A small cul-de-sac in Ermington is home to 4 columns. As 3 are concrete, they are scheduled to be replaced during summer 2007. I decided to photograph all 4 columns to record their existance as they will soon be just history.
As planned, all 4 columns were replaced in late 2007. 5m Mallatite steel columns and Urbis ZXU1 lanterns are now in place.
Firstly is a 5m hockey stick column sporting a Davis Starline lantern. The SELC cell on this lantern controls the other columns too, but this will be removed and all columns made individually controlled.
A GEC Z8896 lantern running an 80W Mercury lamp. The column is a 5m Stanton & Staveley Concrete.
Further along the road is this GEC Z8596 lantern, also running an 80W Mercury lamp. The column is a 6m CU Concrete. The bowl is a yellowed polycarbonate version.
Finally another 6m CU concrete column but this one has been fitted with a Davis GR70 SON lantern. This probably dates from around 1993.
A GEC Z5580 lantern, fitted with a polycarbonate outer globe. The lamp is an 80W MBF and control is from a SELC 841 cell mounted on the wood pole.
Another pole in the lane holds a GEC Z5580BP lantern, fitted with a diakon outer refractor globe. The lamp is an 80W MBF and control is from a RTE Q7 cell mounted on the wood pole.
A GEC Unknown lantern running an 80W Mercury lamp. Switching is by a SELC 841 cell on the pole.
A GEC Z8896 lantern, running an 80W Mercury lamp and switched by a SELC 841 cell mounted on the pole. Note the Church Spire!!!
Another GEC Z8896 lantern, running an 80W Mercury lamp and switched by a SELC 841 cell mounted on the wood pole. This cell also switches some other lanterns in the road. There are a number of these Z8896s along the road.
Also to be found a GEC Brookvale lantern. At first glance, I was confused by this lantern, but the reason turned out to be that the original refractor globe has been replaced by a plain straight-sided type. The lamp is an 80W MBF, and switching is by a group control.
In amongst the trees, a GEC Z5580 lantern fitted with a polycarbonate teardrop outer globe. The lamp is an 80W Mercury. The globe is clearly well used.
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