166. The French Horn Public House, Codnor Situated in the car park of this restaurant stand two tubular steel columns fitted with GEC Z5643 lanterns. The Z5643's design dates from the 1950s, and given the architectural design of the building, so too may these. Archival photographs taken in around 1978 demonstrate that the installations existed then, so they were at least 37 years old at the time of photographing. I am unsure as to the lamps that these lanterns nowadays run (assuming that they are still in nightly operation), although given that they are in excellent condition for their age, they perhaps run traditional tungsten filament lamps; discharge lamps tend to add to the 'worn' appearance of lanterns.

These lanterns are easily identified by their wide and deep canopies, cast spigot and plastic base to the bowl.

     

The second lantern also looks very presentable.

 
 

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