so that each unit illuminated a circular area. In the Directive System, nearly all the luminous energy of the light source is used for illuminating the long narrow area represented by a street, with the results: (1) The minimum illumination is 10 to 20 times that obtained with the existing types of street fittings, depending on the width of the street; (2) The small but efficient light source of high intrinsic brilliancy presented by the modern incandescent electric lamp becomes a large and pleasingly illuminated area; (3) The cost, both for electrical energy and for maintenance, including lamp renewals, is reduced; (4) For a small outlay, existing installations can be brought up-to-date, to provide the standard of street lighting which is now necessary to prevent accidents under modern traffic conditions. The light distribution of these lanterns comprised two distinct parts. The lower hemispherical flux of the lamp is not modified but is allowed to fulfil its normal function of illuminating the street or road adjacent to the lamp. The upper hemispherical distribution, which is generally used to very small advantage, is, in this system, collected by a specially designed reflector, and is directed upon two plane mirrors arranged radially from the light source at such angles as will produce powerful illumination up and down the street. These mirrors are so adjusted that they begin to illuminate the street at the points where the direct light fails to bring the illumination up to the required standard. Adjustments of the angles of the plane mirrors can be made to allow for different distances between lamps and to suit various widths of street.
FB509 200-300W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1923 catalogue



longitudinal lighting lantern "pendant" type
British Patents: 152050, 10048 (Held by Haydn T. Harrision)
One of the "Directive System Of Street Lighting Lanterns." Hitherto Street Lighting Lanterns have been designed to distribute the light downwards so that each unit illuminated a circular area. In the Directive System, nearly all the luminous energy of the light source is used for illuminating the long narrow area represented by a street, with the results: (1) The minimum illumination is 10 to 20 times that obtained with the existing types of street fittings, depending on the width of the street; (2) The small but efficient light source of high intrinsic brilliancy presented by the modern incandescent electric lamp becomes a large and pleasingly illuminated area; (3) The cost, both for electrical energy and for maintenance, including lamp renewals, is reduced; (4) For a small outlay, existing installations can be brought up-to-date, to provide the standard of street lighting which is now necessary to prevent accidents under modern traffic conditions. The light distribution of these lanterns comprised two distinct parts. The lower hemispherical flux of the lamp is not modified but is allowed to fulfil its normal function of illuminating the street or road adjacent to the lamp. The upper hemispherical distribution, which is generally used to very small advantage, is, in this system, collected by a specially designed reflector, and is directed upon two plane mirrors arranged radially from the light source at such angles as will produce powerful illumination up and down the street. These mirrors are so adjusted that they begin to illuminate the street at the points where the direct light fails to bring the illumination up to the required standard. Adjustments of the angles of the plane mirrors can be made to allow for different distances between lamps and to suit various widths of street.
FB600 40-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1923 catalogue



longitudinal lighting lantern "adapter" pattern
British Patents: 152050, 10048 (Held by Haydn T. Harrision)
One of the "Directive System Of Street Lighting Lanterns." Hitherto Street Lighting Lanterns have been designed to distribute the light downwards so that each unit illuminated a circular area. In the Directive System, nearly all the luminous energy of the light source is used for illuminating the long narrow area represented by a street, with the results: (1) The minimum illumination is 10 to 20 times that obtained with the existing types of street fittings, depending on the width of the street; (2) The small but efficient light source of high intrinsic brilliancy presented by the modern incandescent electric lamp becomes a large and pleasingly illuminated area; (3) The cost, both for electrical energy and for maintenance, including lamp renewals, is reduced; (4) For a small outlay, existing installations can be brought up-to-date, to provide the standard of street lighting which is now necessary to prevent accidents under modern traffic conditions. The light distribution of these lanterns comprised two distinct parts. The lower hemispherical flux of the lamp is not modified but is allowed to fulfil its normal function of illuminating the street or road adjacent to the lamp. The upper hemispherical distribution, which is generally used to very small advantage, is, in this system, collected by a specially designed reflector, and is directed upon two plane mirrors arranged radially from the light source at such angles as will produce powerful illumination up and down the street. These mirrors are so adjusted that they begin to illuminate the street at the points where the direct light fails to bring the illumination up to the required standard. Adjustments of the angles of the plane mirrors can be made to allow for different distances between lamps and to suit various widths of street.
FB632 40-100W GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1923 catalogue



longitudinal lighting lantern "canterbury" type
British Patents: 152050, 10048 (Held by Haydn T. Harrision)
One of the "Directive System Of Street Lighting Lanterns." Hitherto Street Lighting Lanterns have been designed to distribute the light downwards so that each unit illuminated a circular area. In the Directive System, nearly all the luminous energy of the light source is used for illuminating the long narrow area represented by a street, with the results: (1) The minimum illumination is 10 to 20 times that obtained with the existing types of street fittings, depending on the width of the street; (2) The small but efficient light source of high intrinsic brilliancy presented by the modern incandescent electric lamp becomes a large and pleasingly illuminated area; (3) The cost, both for electrical energy and for maintenance, including lamp renewals, is reduced; (4) For a small outlay, existing installations can be brought up-to-date, to provide the standard of street lighting which is now necessary to prevent accidents under modern traffic conditions. The light distribution of these lanterns comprised two distinct parts. The lower hemispherical flux of the lamp is not modified but is allowed to fulfil its normal function of illuminating the street or road adjacent to the lamp. The upper hemispherical distribution, which is generally used to very small advantage, is, in this system, collected by a specially designed reflector, and is directed upon two plane mirrors arranged radially from the light source at such angles as will produce powerful illumination up and down the street. These mirrors are so adjusted that they begin to illuminate the street at the points where the direct light fails to bring the illumination up to the required standard. Adjustments of the angles of the plane mirrors can be made to allow for different distances between lamps and to suit various widths of street.
FB633 200-300W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1923 catalogue



Guildhall Lantern
F???? ??? GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
F4905 Series
F4905 ??? GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1930 catalogue
F4906 ??? GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1930 catalogue
F4907 ??? GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1930 catalogue
F4908 ??? GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1930 catalogue
conical reflector
This series represents a very complete range of conical reflector fittings, varying from 12" to 17½" in diameter and arranged for Osram lamps from 40 watts to 200 watts. Supplied in cast iron or mild steel with vitreous enamel or white porcelain reflecting surfaces. Standard tapping, ¾-in gas.
F5090 40-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5091 40-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5092 40-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5093 40-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5094 40-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5095 60-150W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5096 100-200W GLS n/a Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue


Parade Lantern
F5150 100-200W GLS BC Post Top No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5152 300-500W GLS GES Post Top No Gear 1933 catalogue
Dock Lighting Lantern
F5155 500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
1933 catalogue
directional reflector
Is of the open reflector form. Can be supplied in various types providing an asymmetric distribution of light in two, three or four directions at angles to suit varying road widths, junctions, intersections and mounting arrangements. Silvered mirrored glass reflectors normally used but white opal glass can be substituted if desired. (Opal glass has an extremely long life when employed in corrosive or humid atmospheres but the intensity of the peak candle power is not so high as for mirror reflectors). The silvered mirror reflectors are of a single piece of glass bent ot the correct contour and cemented into the cast iron backings. Diffusing glass is used to prevent glare as the whole of the surface appears equally illuminated. The distribution is wider than htat provided by other similar types of unit and the intensity of the peak candle power is higher, due to the greater control of light effected by the larger surface area of the reflectors. The cast iron backings are easily detachable from the top and body of the fitting for: (1) Nesting for packing and stocking; (2) Facilitating wiring and erection; (3) For replacements and (4) Interchangeability. For use with clear OSRAM lamps. Standard taping ¾" gas. Focussing screw accessible and rapid. Stout durable copper body (top cylinder). Standard finish is green.
F 5156 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F 5157 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F 5158 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5159 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5160 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5161 60-200W GLS BC / ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue


Asymmetric Reflector
F5163 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5165 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue


wembley non-wentilated
British Prov. Patent: 11025/30

Wembley lanterns of the Totally Enclosed Type. Made from heavy gauge spun copper, stove enamelled green outside and white inside. Can be supplied with an asymmetric type refractor (F5167/9) or a symmetrical type refractor (F5168/70). All have a clear glass outer globe. Standard tapping at top for fixing ¾in gas thread.

F5167 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
F5168 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
F5169 150-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
F5170 150-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue





wembley-suburban
Spun solid copper body, stove enamelled green outside and white inside, fitted with special telescopic focussing device and carrier supporting a single-piece prismatic glass dome refractor. A bayonet cap porcelain lampholder is fitted and a clear glass outer globe is held in a removable ring which surrounds the refractor and lamp. Two special globe ring fasteners facilitate easy removal of the outer globe for cleaning and lamp renewal. Interior of the lantern and underside of the reflector are finished in white stove enamel. The F 5173 is similar but of slightly larger dimensions and is suitable for a larger lamp. In addition, it is adequately ventilated by means of the cowl at the top and the lantern body. Can be supplied with ES or BC lampholder.
F 5171 100-150W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue
F 5173 200W GLS BC
ES
Top Entry No Gear 1920s catalogue





wembley non-wentilated
British Prov. Patent: 11025/30

Wembley lanterns of the Totally Enclosed Type. Made from heavy gauge spun copper, stove enamelled green outside and white inside. Can be supplied with an asymmetric type refractor and ribbed glass outer globe (F5179) or a symmetrical type refractor and plain glass outer globe (F5177). A focusing device enables the lamp to be raised or lowered inside the refractor to vary the light distribution to suit the height and spacing of the units. The adjustment can be made from the outside without opening the lantern. Standard tapping at top for fixing ¾in gas thread.

