33. Marshall St, Nottingham. At the top of this rather steep road is a dayburning Revo/Simplex Diadem lantern, still running on mercury. Nottingham has many small mercury lanterns at the time of writing, but apart from this one, all seem to be GEC Z8896s, so this could have been an early replacement, or an original lantern that wasn't replaced. Certainly no two part cell could be seen on the top of the lantern, so time switch operation is possible, as no other lanterns were dayburning. Looking at the lamp, it is still a good white colour with no signs of going green, so the dayburning must be relatively recent. The Stanton column isn't in too bad a condition, however one across the road has had all electrical work removed from the door compartment, and the bracket and lantern have been taken away. A new steel column is installed next to it, with a Thorn Beta 2 installed.

 

The lantern was subsequently replaced with a Thorn Beta 2.


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