166a. Field Street, Codnor Standing within the compound for a small electrical substation is a 1960s' Stanton & Staveley 10F concrete column supporting an ELECO lantern resembling a cross between their 'Letchworth' and 'Ware' products. The column is likely to date from the substation's commissioning, although the surrounding road lighting columns are the more substantial '7' type. A possible explanation for this is that the ELECO lantern runs a simple tungsten filament (GLS) lamp, requiring no external control gear to operate it, whereas the extra space in the Stanton 7s may have been a requirement, in order to accommodate the bulky control gear and time switch control of the street's original discharge street lighting. The substation column will have been switched manually, on the rare occasions that engineers were required to visit it after nightfall...not that it would have served much use in the event of a power failure!

A short outreach bracket is fitted to the column, in order to support the top-entry lantern.

 

The concrete is spalling very badly at the column /  bracket joint, revealing the rusted internal pipe.

 

The lantern's Perspex bowl has clouded with age, although an intact GLS lamp and refractor ring remain visible within. The aluminium canopy features the embossed art deco vertical patterning of the Letchworth lantern, but the stainless steel toggle clips of the Ware.

 
 

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