F5177 60-150W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
F5179 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue



double conic reflector fitting
14ins. diameter with cast iron top, finished painted and vitreous enamelled white under reflector. For PEARL OSRAM Gasfilled Lamps.
F5238 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
1930 catalogue
1930 catalogue



paisley
Registered Design: 713241
Particularly suitable for residential districts. Lantern globe is made from "Superlax" glass, 16" diameter. Suitably ventilated for use with 300W OSRAM gasfilled lamp. Approximate weight, 36 lb.
F5247 1 x 300W GLS
2 X 100W GLS
3 x 100W GLS
BC
2 X BC
3 X BC
Post Top No Gear 1920s catalogue
1930 catalogue
1932 Catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5248 1 x 300W GLS
BC
Post Top No Gear 1930 catalogue
1932 Catalogue
1933 catalogue



F5281
Made from cast iron, vitreous enamelled white inside, fitted with detachable top, and asymmetric refractor. The fitting is designed to give maximum illumination in the centre and along the length of the roadway.
F5281 60-100W GLS BC Entire Bracket No Gear 1930 catalogue
Reflector Fitting
13½ins. diameter. Made in cast iron throughout. Painted on top, vitreous enamelled white under reflector with focusing device for PEARL OSRAM Gasfilled Lamps.
F5285 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
Reflector Fitting
12ins. diameter, made in spun iron, finished vitreous enamelled green on top, white under reflector. For PEARL OSRAM lamps. Approximate weight, each 4lb.
F5289 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue
wembley

Refractor: G 501, G 507 or G 513

The series of "Wembley" lanterns has been evolved as the result of many years of experience and research work. They incorporate a number of special features for ease of maintenance and maximum efficiency. The refractors are designed to give the maximum light output and ideal candle power distribution. This family is supplied without the outer enclosing globe, and are therefore more inexpensive models (see F 5451/7 below). Can take three different refractors: G 501 (symmetric), G 507 (non-axial asymmetric) and G 513 (axial asymmetric). Made from cast iron. Accessible and rapid rotatable refractor plate for lining up with the roadway without disturbing the joint between the bracket and lantern, and ensuring positive location of any of the three types of refractor. Refractor secured by cadmium-plated supports and phosphor-bronze springs. G.E.C. English-made prismatic glass refractor, giving maximum light output. Porcelain lampholder. Standard tapping is ¾" gas. Standard finish is green outside, with all reflecting surfaces white vitreous enamelled.

F 5441 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5442 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5443 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5445 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5446 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F 5447 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue


wembley

Refractor: G 501, G 507 or G 513

The series of "Wembley" lanterns has been evolved as the result of many years of experience and research work. They incorporate a number of special features for ease of maintenance and maximum efficiency. The refractors are designed to give the maximum light output and ideal candle power distribution. This family are totally enclosed and therefore dustproof. An occasional wiping of the outer globe is all that is generally necessary to maintain maximum illumination. The interior will only need attention in this respect at the end of long periods and this can be done when it is necessary for the lanterns to be opened for lamp renewal purposes. (see F 5441/7 above). Can take three different refractors: G 501 (symmetric), G 507 (non-axial asymmetric) and G 513 (axial asymmetric). Made from heavy gauge copper body. Has an improved focussing device. Accessible and rapid rotatable refractor plate for lining up with the roadway without disturbing the joint between the bracket and lantern, and ensuring positive location of any of the three types of refractor. Refractor secured by cadmium-plated supports and phosphor-bronze springs. G.E.C. English-made prismatic glass refractor, giving maximum light output. Hinged steel outer reflector, vitreous enamelled for easy cleaning. Non-ventilated outer globe of English clear heat-resisting glass. Porcelain lampholder. Standard tapping is ¾" gas. Standard finish is green outside, with all reflecting surfaces white vitreous enamelled.

F5451 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5452 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5453 60-100W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5455 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5456 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue
F5457 150-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
1933 catalogue


Wembley "Norwich" Pattern
F5461 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5463 60-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5465 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5467 60-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue

Wembley "Sheldon" Pattern
F5471 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5472 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5473 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5475 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5476 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5477 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue

Wembley
F5481 300-500W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5482 300-500W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5483 300-500W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue

Wembley "Hull" Pattern
F5485 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5487 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue

Wembley
F5495 1000-1500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5496 1000-1500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue
F5497 1000-1500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1933 catalogue



wembley
British Patent: 217029
British Patent: 11025/30

Made from heavy gauge sheet copper. Enamelled green outside and white inside for reflecting surfaces. With copper top and ventilator. The ventilator is a patented device operating on the ejector principle is fitted combining extreme simplicity with highefficiency. This device causes a steady stream of air to be drawn into the lantern and ejected from beneath thetop cowl. Exhaustive tests have been carried out with this ventilating device, special attention being given tolamp performance. The result of these tests demonstrates convincingly that the ventilation is such as to safeguard the lamp from overheating and consequent reduction in normal life. The focusing device is a special patented feature which enables the lamp to be raised or lowered inside the prismatic refractor,thus varying the distribution of light to suit the height and spacing of units. All such adjustments in the largersize "WEMBLEY" lanterns are made from the outside without opening the lantern in any way. The lamp is lowered until the filament is sighted across the bottom edge of the refractor; the knob is turned a predetermined number of times to the right, and adjustments can be made to the 1/100th part of an inch. The lantern is made in various sizes to accommodate OSRAM gasfilled lamps of either 100 or 1500 watts, suitable for main thoroughfares, suburban streets and residential areas. The light emission is ideal for street lighting, the maximum candle-power being given at the useful angle of 70° from the vertical. The 300-500W GLS model (FC.6047) could be converted for use with OSIRA lamps by means of general conversion units - likewise the 1000-1500W GLS model could also be converted with similar kits.

FC. 6046 1000-1500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1924 catalogue
1920s catalogue
1930 catalogue
FC. 6047 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1924 catalogue
1920s catalogue
1930 catalogue

FC. 6047A ??? GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1930 catalogue



wembley conversion unit

Refractor: Z 6609

The 300-500W GLS model Wembley lantern (FC.6047) could be converted for use with OSIRA lamps by means of a general conversion unit. This included the Z 6609 bowl refractor, Z 0011 Type "D" top connecting box, Z Z609R felt gasket and Z 0609 wire net. This gave an asymmetric directional distribution suitable for road lighting.

FC. 6047 400W MA/V GES Top Entry No Gear 1935 catalogue



wembley conversion unit

Opal bowl: Z 6468

The 300-500W GLS model Wembley lantern (FC.6047) could be converted for use with OSIRA lamps by means of a general conversion unit. This included the Z 6468 opal bowl, Z 0011 Type "D" top connecting box and Z 7467 felt gasket. This gave a dispersive distribution suitable for area lighting.

FC. 6047 400W MA/V GES Top Entry No Gear 1935 catalogue





Wing Type Lantern
Intended for use in side streets where 80W or 125W Osira lamps or Osram lmaps up to 200W are employed. It has a light alloy gallery and a one-piece blown-glass silvered reflector, where the weight is very small, being only 5½lb.
Z??? 60W-200W GLS
80W-125W MB

BC
3BC
Top Entry

No Gear

1939 Journal





Dim Out Lantern
Conforms to Home Security Circular, No. 97/1944, July 1944, for "Dim Out" war lighting. Unit gives illumination of 0.02fc with special requirements for light distribution. Introduced in July 1944.
Z3130 10W? GLS BC
Top entry No Gear 1944 Advert





ARP Lantern (Z3200 range)
Conforms to BS ARP/37 for wartime use. The GEC is manufacturing units for 20' nominal mounting height which are rated at 60W. The range has been extended to include units for use with 40W lamps at 15'; and 25W and 15W lamps at various heights. The units which are either: (1) Held rigidly by the existing lantern body; (2) Supported from the existing lampholder; (3) Comprise entire weatherproof units which can be screwed onto bracket arms. Fixing to the lantern body is recommended in all possible cases and is considerd essential for lanterns suspended from tall columns or traction poles where considerable vibration exists. In designing this type, the main consideration has been to ease in fixing to existing lanterns to avoid the cost and labour involved in removing lanterns or rewiring them. The unit consists of two main parts, the light controlling device and its fixed support. Where units are supported from the lantern body, rewiring of the lampholders or existing leads can be avoided by the use of a special GEC connector. This consists of a flexible lead with an adaptor at the end for fitting into the existing lampholder and at the other end the lampholder for the new unit. There are two ranges of units employing different optical systems, providing correct light distribution: one designed for 15W/25W lamps, and the other for 40W/60W lamps. While the 15W/25W lamps provide sufficient light, the more robust higher wattage lamps are favoured by many engineers for withstanding the vibration at the top of tall columns, particularly traction poles, due to traffic and windage. The Z3200 range for 60W and 40W lamps is constructed of lead-coated sheet steel incorporating a special lighting device. This consists essentially of a secondary light source provided by a flashed opal glas disc accurately screened by a perforated metal plate. The light control is completed by a second screen. The bottom is detachable for maintenance. All three methods of support are available.
Z3200 40W GLS
60W GLS
BC
BC
From lantern body
From lampholder
Top entry

No Gear 1940 Journal



ARP Lantern (Z3210 range)
Conforms to BS ARP/37 for wartime use. The GEC is manufacturing units for 20' nominal mounting height which are rated at 60W. The range has been extended to include units for use with 40W lamps at 15'; and 25W and 15W lamps at various heights. The units which are either: (1) Held rigidly by the existing lantern body; (2) Supported from the existing lampholder; (3) Comprise entire weatherproof units which can be screwed onto bracket arms. Fixing to the lantern body is recommended in all possible cases and is considerd essential for lanterns suspended from tall columns or traction poles where considerable vibration exists. In designing this type, the main consideration has been to ease in fixing to existing lanterns to avoid the cost and labour involved in removing lanterns or rewiring them. The unit consists of two main parts, the light controlling device and its fixed support. Where units are supported from the lantern body, rewiring of the lampholders or existing leads can be avoided by the use of a special GEC connector. This consists of a flexible lead with an adaptor at the end for fitting into the existing lampholder and at the other end the lampholder for the new unit. There are two ranges of units employing different optical systems, providing correct light distribution: one designed for 15W/25W lamps, and the other for 40W/60W lamps. While the 15W/25W lamps provide sufficient light, the more robust higher wattage lamps are favoured by many engineers for withstanding the vibration at the top of tall columns, particularly traction poles, due to traffic and windage. The Z3210 range of units for 25W and 15W lamps is constructed of spun steel and incorporates a lighting device consisting of a flashed opal cylinder with surrounding metal grid to provide the correct light distribution and intensity. The bottom is detachable for ease of maintenance. Units of this type are supplied for different mounting heights and all three methods of support are available.
Z3210 15W GLS
25W GLS
BC
BC
From lantern body
From lampholder
Top entry

No Gear 1940 Journal




Z5130 (Sub-Station Lighting)
One of the "Clearside" range. This lantern is solely designed for outdoor sub-station lighting. The entry at the bottom of the lantern is tapped 1¼" B.S.P. The body is die-cast light alloy. A cast alloy ring holds the glass globe. A dome refractor is held to a white enamelled plate. A heat baffle is provided above the lamp. Optical control is by a prismatic glass dome refractor which produces a Symmetric (S), Non-axial asymmetric (N) or Axial Asymmetric (A) distribution.
Z5130S 300W GLS GES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z5130N 300W GLS GES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z5130A 300W GLS GES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue


facet directional lantern
Produces a directional type of lighting and is mainly for use on Class B roads. It will accommodate Osram fialment lamps between 60 and 200 watts, or 80 and 125-watt Osira H.P.M.V. lamps. There are six mirror facets in each of the two wings. The facets are removable and interchangeable so that replacement can easily be effected. The lantern compiles with the M.O.T. requirements relating to glare ratio. Side-entry suspension at 30° from the vertical ensures that no condensation can enter the lantern from the bracket.
Z5221 60-200W GLS
45W SO/V
BC Sloping Side Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5222 80-125W MB/V
3BC Sloping Side Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5223 60-200W GLS
ES Sloping Side Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5225 60-200W GLS
45W SO/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5226 80-125W MB/V
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5227 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book


