34A. Chatsworth Drive, Tutbury, Staffordshire. Still extant on this cul-de-sac in August 2021 were several Stanton 10F 15 ft (5 m) concrete columns in original, un-sleeved condition, supporting aluminium-canopied GEC Z9530 35 Watt SOX lanterns (though as this is Staffordshire, 26 Watt SOX-E lamps will be employed). The Z9530 is the separate gear version of the Z9532, although these versions are likely to be newer than my own aluminium Z9532 is, on account of the bowl design. A possible later addition to the road saw Stanton 1805 columns supporting Philips MI 50s used instead.
While the first three Z9530s feature polycarbonate bowls, the two examples pictured below may use acrylic bowls, as these have remained clear and colourless, unlike the polycarbonate examples, which have become slightly cloudy and discoloured over the years.
The detector for a Zodion SS55-type photocell is visible on the canopy; this could be a replacement for an earlier photocell, or could have been introduced as an alternative to time switch operation.
Apart from a small amount of gathered detritus in the bottom of the bowl, the lantern is in remarkable condition, despite being around 50 years old when photographed.
Another example is pictured at the left-hand fork in the road.
The seal between the column and bracket has ensured that no spalling is visible in the concrete structure in this area.
This example is one with a polycarbonate bowl. Visible in the background, on the horizon, are the ruins of Tutbury Castle.
The lantern interior remains clean, despite the discoloured bowl, however.
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