[Damaged] Thorn Europhane Pilote T2

This very battered lantern was used on one of the sliproads mentioned on the page detailing the other two 150 W Pilotes. It was removed when its column (8266) was hit by a vehicle on Thursday, 16th November 2006. The column was located on quite a sharp bend and could be vulnerable to being struck if a vehicle took the bend too quickly, and skidded. Despite the damage, surprisingly, the bowl survived unscathed - it is fully intact.

The canopy came off worst in the accident - the entire back end has broken off and a small hole has appeared in the front. The aluminium spigot (visible at the back of the lantern) is cracked.

On the other hand, the bowl and chassis were hardly damaged at all - in fact, the bowl will simply need cleaning.

I have already started looting the lantern - the lamp has been removed!

A label is fitted over the French wording moulded into the chassis to provide an English translation (though 'Lamp House' doesn't really make sense!). The complete 250 W example does not feature this.

The gear is battered as well; the ballast has been crushed, causing the terminal blocks to be wrenched out, and part of the ignitor's casing is missing.


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