Z5350
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. The lantern has a ¾" B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium body. A plain white enamelled reflector plate is held to the lantern body by stainless steel screws. A movable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is simply the white enamelled reflector plate.
Z5350 60-200W GLS
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5351 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5352 60-200W GLS
ES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue

Z5354
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. The lantern has a ¾" B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium body. A white enamelled reflector plate is held to the lantern body by stainless steel screws and carries the dome refractor. A movable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system comprises a prismatic glass dome refractor with either symmetric (S), non-axial asymmetric (N) or axial asymmetric (A) distributions.
Z5354S 60-200W GLS
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5355S 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5356S 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-120W SON
ES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue


Z5354N 60-200W GLS
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5355N 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5356N 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-120W SON
ES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue


Z5354A 60-200W GLS
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5355A 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5356A 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-120W SON
ES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue


Brookvale
Z5500 60-200W GLS BC Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z5501 80-125W MB/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z5502 60-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Oxford
Introduced in 1936. First installation along Banbury Road, Oxford. For main road lighting. Designed to use the GLS lamp with the MA/V Glass Bowl Refractor - therefore an inner symmetric dome refractor is used to produce the vertically shaped light source for control by the outer bowl refractor.
Z5525 300-500W GLS GES Top Entry No Gear 1936 Journal
1939 Journal


Brookvale
Z5530 60-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear Light And Lighting 1959


small wembley lantern
Introduced in 1945 as part of a new range. The body of copper follows the outline of the Side-Entry Di-Fractor lantern (Z8128). Probably designed in copper to "utilise available production facilities to the full" in the post-war environment. For side street lighting, employing a single lantern body, and a variety of optical glasses - any required type of light distribution - can be obtained. An internal lamp positioning device enables Osram lamps up to 200W or Osira HPMV lamps up to 125W to be used, with dome refractor and clear or rimpled globe, bowl refractor or stepped opal diffusing globe.
Z5540 60-200W GLS
80-125W MB/U
BC
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1945 advert
1945 programme
1945 advert



small oxford lantern
This lantern is of the totally-enclosed type and can be used with either Osram filament, or Osira discharge lamps of small denomination. The body is of spun copper, with a reinforced top. Variable focuing is provided and the light distribution is controlled by a small bowl refractor in combination with an inner symmetric dome refractor.
Z5543B 125W MBF/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5545SB 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5546SB 80-125W MB/V
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5547SB 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5548B 45W SO/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5549B 80W MBF/V
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5555SB 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5556SB 80-125W MB/V
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5557SB 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5558B 45W SO/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z5559B 80W MBF/V
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Plastifractor
Z???? 60-150W GLS
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
BC Top Entry No Gear 1956 advert

Small Oxford
Z5565 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z5566 80-125W MB/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z5567 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert


Z5580B
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is either an axial asymmetric glass beam refractor (the most common) or a four-beam distribution bowl refractor (rare and used for tree lined roads.)
Z5580B 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581B 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581B/4 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5582B 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z5580DB
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is an axial asymmetric glass beam refractor.
Z5580DB 60-200W GLS
45W SO/V
45W SOI/V
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581DB 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5582DB 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z5580BP
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is a non-axial asymmetric 'Diakon' bowl refractor.
Z5580BP 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z5581BP 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z5582BP 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue



Z5580O
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is a stepped opal glass diffusing outer globe.
Z5580O 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581O 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5582O 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z5580R
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is a rimpled glass diffusing outer globe.
Z5580R 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581R 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5582R 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z5580RP
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl in use. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The optical system is a rimpled 'Perspex' diffusing outer globe.
Z5580RP 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5581RP 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z5582RP 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z5590 (with Wembley or Oxford optical system)
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. Part of a family of lanterns with different optical systems. The lantern has a ¾ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast aluminium alloy body. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catchholds the outer bowl in use. A white enamelled refractor plate is held to the lantern body by stainless steel screws and carries the dome refractor. A moveable bridge-piece is carried on lugs within the lantern and provides focussing adjustment. The dome refractor can have a symmetric (S) or non-axial asymmetric (N) or axial-asymmetric distribution (A). Can be fitted with a clear glass bowl (C), clear 'Diakon' bowl (P), rimpled glass globe (R) or rimpled 'Perspex' globe (RP). A four-beam distribution bowl refractor (rare and used for tree lined roads) is also available.
Z5590SC
Z5590SP
Z5590SRP
Z5590SR
Z5590NC
Z5590NP
Z5590NRP
Z5590NR
Z5590AC
Z5590AP
Z5590ARP
Z5590AR
60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5591SC
Z5591SP
Z5591SRP
Z5591SR
Z5591NC
Z5591NP
Z5591NRP
Z5591NR
Z5591AC
Z5591AP
Z5591ARP
Z5591AR
80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5592SC
Z5592SP
Z5592SRP
Z5592SR
Z5592NC
Z5592NP
Z5592NRP
Z5592NR
Z5592AC
Z5592AP
Z5592ARP
Z5592AR
60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-120W SON
ES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5598SC
Z5598SP
Z5598SRP
Z5598SR
Z5598NC
Z5598NP
Z5598NRP
Z5598NR
Z5598AC
Z5598AP
Z5598ARP
Z5598AR
45W SOX
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
Z5599SC
Z5599SP
Z5599SRP
Z5599SR
Z5599NC
Z5599NP
Z5599NRP
Z5599NR
Z5599AC
Z5599AP
Z5599ARP
Z5599AR
80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue


Z5590 (with Oxford optical system)
Z5590SB 60-200W GLS
BC Top Entry No Gear 1961 catalogue
Z5591SB
Z5591SB/4
80-125W MB/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1961 catalogue
Z5592SB 60-200W GLS
ES Top Entry No Gear 1961 catalogue
Z5598SDB 45W SO/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1961 catalogue
Z5599SB 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Top Entry No Gear 1961 catalogue
Post-Top Small Wembley
Z5630 60-200W GLS
BC Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1954 advert
Z5631 80-125W MB/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1954 advert
Z5632 60-200W GLS
ES Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1954 advert
Z5640
Z5640 60-200W GLS
BC Post Top No Gear 1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5641 80-125W MB/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5642 60-200W GLS
ES Post Top No Gear 1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5646 45W SOI
35W SOX
BC Post Top No Gear 1967 catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5643
Z5643 60-200W GLS
BC Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5644 80-125W MB/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5645 60-200W GLS
ES Post Top No Gear 1953 advert
1967 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5647 45W SOI
35W SOX
BC Post Top No Gear 1967 catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z5670
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. The body consists of a truncated moulded 'Diakon' cone held between a cast aluminium base incorporating the 3" x 3" spigot cap and a die-cast light alloy upper rim and hinged top canopy. The dome refractor is held to a supporting plate sliding on rods screwed into the top canopy. The dome refractor can have a symmetric, non-axial asymmetric or axial asymmetric distribution.
Z5670 60-200W GLS
BC Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5671 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5672 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-70-120W SON
ES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5678 45-60W SOI/H
40W SOX
35W SOX
BC Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5679 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5673
Z5673 60-200W GLS BC
Post Top No Gear 1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5674 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5675 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-70-120W SON
ES
Post Top No Gear 1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5676 45-60W SOI/H
35-55W SOX
BC
Post Top No Gear 1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5677 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5680
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap of 3" x 3" spigot. Body consists of an opal 'Perspex' dish secured to a cast octagonal spigot cap, supporting a lampholder bridge-piece. A light aluminium top spinning makes the lantern totally enclosed. The opal 'Perspex' bowl provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
Z5680 60-200W GLS
BC
Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5681 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5682 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-70-120W SON
ES
Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z568? 35-55W SOX BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
Z5698U
Z5698U 35-55W SOX BC
Post Top Gear 1979 catalogue
Z5699U/80 80W MBF/U 3BC
Post Top Gear 1979 catalogue
Z5699U/125 125W MBF/U 3BC
Post Top Gear 1979 catalogue
Z5713
Z5710 ??? ??? Post Top ??? 1970s catalogue
Z5711 ??? ??? Post Top ??? 1970s catalogue
Z5712 ??? ??? Post Top ??? 1970s catalogue
Z5713 60-200W GLS
35W SOX
BC
BC
Post Top No Gear 1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5714 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5715 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
50-70-120W SON
ES
ES
ES
Post Top No Gear 1970s catalogue
1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5718 35-55W SOX
BC Post Top No Gear 1979 catalogue
Z5719 80-125W MBF/U
3BC Post Top No Gear 1979 catalogue





Limpet
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Wall mounting. Die-cast light alloy flat back carrying the lampholders and control gear when required. Hinged to this is a die-cast alloy rim carrying the opal 'Perspex' diffusing bowl. The bowl and rim are secured by a stainless steel toggle catch. The opal 'Perspex' bowl provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
Z5720 2x60-100W GLS
2xBC
Wall Mount No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z5725 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
45W SOX
3BC
3BC BC
Wall Mount Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue

Z5730
Z5730 100-200W GLS
BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z5731 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1979 catalogue
Z5732 80-125W MBF/U
50-70-120W SON
ES
Post Top No Gear 1979 catalogue
Z573? 35-55W SOX BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
Z5760/1
Z5760/1 80-125W MBF/U
35W SOX
3BC
BC
Wall Mount No Gear 1974 catalogue



watford lantern
British Patents: 408419 and 414726
G.E.C. Registered Design: 781091

Refractor: Z6301

The first lantern to use a discharge lamp. First installation along Watford Road, Wembely in March 1933. For main road lighting. Gives a non-cut-off distribution. Primary optical system consists of two refractor plates which spread the main beams in azimuth to spread the light across the road - no attempts are made to try to control the light in a vertical plane as it results in a patchy distribution. Secondary lighting system includes an white over-reflector and large base fitted with a diffuser - this is an attempt to increase the flux emitted directed below the lamp and increase the illumination below the lantern to avoid "dark patches." As the MA lamp burns hot, a metal framed lantern is used with special heat-resisting glass. Condensation along the bracket arm will break the MA lamp if dripped upon, so the lantern is fixed to the column by means of four, horizontal, separate side-bracket arms.. According to Gregory in 1940, the lantern "was particularly designed to avoid glare and give a good road brightness therefore becoming the first lantern consciously designed to produce high background brightness instead of high object brightness. Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for OSIRA lamps. Constructed of heavy gauge copper on cast gunmetal frame and provided with hinged bottom panel to give access for cleaning and re-lamping.The outer surfaces are finished aluminium. The lantern is supplied complete with porcelain enamel inner reflector and two special prismatic glass plate refractors to suit the light distribution of the OSIRA lamps. The lantern is glazed with spreader glasses, which give, in conjunction with the plate refractors,an asymmetric light distribution producing high and even road brightness. Fitted with external weatherproof connecting box, and wired internally with special heat-resisting conductors between the connecting box and G.E.S. porcelain lampholder, the latter being adjustable to vary the direction of the main beams. Had four bracket options: Z2001 for mounting to poles, Z2002 for mounting to flat walls, Z2003 for lantern and Z1900/9/11 box and Z2004 simplified bracket for flat walls. External finish is aluminium colour.

