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Stanton

Stanton Ironworks Company Limited
Nottingham
England


1950s logo

Mid 1950s logo



Corner of Stanton stockyard in 1945


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


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


References:
APLE Conference Programme Bournemouth 1938
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945


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