77b. Harry Longden's House, Chaddesden. Located in the garden is a Revo 'Spondon' (known locally as a 'Bow Fitting') lantern on a cast iron column. Harry was one of Derby's street lighting men in years gone by - sadly, he passed away a few years ago, but the lantern and column have remained in-situ in his memory. The Spondon was a very common lantern in Derby in years past (perhaps due to it sharing a name with a suburb of the City) and good numbers were saved into private ownership during the late 1980s and early 1990s, when tungsten filament lanterns were replaced in favour of more efficient products. This example is one of the best that I have seen - the enamelled reflector is in excellent condition, and the lantern is still fitted with an original Kingston lamp; one of the key suppliers of tungsten lamps to Derby, as mentioned here.


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