155b. The Jug & Glass Inn, Queen's Walk, Nether Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Attached to the pub building by way of a small side-entry wall bracket is an early Atlas / Thorn Beta 5 / AEI Amber Minor lantern. The indicators of this lantern's age are its deep polycarbonate refractor bowl, and the hinged aluminium support ring that the bowl fits into. The lantern is unlikely to remain in operation these days, as a floodlight is installed further above it, at the top of one of the building's apexes, though a supply cable remains connected, so it may be capable of operating, even if it isn't. While newer Beta 5s were designed to run 35 Watt SOX lamps as standard, older types would have run the original 60 Watt SOX lamps when new; the type that evolved into the 35 Watt lamp as advances in technology improved the overall power consumption.
Ignore the "Great Pretender" Urbis Abbey 'heritage' post-top lantern to the left of the building; the true 'heritage' fitting here is in the centre of the picture!
The Beta 5's aluminium canopy, bowl support ring and stainless steel securing toggle are painted black, matching the wall bracket.
The lantern is positioned at a relatively low mounting height.
Owing to the bowl having become translucent with age, the lamp is difficult to see within the lantern, though the gear tray is just visible at the top.
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