Z8001 400W MA/V
GES Side Clamp No Gear 1935 Catalogue
1935 Catalogue
1936 Paper
1937 Catalogue
1940 Journal
1944 Journal





lewisham lantern
British Patents: 408419, 414726 and 427835
G.E.C. Registered Design: 784361

Refractor: Z6301

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for OSIRA lamps. Constructed of heavy gauge copper with internal stiffening ribs and provided with hinged bottom panel to give access for cleaning an re-lamping. The outer surfaces are finished aluminium. The lantern is supplied complete with porcelain enamel inner reflector and two special prismatic glass plate refractors to suit the light distribution of the OSIRA lamp. The lantern is glazed with spreader glasses which give, in conjunction with the plate refractors, an asymmetric light distribution producing high and even road-brightness. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the patent external top connecting box. The lantern is wired internally with special heat-resisting conductors between the connecting box and the G.E.S. porcelain lampholder, the latter being adjustable to vary the direction ofthe main beams. In 1937, a new solid cast top was added to further prevent water drip. The external finish is aluminium colour

Z8003 400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1935 Catalogue
1935 Catalogue
1936 Paper
1936 Journal
1937 Catalogue





tunbridge wells lantern
British Patents: 408419 and 414726

Refractor: Z6301

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern specially designed for OSIRA lamps. Constructed of heavy gauge copper with internal stiffening ribs and provided with hinged bottom panel to give access for cleaning and re-lamping. The lantern is supplied completed with porcelain enamelled inner reflector and two special prismatic glass plate refractors to suit the light distribution of the OSIRA lamp. The lantenr is glazed with spreader glasses which give, in conjunction with the plate refractors, an asymmetric light distribution producing high and even road brightness. The possibility of lamp failures due to water drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the patent external top connecting box. The lantern is wired internally with special heat-resisting conductors between the connecting box and the G.E.S. porcelain lampholder, the latter being adjustable to vary the direction of the main beams. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour.


Z8005 400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1935 Catalogue
1936 Advert
1936 Journal
1937 Catalogue
1937 Catalogue
1945 Advert





small watford lantern
British Patents: 408419

Refractor: Z6300

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern specially designed for OSIRA lamps. It has an ornamental stepped cast top with an iron frame body, and it is provided with a hinged bottom panel to give access for cleaning and re-lamping. The lantern is supplied complete with porcelain enamelled inner reflector and two special prismatic glass plate refractors to suit the light distribution of the OSIRA lamp. The lantenr is glazed with spreader glasses which give wih the plate refractors, an asymmetric light distribution producing that light level of road brightness which is so necesary if the road is to be well lighted. The lantern has been designed for use with either 150 or 250-watt OSIRA lamps. When used with 150-watt lamp an E.S> porcelain holder is required, but it is necessary to employ a G.E.S. porcelain lampholder when a 250-watt OSIRA lamp is in use. The lampholder is wired with heat-resisting leads to a connecting terminal block. A focusing device alters the asymmetery of the main light beams. A standard size of pole clamp is supplied enabling the lantern to be attached to poles of diameter between 4½in. and 5½in. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour.

Z8007 150W MA/V
ES Side Clamp No Gear 1937 Catalogue
Z8008 250W MA/V
GES Side Clamp No Gear 1937 Catalogue





birchfield lantern
British Patents: 408419 and 427835

Refractor: Z6301

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern specially designed for OSIRA lamps. The body is onstructed of heavy gauge copper with internal stiffening ribs, with a hinged bottom panel to give access for cleaning and re-lamping. The upper canopy overhangs the main frame of the body. Two special prismatic glass plate refractors when used with the spreader glasses produce an asymmetric light distribution. The optical system is specially designed by G.E.C. Research Laboratories to produce high and even road brightness with absence of glare. The lantern is supplied with an inner porcelain enamelled reflector with a G.E.S. lampholder so that the lantern is suitable for 250 and 400-watt OSIRA lamps, the lampholder being wired with heat-resisting conductors to a G.E.C. patent external top connecting box specially designed to eliminate all danger of lamp failure due to water drip or condensation. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour.

Z8009 250-400W MA/V
GEC Top Entry No Gear 1937 Catalogue





post top tunbridge wells lantern
British Patent: 408419

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern specially designed for OSIRA lamps, constructed of heavy gauge copper with internal stiffening ribs and a hinged end panel to give access for cleaning and re-lamping. The spigot is of cast iron, is easily detachable and can be supplied in different sizes. The lantern is supplied with two special prismatic glass plate refractors specially designed to suit the light distribution of the OSIRA lamp. It is also glazed with spreader glasses which provide when used with the plate refractors, an asymmetric light distribution giving a high even road brightness. The lantern is supplied complete with a porcelain enamelled inner reflector with a focusing G.E.S. porcelain lampholder so that either 250 or 400-watt OSIRA lamps can be used. It is wired with heat-resisting leads from the lampholder to terminal connecting block. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour.

Z8055 250W MA/V
GES Post Top No Gear 1937 Catalogue
Z8055 400W MA/V
GES Post Top No Gear 1937 Catalogue





small di-fuser lantern

Opal bowl: Z6466

Totally enclosed, dust-proof lantern, specially designed for OSIRA lamps with a cast iron top and a spun dome shaped copper body, vitreous enamelled steel inner reflector and similar outer reflector secured by spring fasteners. The latter holds the Z 6466 stepped white opal globe. This, when used with a Z 7607 felt ring makes the lantern dustproof. The possibility of lamp failure due to water drip or condensation is eliminated by means of the G.E.C. patent top connecting box, which is wired by means of heat-resisting leads to an E.S. porcelain lampholder, correctly positioned for use with 150-watt OSIRA lamps.

The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour, with all reflecting surfaces heavily vitreous enamelled.

Z8104 150W MA/V
ES Top Entry No Gear 1937 Catalogue





small di-fractor lantern
British Patents: 408419, 427835 and 424800.

Refractor: Z6607

A specially designed lantern to take the 150W MA/V lamp. Introduced in 1936.

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for 150-watt OSIRA lamps. The lantern has a cast-iron top with a dome-shaped spun copper body with vitreous enamelled inner and outer reflectors. The lantern is notched to located the refractor which is held by the hinged outer reflector. The prismatic glass bowl refractor Z 6607 is precisely similar in its optical properties to the Z 6609 bowl refractor but smaller in size. The refractor is more fully described on the previous pages. The light distribution is non-axial asymmetric, the main beams being 160° apart in plan. The bowl refractor used in conjunction with the Z 7607 felt ring constitues an outer-dust-proof globe. A G.E.C. patent top connecting box, specially designed to eliminate all danger of lamp failure due to water drip or condensation, is wired with heat-resisting leads to an E.S. porcelain lampholder correctly positioned to take 150-watt OSIRA lamps.

The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour with all reflecting surfaces heavy vitreous enamlled.

Z8105 150W MA/V
ES Top Entry No Gear 1936 Journal
1937 Catalogue





di-fractor lantern
British Patents: 408419

Refractor: Z6609

This is the first version of the Di-Fractor Lantern to use the Glass Bowl Refractor-Diffuser designed for use with MA/V lamps. Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for OSIRA lamps. The body is of heavy guage copper with porcelain enamel steel inner and outer reflectors. The outer reflector is hinged and provided with a locating notch for the G.E.C. single piece prismatic bowl refractor-diffuser (Z 6609), which also acts as a dust-proof outer globe. The refractor has a non-axial asymmetric distribution, the two main beams being 160° apart in plan. The patented combination of refracting prisms and diffusing flutes provides a high degree of light control together with an increase of flashed area, the resultant distribution giving high and even road-brighness with a minimum of glare. The incorporation of refractor, diffuser and outer globe in one piece of accurate glassware gives a low absorption high efficiency unit. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drop or condensation is entirely eliminated by the patent top connecting box. The narrow canopy may have proved problematic for heat dissipation from the hot MA/V lamp hence the far wider designs used later.

Z8122 400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1935 Catalogue
1936 Advert
1936 Paper
1936 Journal


??? Lantern
A dual purpose lantern which could take either tungsten (GLS) or mercury vapour (MA/V) lamps.
Z???? ???W GLS
400W MA/V
GES ??? No Gear 1936 Journal







large di-fuser lantern

Opal bowl: Z6468

Introduced in 1937. Described as a "new type of GEC Di-Fuser street lighting lantern." Spun copper body with steel inner reflector supporting a "pleasingly stepped" low absorption flashed opal globe.

Totally enclosed dustproof lantern specially designed for use with 250 and 400-watt OSIRA lamps. The body is of spun copper of a symmetrical dome appearance. A vitreous enamelled steel inner reflector secures the Z 6468 stepped white opal globe. The diffuser bowl is of high quality low absorption flashed white opal glass. It is both pleasing in appearance and optically efficient, the whole bowl appearing equally bright and producing a highly diffused light. The bowl when used with a Z 7467 felt ring is a completely dustproof outer globe. It is secured by a vitreous enamelled steel outer reflector which is held by spring fasteners. The possibility of lamp failure due to water drip or condensation is eliminated by the patented G.E.C. top connecting box which is wired with heat-resisting leads to the G.E.S. porcelain lampholder, which can be used in either of two positions so that the lantern is suitable for both 250 and 400-watt OSIRA lamps.

The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour with all reflecting surfaces heavily vitreous enamelled.

Z8124 250-400W MA/V
GES Top No Gear 1937 Journal
1937 Catalogue


fulham di-fractor lantern
British Patents: 408419, 427835 and 424800.

Refractor: Z6609

Named after the first installation in Fulham, where the installation along the Fulham High Road was used to outline the importance of siting and light distribution for high, uniform road brightness. This installation which was inaugurated in February 1937 and included 460 lanterns. The largest installation using these lanterns was probably in Deptford in 1937.

Uses a patented combination of internal refracting flutes and external diffusing flutes which makes the night time appearance very pleasant since the whole refractor bowl appears uniformally bright and free from small areas of intense brightness which would produce glare. It enables long stretches of road to be illuminated in the most economical matter possible. Its optical design is such that light is emitted at high angles from the vertical, which makes it possible to employ the reflection properties of the road to their full extent, and to mount the lanterns more than 50 yards or more apart.

