49. Off Long Lane, Long Lane Village. By the primary school in this rural village is an Eleco HW 852 mounted on a Stanton swan neck. Up until recently, the lantern was a top entry Philips MI 50, but it wasn't really liked by the locals, and so this 100 W GLS lantern has been fitted, which has proved much more popular. Whether it will remain here or not in the long term has yet to be seen, as I can't imagine that the authority would look too kindly upon a tungsten lantern being used on their electricity! However, I understand that they were thinking of having the column sleeved before this was fitted, but hopefully now the locals will object and it will be retained.

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The base of the column is fitted with a Sangamo time switch; the same as is fitted in my own column.

I switched on the time switch, and yes - that's definitely tungsten!

Sadly, the column was indeed sleeved. I noticed this change on the 4th June 2004 - the new lantern is a Thorn Beta 2.


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