180b. Alltami Road, Alltami, Mold Located a short distance from the A494 is an ELECO HW-747 lantern attached to a pole bracket. Originally designed for 60 Watt SO/H and SOI/H lamps, the lantern will run a 35 Watt SOX lamp these days, although it may no longer be in operation, as a much newer Philips 'Iridium' SGS 253 lantern is installed opposite, on a standalone 10 m sheet steel column. Indeed, historical Google Street View imagery shows that more HW-747s existed along this road in the past, but all of these have been replaced with LED lanterns with new pole brackets, suggesting that this installation may be forgotten and abandoned.
The lantern's Perspex bowl has become translucent over time; it would have been transparent originally.
A miniature photocell is fitted to front of the lantern canopy, providing automatic switching of the lantern. This is not original - the supply to the lantern would have been switched remotely, as installed, by way of a dedicated 'fifth-core' connection to the overhead electricity conductors.
The new column provides a strong contrast against its elderly equivalent.
As my own HW-747 was when received, this example is fitted to an AC Ford pole bracket.
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