187. Bye Pass Road, Tarvin, Chester Thanks to fellow collector Arlen Moulton for informing me of this Survivor. Situated on a patch of land occupied formerly by a filling station is a short steel pole supporting an integral gear Thorn Alpha 3 lantern. The lantern is unlikely to have worked since the filling station site, and the adjoining Copper Kettle Public House, was redeveloped in the mid-2000s, and quite how it managed to survive the redevelopment is a mystery.

 

The lantern's (normally unpainted) aluminium canopy appears to have had a coat of paint applied at some point during the lantern's life.

 

A 250 W SON-E or MBF lamp remains within the lantern, waiting for the day when it will be operational once again.

 
 

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