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for use with 250-watt and 400-watt OSIRA lamps. Constructed of heavy gauge copper with porcelain enamelled steel inner and outer reflectors. The outer reflector is hinged and provided with a locating notch for a G.E.C. single piece prismatic bowl refractor, which also acts as a dust-proof outer globe. The light distribution is non-axial asymmetric, the main beams being 160° in plan. The G.E.C. patented bowl refractor enables so good a control of light to be obtained that a very high degree of road brightness is produced, and this is now the criterion by which street lighting should be judged. The lantern is wired with heat-resisting leads from the patent top connecting box, specially designed to eliminate all danger of lamp failure due to water drop or condensation. A two-positioned G.E.S. porcelain lampholder enables the lantern to be used with 250 or 400-watt lamps. A felt ring is provided for the refractor bowl.

The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour with all reflecting surfaces heavy vitreous enamlled.

Z8125 250W MA/V
400W MA/V
GES Top Entry No Gear 1937 Journal
1937 programme
1937 Journal
1937 Catalogue
1937 Catalogue


Di-fractor / Side Entry Di-Fractor / Difractor
Introduced in 1938 for the vertical burning of Osira High Pressure Mercury Vapour Lamps. Made from light alloys and totally enclosed. Side mounted with the bracket gripped by drawbolts. Optical system consists of the well-known prismatic glass bowl refractor. It has three main parts: a cast aluminium ring and bracket attachment which supports the weight (22lbs) of the complete unit; a spun silicon aluminium detachable top; a plate spring hinged ring secured by a simple catch. The bowl refractor is smooth externally which facilities cleaning. It is constructed of light alloys and provided with a novel method of attachment to brackets at the side of tbe body; the prismatic bowl is secured in a simple way enabling quick access to the interior. The lampholder is carreid on a sliding bridge piece. The correct focal positions for each wattage are marked on the lampholder carrier. A white enamelled flat plate acts as an over-reflector for the lamp. Post-war, it is relaunched as the first of an entirely new range of die-cast aluminium lanterns embodying sound engineering principles in mechanical construction and high optical efficiency. Cited as one of the principle lanterns emboding post-war design ideas: a large casting forms the main foundation and the main parts of the optical system are mounted directly on it. It will take 300-500W GLS lamps if modified (by the addition of a symmetric dome refractor supported in the bowl from a special inner reflector). An important post-war design it is included in much of the marketing. The first of an entirely new range of die-cast lanterns embodying sound engineering principles in mechanical construction and high optical efficiency. It is later marketed as part of the "Clearmain" range.
Z8128 300-500W GLS
250-400W MA/V
250-400W MB/V
GES Side Entry No Gear 1938 Advert
1938 advert
1938 programme
1938 Journal
1939 Journal
1939 Advert
1939 Journal
1939 Advert
1939 Advert
1939 Paper
1944 Journal
1945 advert
1945 programme
1945 Paper
1945 Advert
1947 Book
Z8128B 125-400W MA/V
125-400W MB/V
125-400W MBF/U
GES Side Entry No Gear 1951 book
1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z8129B 125-400W MAF/V
125-400W MBF/V
GES Side Entry No Gear 1951 book


small oxford lantern
British Patents: 458617, 424800, 408419, 427835 and 376831.

Refractors: Z 6607 and Z 6501

The outer refractor of this unit is used with the normal long-source HPMV lamp but it operates successfully with the short source and dome refractor. The effects of the horizontal prisms on the dome is to make the small source approximately equivalent optically to the long source lamp. The form of the light distribution below the horizontal is therefore comparable with that of the higher wattage units.

A totally enclosed dust-proof lantern specially designed for use with 80 and 125 watt OSIRA lamps. The lantern has a heavy gauge spun copper body with a cast iron top. The are inner and outer vitreous enamelled steel reflectors, the outer being hinged and provided with a locating notch to ensure the corrrect alignment of the prismatic glass bowl refractor Z 6607. The prismatic bowl refractor controls in plan the light which is bent downwards by the inner symmetric dome refractor Z 6501 as well as the direct light from the lamp, thus providing that high standard of road brightness whcih is now considered essential if good visibility is to be obtained. The light distribution is 160° non-axial asymmertic.

The lantern is fitted with a 3-slot B.C. lampholder which is wired with heat-resisting leads to the G.E.C. patent connecting box. This has been specially designed to eliminate all danger of lamp failure due to water drip or condensation.

The lampholder can be raised or lowered by means of a knurled knob projecting from the cast top, and the correct focal position for whichever wattage lamp in use can then be obtained.

The lantern can also be used with OSRAM tungsten filament lamps. It is then necessary to emply an E.S. lampholder.

The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour and all reflecting surfaces are white vitreous enamelled.

Z8155 60-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
ES
3BC
Top Entry No Gear 1937 Paper
1937 Advert
1938 Journal
1937 Catalogue





post top mounting di-fuser

Opal bowl: Z6468

Totally enclosed dustproof lantern specially designed for use with OSIRA lamps. The body is of ornamental dome appearance made from heavy gauge spun copper. The detachabel cast iron spigot cap is fixed to the cast iron ring on the main body of the lantern by means of two side supporting tubular arms. The copper top is held by three milled brass bolts to the cast iron ring. A stepped opal diffusing bowl of high quality low absorption flashed opal glass produces in conjunction with a vitreous enamelled steel inner reflector a diffused symmetric light distribution. The whole surface of the bowl is equally bright so that there is no glare or patchiness produced. It is held to the main body by a hinged cast ring, which is secured by a lug and two spring fasteners. A G.E.S. porcelain lampholder can be used in two positions so that the lantern is suitbale for 250 or 400-watt OSIRA lamps. It is wired from the lampholder to a terminal block by means of heat-resisting leads. Access to this is obtained by removal of the copper top. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour and all reflecting surfaces are heavily vitreous enamelled.

Z8224 250-400W MA/V
GES Top No Gear 1937 Catalogue





post top mounting di-fractor
British Patents: 408419, 427835 and 424800.

Refractor: Z6609

Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for use with OSIRA lamps. The body is of ornamental dome appearance made from heavy gauge spun copper. The detachable cast iron spigot cap is fixed to the cast iron ring on the main body of the lantern by means of two side supporting tubular arms. The copper top is held by three milled brass bolts to the cast iron ring. The optical system consists of a G.E.C. patent prismatic glass bowl refractor Z 6609. This refractor produces a high-grade road brightness with absence of glare. The light distribution from it is non-axial asymmetric, the main beams being 160° in plan. Also supplied with an axial asymmetric light distribution. It hs been more carefully designed by our Research Laboratories, and besides being optically efficient, it also acts as a completely dust-proof outer globe. It is held to the main body by a hinged cast ring which is secured by a lug and two spring fasteners, there is a slot in the ring to align the refractor with the body, the axis of the arms being at right angles to the road. A G.E.S. porcelain lampholder can also be used in two positions, so that the lantern is suitable for 250 and 400-watt OSIRA lamps. It is wired from the lampholder to a terminal block by means of heat resisting leads. Access to this by removal of the copper top. The external finish of the lantern is aluminium colour and all reflecting surfaces are heavily vitreous enamelled.

Z8225 250-400W MA/V
GES Post Top No Gear 1937 Catalogue


Uniway / Uni-Directional
Entirely new system of lighting recently evolved by the GEC in 1938 for dual carriageways. First installation on Chertsey Road, Twickenham used 250W Osira lamps. Fitted with 125W Osira lamps and mounted at 25'. Light is thrown in only one direction only - towards oncoming traffic. This means there is absolutely no visible light on the other carriageway to distract drivers' attention. Because of the elimination of wasted light the 125W lamp gives visibilities which would normally be obtained with 400W lamps. Made of light alloys and totally enclosed. The front glass is smooth. Over 100 sq. ins. of flashed area provided - every other lantern in existence has a flashed area of only 60-80 sq. ins. The outside surface of the glass is smooth to facilitate cleaning. The "flash" covers an area of more than 100 sq. ins. whereas most ordinary 400W lanterns have a flashed area of only 60-80 sq. ins. Thus, surface brightness of the lantern per square inch is considerably reduced owing to its greater light emitting area. The lantern is in two parts - a detachable top which the brack arm slides horizontally, giving side-entry mounting, and the main lantern body. Both parts are made of light alloy castings and the complete unit weights on 15 lbs. The Uniway lantern is totally enclosed, non-ventilated and completely weatherproof. The front is hinged at one side and secured by simple postive action snap catches. Access to the lamp and reflector is afforded by the hinged front. The body can be rotated on the bracket arm so the light can be accurately directed towards the road. For this purpose an orthoptic sighting device is provided to enable the lantern to be correctly aligned. The lamp is automatically centred and is firmed held in the correct focal position. The lantern is simply erected, as the top, which weighs only 2lbs., can be slid on the bracket arm and there locked into position. The leads can be wired to the lampholder in a few moments and the body is connected by self-locking nuts. Cited by the GEC as one of their important post-war lantern designs. Inter-way and immediate post-war emphasis has changed: Although, for the present, authorities are chiefly interested in the re-instatement of pre-war lighting equipment, the lighting of arterial roads of the dual carriageway and one-way types will have to be considered. For these the GEC designed, shortly before the war, a lantern known as the Uniway specifically to light double carriageway roads. Lighting results comparable with those normally obtained with 400W lamps can be obtained with only 125W in each lantern, the light being directed only one way towards the traffic. This enables roads to be properly lighted for which the cost had previously been prohibitive. Revealing power is actually improved compared with normal installations and driving comfort is increased, as the only light sources to be seen are those on the drivers' own carriageway. The whole of the light is reflected in one direction towards the oncoming traffic and an extremely even flash is obtained by the use of a specially designed diffusing glass. This is smooth on the outside to facilitate cleaning. It is totally enclosed, non-ventilated and completely weatherproof. The front is hinged on one side with a catch on the other, giving access to the lamp and the reflector. The body can be rotated universally on the bracket arm so that the light can be accurately directed.
Z???? 80-125W MB/V
ES Top Entry No Gear 1939 Journal
1939 Journal
1939 Journal
1939 programme
1939 advert
1939 Paper
1940 Journal
1944 Journal
1945 programme
1945 Paper
1947 Book
1951 book




Two Forty
Z???? 2x40W MCF
4xBC Wall Mount Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Two Forty
Z8245 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF
4xBC Side Entry Gear Public Lighting #99
Z8247 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF
4xBC Top Entry Gear 1953 advert
Z8248 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF
4xBC Top Entry Gear 1953 advert

