192b. St. David's Terrace, Saltney Ferry, Chester Thanks to fellow collector Arlen Moulton for informing me of these Survivors. On the other side of Chester Road from the previous Survivor are three further 5 m CU Phosco sheet steel columns supporting top-entry AC Ford AC716 lanterns. Given that these installations are in the same overall condition as the Sandy Lane example is, there is a high likelihood that both sets were installed at around the same time.
The first of the three columns seen from Chester Road features the lantern that is in the worst condition.
The original bowl has been lost over time, requiring the bowl from a Philips MI 26 lantern to be used as a substitute...not that you would ever be able to tell!
Although no manufacturer's logo is embossed on the columns, the fact that they carry doors with drop-latch locks hints at CU Phosco. The presence of a cable tie around this column's base suggests that the lock has failed.
The second column's door is also secured by a means other than the original locking mechanism.
The Royce Thompson P42 photocell detector features prominently on the lantern's canopy.
The third installation is much the same, although this column's door lock is still working correctly.
Strips of black tape have been applied to the rear of this lantern's bowl, in an attempt to reduce the amount of backspill produced. The refractor panels are missing from this example.
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