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Stanton Ironworks Company Limited

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Made by the centrifugal process, the firm's columns are available in a variety of styles, colours and finishes. As columns have been made for the past five years, then the firm commenced manufacturing of concrete columns in 1933. Their 1938 exhibit included two columns for Group A and Group B lighting. The firm have also completed their new plant - the most modern in the country - which enables them to supply large quantities of columns with the utmost dispatch. A new and patented method of erecting 25-foot standards with brackets ensures that the bracket arm can be securely fixed in any required position. A special bracket for use with raising or lowering gear, can also be supplied for standards of 25 feet. - APLE Conference Programme 1938

Installation in Coalville in 1939

The success of centrifugal spinning methods in manufacturing concrete pipes let Stanton experiment somes years ago with a similar process making reinforced-concrete lamp columns. They have now had six years experience in manufacturing concrete lamp columns and the method of manufacturing a concrete column using moulds, reinforcement steel rods, vibration and spinning is described. Such is the strength of their reinforced columns that independent tests have shown a comprehensive strength of more than 10,000 lbs. per square inch. - APLE Conference Programme 1939

The firm's lighting standards combine utility and economy with a pleasing appearance particularly when used on modern roads or housing estates. A unique finish is the Granolithic finish produced by grinding the surface after moulding to resemble natural stone. The pleasing shade of grey that results is achieved without the use of any form of colouring matter. The spinning mould method by which the Standards are produced results in concrete free from porosity and gives freedom from maintenance costs. Standards are available in a wide range of designs suitable for all the usual forms of gas and electric lighting. - APLE Conference Programme 1945

Corner of Stanton stockyard in 1945

Stanton columns in Leicester 1945-46

Stanton Spun Concrete Lighting Standards are made in various designs to suit every locality. Economical in use, they require no painting or maintenance, because the smooth granolithic finish, obtained by grinding after moulding, is permanent amd impervious to atmospheric conditions. Manufactured by the centrifugal spinning method they possess great strength and density, the steel reinforcement giving added strength to resist impact shocks. Made to British Standards throughout, they are available in several colours to suit requirements. Permanency of colouration is assured by introducing the coloured cement into the mould during the spinning process, thus ensuring complete penetration of the standard by the colour. - APLE Conference Programme 1946

Columns are available in a wide range of designs to suit any locality and harmony with existing surroundings. Manufactured by the centrifugal spinning process and conforming to British Standard 1308:1946 they possess great strength and density. A fabricated reinforcement frame gives added strength to resist impact shocks. The columns are ground mechanically after spinning to a smooth granolithic finish which is permanent and impervious to atmospheric conditions. Columns are now supplied with concrete doors which give access to spacious accommodation for all forms of lighting controls and winches where necessary. Over 400 Municipal undertakings have installed Stanton Columns. Most have sent in repeat orders. - APLE Conference Programme 1947

Stanton 6B column with BLEECO Streamline sodium lantern as displayed at the Princes Park, Southport, during the APLE Conference. - Public Lighting #47, 1947

Stanton display at Princes Park, Southport, during the APLE Conference. From left to right: Type 1B, Type 7A (with Metropolitan Vickers lantern), Type 7B (with GEC Z9420 sodium lantern - as installed in Salisbury) and Type 6B (with BLEECO Streamline sodium lantern).- Public Lighting #47, 1947

The columns have been in use for many years in considerable quantities all over the country, and the permanence of the smooth ground finish is an irrefutable fact which has been established in practice. The centrifugal spinning process perfected by the Stanton Company produces a very hard, dense concrete, which reduces absorption to a negligible minimum, thus preventing extensive discolouration and surface cracking. High tensile steel reinforcements, welded to form a single unit, give added and sufficient strength to resist impact shocks. Concrete or galvanised steel doors give access to spacious accommodation for all forms of lighting equipment. Are showing the 6B, 6K (fluorescent), 7A, 7B, 1B, 3 and 7 are being displayed. - APLE Conference Programme 1948

APLE Conference Programme Bournemouth 1938
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945
APLE Conference Programme London 1946
APLE Conference Programme Southport 1947
APLE Conference Programme Eastbourne 1948

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