Z8254
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. plain side entry, or 1¼" B.S.P. tapped top entry, die-cast light alloy body. The tube operating gear is fitted to a removable tray in the body. The enclosing bowl is held to the lantern body by stainless steel toggle clips and toggle hinges. The optical system is two 'Perspex' refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z8254 2x40W MFCA/U 4xBC Side entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z8255 2x40W MCFA/U 4xBC Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z8256
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1¼" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The tube operating gear is fitted to a removable tray in the body. The tapered enclosing bowl is held to the lantern body by stainless steel toggled clips and toggle hinges. The optical system is two 'Perspex' refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z8256 2x40W MCF 4xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1970s catalogue

Z8260
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body housing the control gear, lampholder supports and wiring harness. The 'Perspex' enclosing bowl is hinged to the body and secured by two stainless steel catches. The optical system is a 'Perspex' enclosing bowl.
Z8260 2x20W MCF
2x40W MCF
4xBC
4xBC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z8270
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. The lantern body consists of two die-cast light alloy end pieces built on to a 9 in. aluminium alloy extrusion. Two sleeves are incorporated in the body to receive the bracket mounting arm. All auxiliaries together with the wiring harness and lampholders are within the body on a detachable die-cast aluminium gear tray. The gear is enclosed by a hinged aluminium over-reflector secured by quick release turn buttons. The 'Perpsex' bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by stainless steel spring catches. NOTE: A tapered 'Perspex' bowl can be supplied to special order. The optical system comprises two 'Perspex' refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z8270 2x80W MCF
4xBC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z8370 3x80W MCF
6xBC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z8470 4x80W MCF
8xBC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue


Two Eighty
Z8281 2x80W MCF
4xBC Stay Bar Gear 1953 advert



Railway Platform Lantern
Z8285 2x80W MCF
4xBC Post Top No Gear 1957 catalogue



Railway Platform Lantern
One of the "Clearspace" range. Designed for railway platform lighting. The lantern is arranged for post top mounting. The main lantern body support is a webbed casting in aluminium alloy. The tube control gear is moutned on a removable tray. The enclosing trough is blown in opal 'Perspex' and the top cover is moulded from glass fibre reinforced plastic. The sides of the enclosing trough may have the station name applied with 'Perspex' letters. The light distribution is such that, when mounted in the recommended manner, an average illumination of 1 lumen per sq. ft. over the whole platform area is provided.
Z8288 2x80W MCF
4xBC Post Top Gear 1957 catalogue
1960s catalogue




Under Canopy Lantern
One of the "Clearspace" range. Designed for railway platform lighting. The lantern is arranged for conduit suspension. The main lantern body support is provided by a steel strap moulded into, and reinforcing, the glass fibre canopy. The tube control gear is mounted on a removable tray. The enclosing trough is blown in opal 'Perspex'. The sides of the enclosing trough may have the station name applied with 'Perspex' letters. The light distribution is such that, when mounted in the recommended manner, an average illumination of 1 lumen per sq. ft. over the whole platform area is provided.
Z8290 2x80W MCF
4xBC Top Entry Gear 1957 catalogue
1960s catalogue


Three Eighty
Z8381 3x80W MCF
6xBC Stay Bar Gear 1953 advert
Three Eighty
Z8387 3x80W MCF
6xBC
Side Entry Gear Public Lighting #104




Z8401
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry. Light alloy die-cast body carries the terminal block, wiring, lampholder and the reflectors which make up the optikon. The lantern is intended for main road lighting in the vicinity of airfields and falls within the specification issued by the Ministry of Transport. Has an aeroscreened distribution. Two silvered glass mirrors held inside the body. A pressed heat-resisting glass dish makes the lantern enclosed.
Z8401 250-400W MA/V
250-400W MBF/U
GES
GES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue





Z8403
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. tapped top entry. Light alloy die-cast body carries the terminal block, wiring, lampholder and the reflectors which make up the optikon. The lantern provides a cut-of light distribution. The lantern has a cut-off distribution. Two silvered glass mirrors held inside the body. A pressed heat-resisting glass dish makes the lantern enclosed.
Z8403 250-400W MA/V
250-400W MBF/U
GES
GES
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue


pla-fractor lantern
Intended for secondary road lighting. The optical design is such that light is produced at angles up to about 80 degrees from the vertical. The optical system is a single piece of pressed hard glass. The upper portion is silvered to form a reflector and the lower portion forms a prismatic band refractor which redirects the light reflected from the upper mirror portion in directions up and down the roadway. The silvered dome of hte fitting concentrates some of the light from the lamp on to the ring of prisms and some directly on to the surface of the carriageway. The light falling on the prismatic part is first concentrated and then spread the required amount by a series of shallow, external flues which results in a diffusionof the bright area over the whole width of the prism and the flute band. An open type lantern specially designed for use with 80 and 125-watt OSIRA lamps. The body consists of a single piece refractor of special G.E.C. heat-resisting glass, the reflector portion being silvered, coppered and lead-backed, and is therefore weather resisting. The reflector contour is basned on the design of the well known G.E.C. P.L.A. lantern, whilst the prisms mounted on the bottom band are of identical design to those on the G.E.C. prismatic bowl refractor and produce a 160° non-axial asymmetric light distribution. The prismatic refractor contols in plan the light which is reflected from the silvered portion of the glass, and well as direct light from the lamp, thus providing a very efficient optical system.

The glass body Z 6557 is securely held in a cast-iron top by an internal copper ring. The cast top has "Street Side" marked on it, and a locating lug on the reflector ensures this being replaced in the correct position after cleaning.

The lantern is fitted with a 3-slot B.C. lampholder. This is carried on a reversible nipple, which when screwed home ensures the correct focal position for either the 80 or 125-watt OSIRA lamp.

The lantern can also be used with OSRAM tungsten filament lamps, and it is then necessary to employ an E.S. lampholder. The catalogue number of the lantern when employed with filament lamps is Z 5405.

Z5405 60-200W GLS ES Top Entry No Gear 1937 Catalogue
Z8405 80-125W MB/V 3BC Top Entry No Gear 1937 Programme
1937 Paper
1937 Catalogue




8417
One of the "Clearspace" range. Designed for railway platform lighting. Anodised aluminium reflector rigidly fixed betwen two aluminium alloy end castings. The front is of toughened clear plate glass sealed into an aluminium frame. A shield inside the lantern limits glare from the lamps. The lantern is supplied with a bracket and clamps to fit a 3" dia. pole. Anodised aluminium main reflector. Two anodised aluminium end reflectors give the lantern a very wide beam angle in the horizontal plane
Z8417 2x400W MBF/U
2xGES Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue




Z8420
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. plain side entry. Lantern body consists of a die-cast light alloy canopy and pressed aluminium main body. Lantern canopy carries clamping bolts, porcelain termainal block and lampholder. Heat resisting flat glass held to the main pressing. It has a cut-off distribution. The contour of the main body pressing is carefully designed so that each side of body forms a long curved reflector producing the required cross-over distribution.
Z8420 250-400W MBF/U
GES Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z8422
Z8422 250-400W MBF/U
GES Side Entry Gear 1961 catalogue

Horizal
First demonstrated at the Public Works Congress in 1937 (November 15th-20th) and introduced in 1938 for the horizontal burning of Osira High Pressure Mercury Vapour Lamps. Made from light alloys and totally enclosed. Side mounted with the bracket gripped by drawbolts. Lamp is burned horizontally, the arc being controlled by a series low loss magnetic deflector. Optical system consists of two flat prismatic glass plates, sealed hermetically to outer diffiusing panels with a special plastic cement, thereby preventing dust being deposited in the prisms. The plates are so arranged that all prisms face inwards so there are no surfaces to collect dust or dirt. Therefore a smooth face is always presented for cleaning. Has a controlled cut-off distribution which limits the spacing to 150 feet. The lantern is totally enclosed, non-ventilated and completely weatherproof. The side entry method of suspension was developed by the GEC in early 1938. Cleaning is simple as all surfaces smooth inside and out except for the hinged bottom panel with is shallowly fluted within. The prismatic plates (sandwiches) are built into the lantern sides. The magnetic deflector is mounted above a high reflectivity, bright anodised aluminium reflector. Weights 33lbs. Cited by the GEC as one of the important post-war lanterns.
Z8425 250-400W MA/H
GES Side Entry No Gear 1937 Journal
1938 Advert
1938 Programme
1939 Programme
1939 Paper
1944 Journal
1945 Paper




Z8426
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. plain side entry. Lantern body consists of a die-cast light alloy canopy and pressed aluminium main body. Lantern canopy carries clamping bolts, porcelain termainal block and lampholder. A mounted tapered 'Perspex' dish is held to the main pressing. The dish has clear sides and ends with an opalised area below the lamp. The lantern has a medium angle beam distribution. The contour of the main body pressing is carefully designed so that each side of the body forms a long curved reflector producing the required cross-over distribution.
Z8426 250-400W MBF/U
GES Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue



Z8427
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. plain side entry. Lantern body consists of a die-cast light alloy canopy and pressed aluminium main body. Lantern canopy carries clamping bolts, porcelain termainal block and lampholder. A mounted tapered 'Perspex' dish is held to the main pressing. Has a cut-off distribution. The contour of the main body pressing is carefully designed so that each side of the body forms a long curved reflector producing the required cross-over distribution.
Z8427 250-400W MBF/U
GES Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue

Z8430
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. plain side entry. Light alloy die-cast body housing the reflectors, lampholder, terminal block, wiring, lamp steady, reflector plate and universal magnetic deflector. The refractor bowl is held in a die-cast light alloy ring hinged to the body and secured by a stainless steel toggle catch. The optical system has a medium angle beam distribution and comprises a pressed prismatic glass refractor bowl.
Z8430 250-400W MA/V
GES Side Entry No Gear 1958 advert
1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue

Z8430CM
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. plain side entry. Light alloy die-cast body housing the reflectors, lampholder, terminal block and wiring. The refractor bowl is held in a die-cast light alloy ring hinged to the body and secured by a stainless steel toggle catch. The optical system has a medium angle beam distribution and comprises a pressed prismatic glass refractor bowl.
Z8430CM 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side Entry No Gear 1958 advert
1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue

