21e. Derby Road Industrial Estate, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. Located adjacent Derby Road itself is a GEC 'Clearmain' lantern mounted to a very low Abacus column. This example differs from my own Clearmain in having a tapering bowl, which (I believe) means that this is a newer lantern. I have not seen the lantern at night and so do not know whether it still works or not, although the insides of the bowl look relatively clean, so someone could still be maintaining it.
Whilst the glass bowl appears to be damaged from this angle, this is actually just a cobweb.
The change to a tapered bowl must have been an attempt to increase the amount of light being cast downwards through the refractors.
The same intricate refractor prisms exist on the underside of the bowl, however.
The design of the column and bracket is another indicator that this is, perhaps, a 'later' version of the Difractor.
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