213. Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Two 10 m tubular steel columns supporting GEC 'Turtle' lanterns exist on this road, with the older of the two, a Stewart & Lloyd (possibly, made to an imperial equivalent), supporting a Z8426; the other, being slightly newer, supporting the lantern that the GEC produced as a replacement to the Z8426 - a Z8526. I suspect that the town was home to more of these in years past, as the same style of column and bracket are used to support more modern lanterns nearby these days, and indeed, some Z8430CMs remained extant until the mid-late 2010s.
The column supporting the Z8426 is the first one seen when heading north up Frankwell.
A Zodion SS54-style two-part photocell detector resides on the characteristic aluminium over-shoe that serves as a means of positive identification for this family of lanterns. Notice that a twist of wire has been used as a makeshift substitute for the original retaining clip at the rear of the canopy.
A painted reflector spot remains on the portion of the bowl that sits directly below the lamp.
The Z8526's column is the next up the hill.
This shows the evolution in the lantern design - the elongated shoe has been reduced to a rear casting, which holds the canopy steady, while the bowl hinges open, in order to necessitate lamp replacement.
This bowl also features the reflective spot beneath the lamp, although a prismatic refractor bowl was introduced on later versions.
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