A private carpark is home to 4 of these rare Atlas Alpha 3 lanterns. They would be later examples as early Atlas models had the bowl/canopy all in one piece. The lamps are 250w MBF/U which is a really nice sight now that all Alpha 3s on roads are SON lamps these days.
The columns are 10m Steels and they have seen better days- as have a pair of lanterns. The double armed column has both lanterns' bowls missing and one has its gear cover hanging open.
During June 2006, sadly the double-bracketed column disappeared- presumably it was hit by a vehicle of some sort. Its place was now marked by a pair of traffic cones.
The single Alpha 3 on a column is still in place, and in excellent condition. Its clear bowl with 4 clips (rather than 2 on later Thorn examples) is also still securely in place.
The final Alpha 3, mounted on a wall bracket, appears to have a refractor bowl, so could be a later addition of Thorn lineage.
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