Double Dish Lantern / Dioptrion / Universal Dioptrion
First introduced in 1945 as the "Double Dish Lantern." Described as a complete break from conventional design and strikes a new note in modern outline, mechanical construction and performance. The optical system comprises two prismatic glass oval dishes, smooth outside to facilitate cleaning, the lower hinged from the upper for access to the lamp. A top cast supporting body provides a side entry fixing, and supports internally a magnetic deflector, lampholder and lamp carrier.
Z8431 250-400W MA/H
GES Top/Side Entry No Gear 1945 programme
1947 Book
1951 Book
1953 Advert
Viatron
Z8432 250-400W MA/H
ES Side Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Totally Enclosed Cut-Off Lantern / Blown Cut-Off
Developed in 1939 and cited by the GEC as an important post-war lantern. The principle of total enclosure has been extended to lanterns which previously have not been available in this form, for example, "Cut-Off" lanterns for horizontally burning electric discharge lamps which have been usually constructed with exposed reflectors mounted in open metal housings. The glassware is blown as a complete globe, the upper part of which is silvered to form the reflecting surface. On the lower portion a suitable diffusing finish is moulded in order to break up striations. A glass of this type has the further feature that the silvered surfaces are permanently fixed relative to one another. No troubles can therefore ensue from inaccurate assembly of the reflectors. The lantern is designed on similar lines to the Difractor namely: it has a main body casting, side entry mounting, and the casting supports the lower globe with a gasket. A magnetic deflector of similar type to that of the Horizal is used.
Z8435 250-400W MA/H
GES Side Entry No Gear 1939 Paper
1944 Journal
1945 Programme
1945 Paper
1953 Advert


Z8438
Z8438 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side Entry Gear 1979 catalogue

Forty Forty
Z8442 4x20W MCF
4x40W MCF
8xBC Post Top Gear 1953 advert
Post-Top Decorative Lantern
Z???? 4x40W MCF
8xBC Post Top Gear 1956 advert
Blackpool
Z???? 8x40W MCF
16xBC Post Top Gear Public Lighting #92
"Fluorescent Lantern"
Side entry with the bracket entirely sealed within the body.
Z???? 2-4x80W MCF
4-8xBC Side Entry Gear Public Lighting #92


Z8451
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap for 3" x 3" spigot. The body consists of an opal 'Perspex' tapered cylinder through which run straps carrying the tube operating gear. A cast iron spigot cap is secured to the straps and a double aluminium spinning fits over the whole assembly to make the lantern totally enclosed. The tapered opal 'Perspex' cylinder provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution
Z8451 4 x 40W MCF/U 8 x BC Post Top Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue

Post-Top Decorative Lantern
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap for 3" x 3" spigot. The body consists of a 'Perspex' tapered cylinder through which run straps carrying the tube operating gear. A cast iron spigot cap is secured to the straps and a double aluminium spinning fits over the whole assembly to make the lantern totally enclosed. The optical system comrpises a tapered 'Perspex' cylinder incorporating two vertically mounted 'Perspex' refractor plates.
Z8452 2 x 40W MCF/U
4 x 40W MCF/U
4 x BC
8 x BC
Post Top Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
Z8453
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap for 3" x 3" spigot. The body consists of a 'Perspex' tapered cylinder through which run straps carrying the tube operating gear. A cast iron spigot cap is secured to the straps and a double aluminium 'mushroom' shaped spinning fits over the whole assembly to make the lantern totally enclosed. The optical system comrpises a tapered 'Perspex' cylinder incorporating two vertically mounted 'Perspex' refractor plates.
Z8453 2 x 40W MCF/U
4 x BC
Post Top Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Post-Top Decorative Lantern
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap for 3" x 3" spigot. The body consists of an opal 'Perspex' tapered cylinder through which run straps carrying the tube operating gear. A cast iron spigot cap is secured to the straps and a double aluminium 'mushroom' shaped spinning fits over the whole assembly to make the lantern totally enclosed. The optical system comrpises a tapered opal 'Perspex' cylinder which provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
Z8454 2 x 40W MCF/U
4 x 40W MCF/U
4 x BC
8 x BC
Post Top Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
Post-Top Decorative Lantern
One of the "Clearspace" range for Group B roads. Post top spigot cap for 2 3/8" x 3" spigot. The body is build round a ¾" B.S.P. centre tube. The tube operating gear is housed within the lantern. The outer and inner base of the lantern is pressed as one piece in brass. The glazing bars and door are extruded brass. The top pressing and spinning are copper. The optical system is two super-purity anodised aluminium reflectors combined with two vertically mounted 'Perspex' refractor plates. The remaining panels are glazed with Morocco glass.
Z8455 2 x 40W MCF/U
4 x 40W MCF/U
4 x BC
8 x BC
Post Top Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
1974 catalogue
Post-Top Decorative Lantern
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. The lantern body is essentially a 'Perspex' cylinder, through which runs a steel barrel screwed at its lower end into a cast iron spigot cap. The lower copper spinning encloses the tube operating gear which is supplied with the lantern. The 'Perspex' cylinder fits over this assembly. The top copper spinning is secured by a spun copper finial. The opal 'Perspex' cylinder provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
Z8480 4x80W MCF
8xBC Post Top Gear 1956 advert
1959 advert
1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1961 advert
Z8490
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The mounting angle and bowl is horizontal. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl. The optical system is a pressed prismatic glass bowl refractor.
Z8490 60-200W GLS
BC
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z8491 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC
3BC
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z8492 60-200W GLS
ES
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z8495
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The mounting angle is horizontal and the bowl is canted up 15°. A hinged ring secured by a toggle catch holds the outer bowl. The optical system is a pressed prismatic glass bowl refractor.
Z8495 60-200W GLS
BC
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z8496 80-125W MB/U
80-125W MBF/U
3BC
3BC
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z8497 60-200W GLS
ES
Side entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
z8500
Exterior lighting fitting for OSIRA (MA/V) lamps. Symmetric distribution. Only recommended for street lighting if the standard clear well glass is replaced with a lightly obscured type giving a distributing distribution. Porcelain enamel steel reflectors, green outside, white inside. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the cast iron top. The terminal box is wired to the G.E.S. porcelain holder with heat-resisting flexibles. A heat-resisting well glass protects the lamp.
Z8500 400W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
Z8510 250W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
z8501
Exterior lighting fitting for OSIRA (MA/V) lamps. Distributing distribution. Only recommended for street lighting if the standard clear well glass is replaced with a lightly obscured type giving a distributing distribution. Porcelain enamel steel reflectors, green outside, white inside. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the cast iron top. The terminal box is wired to the G.E.S. porcelain holder with heat-resisting flexibles. A heat-resisting well glass protects the lamp.
Z8501 400W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
Z8511 250W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
z8502
Exterior lighting fitting for OSIRA (MA/V) lamps. Dispersive distribution. Only recommended for street lighting if the standard clear well glass is replaced with a lightly obscured type giving a distributing distribution. Porcelain enamel steel reflectors, green outside, white inside. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the cast iron top. The terminal box is wired to the G.E.S. porcelain holder with heat-resisting flexibles. A heat-resisting well glass protects the lamp.
Z8502 400W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
Z8512 250W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
z8503
Exterior lighting fitting for OSIRA (MA/V) lamps. Parabolic angle distribution. Only recommended for street lighting if the standard clear well glass is replaced with a lightly obscured type giving a distributing distribution. Porcelain enamel steel reflectors, green outside, white inside. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the cast iron top. The terminal box is wired to the G.E.S. porcelain holder with heat-resisting flexibles. A heat-resisting well glass protects the lamp.
Z8503 400W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
Z8513 250W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
z8504 rochdale
Not recommended for street lighting. Special dispersive lantern designed for use with OSIRA lamsp and combining a dispersive distribution with a cut-off of light above an angle of 75 degrees above the vertical. The lantern consists of heavy gauge copper body with upper and lower reflectors or porcelain enamel steel. A clear heat-resisting glass cylinder with spring suspension fixing protects the lamp against driving rain. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drip or condensation is entirely eliminated by the patent top connecting box. The lantern is wired internally with special heat resisting cables between the connecting box and the G.E.S. porcelain lampholder.
Z8504 400W MA/V
GES
Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue
Z8520
Z8520 250-400W MBF/U
GES
Side entry No Gear 1968 catalogue
Z8521
Z8521 250-700W MBF/U
310-600W SON
GES
GES
Top entry No Gear 1969 catalogue
Z8522
Z8522 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side entry Gear 1969 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z8524
Z8524 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side entry No Gear 1981 catalogue



Z8526HPS
Z8526HPS 310-400W SON ES Side Entry No Gear 1968 catalogue


Z8526
Z8526 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GEC
Side entry No Gear 1968 catalogue
1981 catalogue
Z8527
Z8527 250-700W MBF/U
310-600W SON
GES
GES
Top entry No Gear 1969 catalogue
Z8534
Z8534 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side entry No Gear 1979 catalogue
1981 catalogue
Z8536
Z8536 250-400W MBF/U
250-400W SON
GES
GES
Side entry Gear 1969 catalogue
1979 catalogue
1981 catalogue
Vertical Four Eighty
Z8580 4x80W MCF
8xBC Post Top Gear 1953 advert
Z8591
Z8591 ???
???
Side entry No Gear 1970s catalogue
Z8596 ???
???
Side entry No Gear 1970s catalogue


Z8691
Z8691 80-125W MBF/U
3BC
Side entry No Gear 1970s catalogue



di-fuser lantern
Totally enclosed dust-proof lantern, specially designed for OSIRA lamps. The body is of heavy guage copper with porcelain enamel steel inner and outer reflectors. The diffusing bowl is of high quality low absorption flashed opal white glass. The special shape of the glass is not only decorative, but has been designed to give a good distribution of candle-power for the general lighting of such areas as traffic junctions where a diffused light is required. The possibility of lamp failures due to water-drop or condensation is entirely eliminated by the patent top connecting box.
Z8700 400W MA/V GES Top entry No Gear 1935 catalogue

Z8830
Z8830/35 35W SOX
BC
Side entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z8831/80 80W MBF/U
3BC
Side entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z8831/125 125W MBF/U
3BC
Side entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z8832/50 50W SON
ES
Side entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z8832/70 70W SON
ES
Side entry Gear 1979 catalogue


