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william edgar & son full range | gas lanterns


eclipse
Symmetrically designed lamp with casting of heavy guage polished copper and reflector of 20 SWG enamelled steel (later iron). Includes two rings with hinge and catch to hold the globe. Fitted with a cast brass Superheater burner box. The base of the lamp could hold a clockwork controller if a lever-cock isn't used. Made in two sizes - small (4-6 mantles) or large (7-10 mantles). Can be arranged as an upright fixing or a suspension lamp. Available in a very wide range to suit all reasonable requirements.

Eclipse ??? candle power
2-6 burners Top Entry 1932 catalogue
1944 Journal
1945 Advert
1945 Programme
1946 Programme
1947 book
1951 book
Eclipse ??? candle power
7-10 burners Top Entry 1932 catalogue
1944 Journal
1945 Advert
1945 Programme
1946 Programme
1947 book
1951 book


ionic
Designed to meet the demand for a lantern for positions when something rather better than the ordinary square lantern is called for. Suitable for lighting principal streets, square, sea-front promenandes, etc. Circular lantern made of stoud hardened copper with stamped copper ornamental fret. Either upright or inverted burners may be used, and the lantern can be arranged for any system of lighting, bye-pass, torch or controller. Reflectors can be supplied in porcelain, enamelled steel, chromium plated steel or stainless steel.
Ionic ??? candle power
??? burners Post Top 1932 catalogue


caxton "p"
A square or circular lantern made with stout hardened copper throughout. Painted in three coats (any colour) and glazed 21oz. best English glass. Fitted with special stainless steel or chromium plated steel reflectors. The top is hinged to furnish easy and speedy access to the burner whilst there is also a cleaning door hinged to one side. Fitted with an inverted superheated burner which can take No. 1 or No. 2 mantles as desired. The burner has single gas and air regulators which are operated from the outside of the lantern.
Caxton ??? candle power
??? burners Post Top 1932 catalogue
1945 Programme
1946 Programme


rivercourt
Design developed "just prior to the war" although adverts featuring it appear in 1936. The base is arranged to house a clock controller. The whole of the lamp is manufactured from stout gauge copper, with the exception of the burner, which is of brass throughout. The super-heater box of the burner carries five or six long "Bijou" mantles, having a gas consumption of 2 cubic foot per hour each. Fine gas and air regulators are provided, which when correctly adjusted, can be securely locked, obviating any displacement by vibration. The lamp is fitted with a Distant Control apparatus. The supporting arm is made from steam barrel, with a soft grey iron casting at its lower end to house a clock controller. At the top of arm a stout clip and safety chains are fitted to the lamp. By 1939, the design was being described as "of unusual but pleasing design and can be arranged for upright or suspension fixing." The lantern is constructed of solid copper throughout while all other metal parts are brass with the exception of the reflector is of enamelled steel. Provision is made for the incorporation of a Holophane dish refractor if required. (If fitted, it uses a Holophane directional 160° refractor.) Lantern suited for high grade side road lighting but can be used for shop and parade lighting. Exhibited for the first time in 1945.
Rivercourt ??? candle power
4,5,6 burners Top Entry/Post Top 1936 Advert
1939 Advert
1939 Programme
1944 Journal
1945 Advert
1945 Programme
1946 Programme
1947 book
1951 book