Thorn Escort Wellglass

This miniscule bulkhead is unused. The Escort Wellglass falls into the same family as the Escort Fluorescent (the clue is in the name!) although there is no resemblance between the two products.

 

The bulkhead arrived in a dissembled form - the various components comprising the main bulkhead body, the glass cover, two heat resistant wiring sleeves, the lampholder and a short outreach bracket that is designed for installing on a BESA conduit box.

 

The fitting is of an incredibly simple construction - the supply cable terminates directly into the lampholder, and the earth connection is made via a screw that secures into the aluminium body. The side entry spigot carries a 20 mm female conduit thread; a small slotted grub screw then secures the fitting to the bracket. Best of all is that the fitting proudly claims its British manufacture - no foreign junk here with which to contend!

 

When assembled, the fitting's 1970s' heritage is obvious - I'm not quite sure what colour the body is painted (officially), but it's probably not a colour that would be considered particularly fashionable these days! Interestingly, along with filament lamps, the bulkhead can also run 80 W and 125 W MBF lamps (once the lampholder is changed).

 

 

The Escort was eventually installed and powered up on Friday, 21st November 2014. A domestic 9 W compact fluorescent lamp was fitted, before the bowl was screwed into place.

 

Owing to the length of the lamp's gear section, the lighting centre was located towards the lower portion of the bowl.

 

From the other side now, and with the flash activated, the lamp's warm white colouring can be seen.

 

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