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columns

Columns were available in elliptical, hexagonal and circular cross-sections. By 1947, only the hexagonal and circular versions were being exhibited. - Public Lighting #47

The standard outreaches of the tapering bracket arms were 3 ft., 4 ft. 6 ins. and 6 ft. for 25. mounting heights. - Public Lighting #47

Tubular arms braced by rods are recommended for outreaches above 6 ft. - Public Lighting #47

Steel Shuttering was available during installation to cast concrete plinths to the base of elliptical, hexagonal and circular standards. - APLE Conference Programme 1947


The columns were equipped with inspection doors and an adjustable slotted steel instrument panel suitable for the accommodation of gaseous discharge lighting auxiliaries and control apparatus is fitted inside the the base section. - Public Lighting #47


Adastra Sectional Steel Standard (Single Arm) (Elliptical) (1936)
Sectional Steel
25'

Overall length given as 29'8". The bracket arm is of the "Vesta" type and has an outreach of 4'6". Elliptical cross section. Hot galvanised inside and out, and stove-enamelled in alternative colours of cream and light Brunswick green.

Advertisment: The Parkinson Maxill Gas Lamp (1936)
Advertisement: Modern Lighting For Arterial Roads (1936)
Advertisement: The Adastra Standard (1938)

Adastra Sectional Steel Standard (Single Arm) (Elliptical) (1938)
Sectional Steel
25'

Overall length given as 29'8". Elliptical cross section. Hot galvanised inside and out.

Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1939)

Adastra Sectional Steel Standard (Double Arm) (Elliptical) (1938)
Sectional Steel
25'

Overall length given as 29'8". Elliptical cross section. Hot galvanised inside and out.

Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1939)
Advertisement: Adastra The Modern Standard (1939)
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1939)
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1942)
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1943)
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1943)

Adastra Circular Lighting Standard (Circular) (Late 1930s)
Sectional Steel
15'

Poles Limited Adastra (1945)
Poles Limited Adastra (1946)
Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)

Adastra Circular Lighting Standard (Swan Neck) (Circular) (1947)
Sectional Steel
15'

Includes a larger base compartment.

Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)

Adastra Circular Lighting Standard (Circular) (Late 1930s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Poles Limited Adastra (1945)
Adastra Circular Columns (1947)
Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)
Adastra Circular Column (1948)
Advertisement: Adastra Standards (1948)

Adastra Hexagonal Lighting Standard (Hexagonal) (1945)
Sectional Steel
15'

Design inspired by APLE meeting in London 1943, where H. C. Bradshaw and Dr. English gave papers on design; and by the Royal Fine Arts Commission approving more asture, functional designs. "The pursuit of these very desirable ideals has culminated in the achievement of the "Adastra Hexagonal" standardwhich fulfils all requirements both artistic and pratical. These are now obtainable from Poles, Ltd. Arrangements have been made for large scale production. It is a gracefully tapering pole of hexagonal section, with finial and arms perfectly proportioned and flowing into the whole delightful picture it presents."

Public Lighting #38, 1945
Poles Limited Adastra (1945)
Adastra Hexagonal Columns (1947)

Adastra Hexagonal Lighting Standard (Hexagonal) (1945)
Sectional Steel
15'

Design inspired by APLE meeting in London 1943, where H. C. Bradshaw and Dr. English gave papers on design; and by the Royal Fine Arts Commission approving more asture, functional designs. "The pursuit of these very desirable ideals has culminated in the achievement of the "Adastra Hexagonal" standardwhich fulfils all requirements both artistic and pratical. These are now obtainable from Poles, Ltd. Arrangements have been made for large scale production. It is a gracefully tapering pole of hexagonal section, with finial and arms perfectly proportioned and flowing into the whole delightful picture it presents."

Includes a larger base compartment.

Public Lighting #38, 1945
Adastra Hexagonal Galvanised Steel Lighting Standards (1945)
Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)

Adastra Hexagonal Lighting Standard (Swan Neck) (Hexagonal) (1947)
Sectional Steel
15'

As above but fitted with a swan-neck bracket.

Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)
Adastra Hexagonal Column (1948)
Advertisement: Adastra Standards (1948)

Adastra Hexagonal Lighting Standard (Single Arm) (Hexagonal) (1945)
Sectional Steel
25'

Design inspired by APLE meeting in London 1943, where H. C. Bradshaw and Dr. English gave papers on design; and by the Royal Fine Arts Commission approving more asture, functional designs. "The pursuit of these very desirable ideals has culminated in the achievement of the "Adastra Hexagonal" standardwhich fulfils all requirements both artistic and pratical. These are now obtainable from Poles, Ltd. Arrangements have been made for large scale production. It is a gracefully tapering pole of hexagonal section, with finial and arms perfectly proportioned and flowing into the whole delightful picture it presents."

Public Lighting #38, 1945
Poles Limited Adastra (1945)
Adastra Hexagonal Galvanised Steel Lighting Standards (1945)
Adastra Hexagonal Galvanised Steel Lighting Standards (1945)
Poles Limited Adastra (1946)
Adastra Hexagonal Columns (1947)
Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)
Adastra Hexagonal Column (1948)
Conference Programme 1948

Adastra Hexagonal Lighting Standard (Double Arm) (Hexagonal) (1947)
Sectional Steel
25'

Conference Programme 1947
Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards At Southport (1947)

Adastra Hexagonal Column (1940s-1950s)
Sectional Steel
15'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)

Adastra Circular Column (1950s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Advertisement: Adastra Lighting Standards (1952)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1955)

Adastra Hexagonal Column (1950s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)

Adastra Universal Circular Column (1950s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)

Adastra Beta Circular Column (1953)
Sectional Steel
15'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1953)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1955)
Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1956)

Adastra 25' Class A Lighting Column With Vesta Arm (1950s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1956)

Adastra 25' Class A Lighting Column For Vertical Fluorescent Lantern (1950s)
Sectional Steel
25'

Advertisement: Adastra Poles (1956)

Adastra Hexagonal Column (1956)
Steel
15'

Public Lighting #92

Adastra Concord Column (1958)
Steel
15'

Public Lighting #102

Iris Hexagonal Column (1959)
Steel
25'

Advertisement: Secure Your Lighting (1959)
Advertisement: Street Lighting Columns as used by Manchester (1960)

M.H. Concord Column (1960)
Steel
16'

Public Lighting #108