Some more additions to the collection:
Holophane Open Refractor,
GEC Z9554 and an
ESLA Bi-Multi Two-Way AL 165.
And they keep coming: here's number
And the second example of a dreadful streetlight can now be found
I've not updated the site recently for a couple of reasons (chief being having to work on
my other sites, and getting bogged down by a huge AEI catalogue), but there is light at the end of the
tunnel and normal service will be restored soon.
In the meantime, this image makes me laugh.
I've also started a gallery of dreadful streetlights from the past, which I'll be posting to the mailing list to
gather some comments. The first example can be found here.
Added two new adverts from
The Special Conference Issue of 1953:
Some lanterns from a
1938 Holophane publication have been added.
My ESLA Bi-Multi Group AL One Way has now been photographed.
More, more, more:
GEC Z8254 (Deep Bowl),
GEC Z8254 (Shallow Bowl),
REVO C13723 and
Thorn Beta 4.
Night shots of the BLEECO Hastings have
And still they come:
ESLA Bi-Multi Group AL 160 105 95,
Holophane ??? and
Urbis ZX 1.
A BLEECO Hastings on a
Lucy Medium Bracket has been fully restored.
And ESLA Bi-Multi Group AL 155 and
GEC Z5590 NP.
AC Ford 888,
BTH Rural Enclosed,
REVO Goldcrest and
Thorn Alpha 9.
Corrections to the collection (the names and catalogue numbers are now correct):
AC Ford 424,
ELECO HW922 Silver-Ray,
GEC Z5643 and
Lanterns newly photographed include a:
ESLA Bi-Multi Group A 2-Way 175 Formed Glass,
REVO Hyperion A,
REVO Horizon Major,
Thorn Alpha 5,
Thorn Alpha 6,
Thorn Beta 5 (new style) and
Thorn Beta 5 (old style).
ELECO HW 505,
ELECO HW 922 (different bowl),
ESLA Bi-Multi Group A 2-Way 165 (with separate end-pieces),
GEC Z55xx Small Wembley,
Philips MA 5 (ELECO GR 150),
Philips MA 5C (ELECO GR 151),
Philips MA 50,
Philips MA 90,
Philips SXK55 (MI 80),
Thorn Alpha 3,
Thorn Alpha 4 and
Thorn Alpha 6 with gear.
And complete pictures of my
hooked BLEECO 677 Worthing and
BLEECO Brighton bracket.
The contents of a general AEI catalouge have been uploaded.
The Phosco leaflets from the 1960s are further documented with the addition
of Leaflet 6: Pendant Lanterns.
REVO's been discussed on the list recently, and I've jumped forward to add an early 1960s
advert to the site (two pages) which
details their popular (and classic) lanterns.
More, more, more. We have a:
ESLA Bi-Multi Group A 2-Way 165,
ELECO Golden Ray Mk VIII,
REVO C9922 and a
And yet more! We have a:
Thorn Beta 2,
Thorn Beta 5,
ESLA Bi-Multi Group-AL 2-Way 180,
REVO Lucidor A and a
REVO Lucidor B.
More lanterns have been photographed from my collection:
REVO C14408/T Bell-Top and
Five lanterns have been photographed for the collection: REVO Eastbourne,
GEC Z5580 BP,
GEC Z5580 DB and
GEC Z5590 NP.
The Glossary and
Timeline have been updated.
By starting the next issue of Public Lighting Issue 77, I've managed to add quite a few 1950s
GEC lanterns to the website, as their two adverts featured pictures of all the popular models.
My collection is being moved around at the moment, so it seemed a good idea to start photographing and cataloguing it properly. Ten
unrestored lanterns have been added to the full inventory.
One of the earliest catalogues in circulation, a 1914 GEC catalogue has been
added to the site. I have a vast amount of GEC material, and the only way to sort it all out properly and
methodically is to start at the very beginning.
Jumping to the mid-part of the century, more of the 1960s Phosco catalogue
is now on-line.
All the street lighting adverts from the September 1953 issue of Public Lighting
have now been uploaded, along with an article about the first installation of cold-cathode vertical fluorescent lanterns
Liverpool Leads The Way.
And a GEC Z5560 has been added to the collection.
A new (well old) advert from has been added to the website and
two new (well very old) GEC directional lanterns have been added to the collection: the
Z5204 which were GEC's version of an
The design and installation of the prototype City Of London lantern
by Siemens has been uploaded.
More adverts have been uploaded for the September 1953 issue of
All the ESLAs from 'the horde' (a collection of brackets found in a barn due for
demolition) have been uploaded and can be found here:
4. The two 2-ways will be installed on matching wall brackets,
whilst the 3-ways will be kept on their restored brackets.
Adverts are being uploaded from Public Lighting No. 76, Vol 18. New
adverts include those from Automatic Light Controlling Company and
Fixed some broken links, and then uploaded some 1930s REVO
literature and the start of their
street lighting fittings.
I've finished the latest set of BLEECO leaflets with all sorts
of weird and wonderful tungsten, mercury and sodium lanterns.
Another account of Wardle's history has been uploaded.
The state of street lighting just before the war ended is expanded upon in
this article from Public Lighting. It also covers the salient points
of the 1935/7 MOT standards.
And my all time favourite installation is covered: Welcome to REVO City.
Lots of refractor lanterns this time. The Phosco P100 and P101
have been documented along with the BLEECO Brighton Junior
and the decorative BLEECO Dome lantern.
A REVO Lodestar has been
added to the collection.
I've gone slightly mad and added all the advertisements from the
June 1953 of
Public Lighting. And, like the last update,
two new manufacturers are introduced:
Concrete Utilities (the extremely popular concrete column and bracket manufacturer) and
Tarslag (who are hardly worth covering really).
This left me clear to start on
September 1953 and start adding the
Wardle range to the website.