46B. Water Lane, Exeter, Devon Thanks to Louis Cunningham for informing me of this Survivor. Attached to an asbestos-clad warehouse is a top-entry Revo C13198/T 'Silvergold' lantern, designed for running 60 Watt SO/H lamps (the forerunner to the later 35 Watt SOX lamp). The building looks to be in a relatively poor state of repair, and with newer floodlights being positioned slightly further along the structure, in all likelihood, this lantern is probably not in operation at night.
Despite the dereliction, the lantern is in fantastic condition, with all of its five panes of glass that make up the bowl being present and undamaged.
A simple curved length of pipe provides attachment of the lantern to the building. A vintage air-powered siren remains extant on the corner of the building too. The wires for this can be seen hanging loosely below it.
The underside of the bowl features a distinctive patterned glass panel, for diffusing the downward flux emitted by the lamp.
An adjacent yard had several 25 ft (8 m) concrete columns installed around it. These had been modified heavily since installation, with floodlighting replacing any original brackets and lanterns that would have been installed. One installation towards the back did, however, catch my eye...
Well, that was a disappointment! What I had thought was some sort of vintage main road fluorescent lantern turned out to be a modern weatherproof fluorescent batten attached to a section of bent scaffold pipe! An interesting modification, nonetheless.
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