190. Off Overleigh Road, Chester Thanks to fellow collector Arlen Moulton for informing me of this Survivor. Situated within a compound housing the imposing Handbridge Water Tower is a Revo Moseley cast iron column supporting a swan neck bracket and 'Lodestar' lantern; again, a Revo product. The installation is in a rather derelict state, with the spun vitreous enamel reflector having long since disappeared, and the smashed remains of a tungsten filament lamp being fitted in the lampholder. Given that the Water Tower dates from 1935, the installation is likely to date from around then too.

 

This appeared to be the only installation on the Water Tower site; whether any others existed in the past is unknown.

     

The lampholder assembly appears to be held in place with a surrounding cage that fastens into the top of the lantern.

 

Four fixing screws used to secure the reflector in place remain extant, even though the reflector itself is missing.

 
 

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