Z8905
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The body carries the tube operating gear and tube holder supports. The 'Diakon' bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by two stainelss steel toggle catches. The optical system comprises two 'Diakon' refractor plates cemented one to each inner sideof a 'Diakon' bowl.
Z8905 1x30W MCFA/U 2xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z8906 2x30W MCFA/U 4xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z8907 3x30W MCFA/U 6xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
sodium lantern for side streets
This lantern employs either 45 or 60-watt Osira sodium lamps. On each side, sealed prism refractor plates control the light distribution up and down the road and an opal panel, facing across the road, allows light to fall on the opposite pavement. The lampholder and lamp steady are carried on an over reflector which hinges downward to facilitate wiring.
Z9420 45-60W SO/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
Z9430 45-60W SO/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1947 book
1951 book
refractor plate lantern / open refractor plate lantern
Introduced in 1945. The optical system consists of a single piece refractor plate on each side, each having a clear cover glass sealed to the prismatic side of the plate, both surfaces being smooth, thereby facilitating cleaning, and clamped between die-cast aluminium end plates.
Z9425 85-140W SO/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1945 programme
1947 book
1951 book
Enclosed Lantern For Sodium Lamps
Z9450 140W SO/H
BC Side Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z9451 140W SO/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1953 advert
1953 advert
Z9454
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼in. B.S.P. plain side entry or 1¼in. B.S.P. tapped top entry light alloy die-casting carrying the lamp steady, lampholder and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9464/5 lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body. The bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by a stainless steel spring catch. The optical system has a medium angle beam distribution. It comprises two injection moulded 'Diakon' refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl.
Z9454 140W SO/H
140 SOI/H
90W SOX
BC
Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z9455 140W SO/H
140 SOI/H
90W SOX
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z9464 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
90W SOX
BC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z9465 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
90W SOX
BC
Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1979 catalogue
Z9454A
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼in. B.S.P. plain side entry or 1¼in. B.S.P. tapped top entry light alloy die-casting carrying the lamp steady, lampholder and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9464/5 'A' lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body. The bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by a stainless steel spring catch. The lantern is intended for main road lighting in the vicinity of airfields and falls within the specification issued by the Ministry of Transport. The optical system has an aeroscreened distribution. Two injection moulded 'Diakon' refractor plates are cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl. Screening from the air is achieved by a moulded 'Perspex' box containing louvres cemented to each side of the bowl over the refractor plates.
Z9454A 140W SO/H
140 SOI/H
BC
Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9455A 140W SO/H
140 SOI/H
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9464A 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9465A 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9454C
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼in. B.S.P. plain side entry or 1¼in. B.S.P. tapped top entry light alloy die-casting carrying the lamp steady, lampholder and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9464/5 'C' lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body. The bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by a stainless steel spring catch. The optical system is a cut-off distribution. Two anodised aluminium mirrors fixed one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z9454C 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
BC
Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z9455C 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
BC
Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z9464C 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
BC
Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue
Z9465C 140W SO/H
140W SOI/H
BC
BC
Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1964 catalogue


Z9456
Z9456 45-60W SO/H
BC Top Entry Gear 1952 advert
1953 advert
Z9480
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry or ¾" B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast light alloy body. The Z9490/1 lanterns carry the lamp operating gear within the body. The bowl is hinged to the body and secured by stainless steel spring catch. The optical system comprises two 'Diakon' injection moulded refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl.
Z9480 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z9481 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z9490 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z9491 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z9480A
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry or ¾" B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast light alloy body. The Z9490/1 'A' lanterns carry the lamp operating gear within the body. The bowl is hinged to the body and secured by stainless steel spring catch. The lantern is intended for side road lighting in the vicinity of airfields. It has an aeroscreen distribution. Two 'Diakon' injection moulded refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl. Screening from the air is achieved by a moulded 'Perspex' box containing louvres being cemented on each side of the bowl over the refractor plates.
Z9480A 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z9481A 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z9490A 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue
Z9491A 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1961 catalogue


Z9480C
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry or ¾" B.S.P. tapped top entry die-cast light alloy body. The Z9490/1 lanterns carry the lamp operating gear within the body. The bowl is hinged to the body and secured by stainless steel spring catch. It has a cut-off distribution. It comprises two-anodised aluminium refractors fixed one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z9480C 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9481C 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9490C 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9491C 45W-60W SO/H
45W-60W SOI/H
BC Top Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
Z9494
One of the "Clearside" range for Group B roads. 1" B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The 'Perspex' enclosing bowl is hinged to the body with a removable stainless steel hinge pin. The bowl is secured by a stainless steel latch. The optical system comprises two 'Perspex' refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z9484 ???
??? ??? ??? 1970s catalogue
Z9486 ???
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Z9494 60W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Starting relay 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
1970s catalogue
Z9495 60W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue

Z9496
Z9496 60W SLI/H
2xBC Top Entry Starting relay 1957 catalogue
Z9497 60W SLI/H
2xBC Top Entry No Gear 1957 catalogue

Z9504
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The inner surface of the body is white enamelled and carries the lampholders, thermal relay and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9506 lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body on a removable gear tray. The 'Diakon' bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by two stainless steel toggle catches. The optical system has a medium angle beam distribution and comprises two injection moulded Diakon refractor plates cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl.
Z9504 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Starting relay 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
Z9506 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
Z9504A
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The inner surface of the body is white enamelled and carries the lampholders, thermal relay and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9506 'A' lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body on a removable gear tray. The 'Diakon' bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by two stainless steel toggle catches. The lantern is intended for main road lighting in the vicinity of airfields and falls within the specification issued by the Ministry of Transport. Has an aeroscreened distribution. Two injection moulded 'Diakon' refractor plates are cemented one to each inner side of a 'Diakon' bowl. Screening from the air achieved by a moulded 'Perspex' box containing louvres cemented to each side of the bowl over the refractor plates.
Z9504A 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Starting relay 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
Z9506A 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
Z9504C
One of the "Clearmain" range for Group A roads. 1¼ in. B.S.P. plain side entry die-cast light alloy body. The inner surface of the body is white enamelled and carries the lampholders, thermal relay and porcelain terminal block. The Z 9506 'C' lantern carries the lamp operating gear in the lantern body on a removable gear tray. The 'Perspex' bowl is hinged to the lantern body and secured by two stainless steel toggle catches. Has a cut-off distribution. Two anodised aluminium mirrors fixed on to each inner side of a 'Perspex' bowl.
Z9504C 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Starting relay 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue
Z9506C 200W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry Gear 1960s catalogue
1965 catalogue


Z9517
Z9517 175W SLI/H
2xBC Side Entry No gear 1964 catalogue

Z9530
Z9530 35W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9531 35W SOX
BC Top Entry No Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9532 35W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9533 35W SOX
BC Top Entry Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9536
Z9536 35-55W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9537 35-55W SOX
BC Top Entry No Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9538 35-55W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1970s catalogue
Z9539 35-55W SOX
BC Top Entry Gear 1970s catalogue


Z9543
Z9543 90W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z9553 135W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1979 catalogue
Z9563 180W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1979 catalogue



Z9545
Z9545 90W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1979 catalogue
Z9555 135W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1979 catalogue
Z9565 180W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1979 catalogue



Z9554
Z9554 135W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1960s catalogue



Z9554M
Z9554M 135W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1979 catalogue
1981 catalogue



Z9564
Z9554M 180W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1979 catalogue
1981 catalogue

Open Lantern For Sodium Lamps
Z9720 45W SO/H
BC Side Entry No Gear Public Lighting #74
1953 advert
Motorway Lantern
Z9752S 135W SOX
BC Side Entry Gear 1981 catalogue
Z9754 180W SOX
BC Side Entry No Gear 1981 catalogue

ZD574
One of the "Clearspace" range. The lantern is circular, about 4' 6" diam, and built around a central tube. Top of tube carries a casting supporting top aluminium spinning. Enclosing bowl made in Opal 'Perspex'. Bowl lowers supported on flexible cables and counterweight. Also available 3' 9" diam. without counterweight (Cat. No. ZD 10517). The opal 'Perspex' bowl provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
ZD574 3 x 250-400W MBF/U 3 x GES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue

ZD10517 3 x 250-400W MBF/U 3 x GES Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue

ZD815
ZD815 3 x 60-100W GLS
3 x 80W MBF/U
1 x 125W MBF/U
3 x BC
3 x 3BC
1 x 3BC
Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1974 catalogue


ZD855
One of the "Clearspace" range. Lantern body consists of two die-cast light alloy end pieces built on to an aluminium alloy extrusion. Fixings are provided with conduit or trunking suspension. All operating auxiliaries are mounted within the body. The 'Perspex' bowl is held to the lantern body by stainless steel toggled clips. Chains support the bowl when it has been lowered. An alternative version of the lantern is available for 4 ft. tubes. The optical system is a 'Perspex' enclosing bowl. The design incorporates a system of louvres giving a cut-off in the horizontal plane.
ZD855 1x80W MCFA/U
2x80W MCFA/U
Bi-pinx2
Bi-pinx4
Conduit or
Trunking
Gear 1960s catalogue



ZD1011
One of the "Clearspace" range. The lantern is intended for recessed wall mounting. The recessed portion of the lantern body consists of an extruded aluminium framework covered with aluminium sheet. The cast aluminium front cover carried the louvres and is glazed with clear 'Perspex'. The operating gear is housed within the body on a removable tray. Anodised aluminium reflector incorporating radial adjustment. Vertical louvres give a 27° cut-off in the horizontal plane.
ZD1011 1x80W MCFA/U Bi-pinx2 Various Gear 1960s catalogue



ZD1071
One of the "Clearspace" range. The lantern body consists of an extruded aluminium framework covered with aluminium sheet. All operating gear is housed in the lantern body. The hinged door is glazed with broad reeded glass and secured by stainless steel toggle catches. The lantern body has two strengthened mounting points to receive various types of mounting bracket. The optical system is an anodised aluminium reflector.
ZD1071 1x80W MCFA/U
2x80W MCFA/U
Bi-pinx2
Bi-pinx4
Various Gear 1960s catalogue

ZD1171A
ZD1171A 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top/Top Entry No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD1172A
ZD1172A 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top/Top Entry No Gear 1974 catalogue


ZD3230
ZD3230 135W SOX
BC Catenary Gear 1981 catalogue



ZD4565
ZD4565 180W SOX
BC Catenary No Gear 1979 catalogue




ZD6526
ZD6526 80-125W MBF/U
70W SON
3BC
ES
Post Top Gear 1979 catalogue
ZD6528 35W SOX BC Post Top Gear 1979 catalogue


ZD10547
One of the "Clearside" range for Group A roads. The lantern is octagonal, about 3' 9" across the flats. Built around a central tube which carries an octagonal casting supporting the top spinning. Enclosing octagonal bowl made in Opal 'Perspex'. The opal 'Perspex' octagonal bowl provides a diffusive symmetric light distribution.
ZD10547 3x250-400W MBF/U
3x310-400W SON
3 x ES
3 x ES
Post Top No Gear 1960s catalogue
1974 catalogue
ZD10598
ZD10598 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
35-55W SOX
BC
3BC
BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10606
ZD10606 250-400W MBF/U
90W SOX
310-400W SON
ES
BC
ES
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10807
ZD10807 100-200W GLS
80-250W MBF/U
35-55W SOX
250W SON
BC
3BC
BC
ES
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10839
ZD10839 3 x 250-400W MBF/U
3 x 310-400W SON
3 x ES
3 x ES
Post Top No Gear 1960 advert
1974 catalogue
ZD10841
ZD10841 250-400W MBF/U
310-400W SON
ES
ES
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10864
ZD10864 80-125W MBF/U
35W SOX
3BC
BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10877
ZD10877 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue
ZD10890 100-200W GLS
80-125W MBF/U
BC
3BC
Post Top No Gear 1974 catalogue