Unknown Keep Left Bollard
I first thought that this was another Pearce Gowshall design, but I then noticed that the capacitor had 'Truesigns' written on it; however, Eric Woodhouse, from Simmonsigns, who knows a bit about Truesigns products, does not think that it is a Truesigns design, and thinks that it could possibly be have been made by a company called 'Transglas'; now trading under the name of 'Met Traffic.' As you may have guessed by the fact that this bollard uses three 13 W tubes, it is much bigger than previous bollards - in fact, the roundel graphic has a diameter well over 300 mm.
Although the bollard looks very clean in this photograph, it is actually quite dusty.
The roundel section of the bollard is secured with four tri-head bolts, but once they have been removed, the roundel simply lifts off, revealing the internal spine. There is a slight bump on the front of the fixed section; however, it cannot be seen when the roundel is fitted. Two of the lamps are located inside the roundel when it is in place.
A similar view here, showing the detached roundel.
Looking at the 'back' of the bollard now, showing the three fuse carriers and starters. The third lamp goes down into the fixed section, and as it is positioned on the spine, holes are cut out of the material at this point, in order to allow for light to pass through the front of the bollard.
Looking down into the fixed section shows the bump clearly. Notice that the bollard is powered using a plug and socket connector system, like my Pearce Gowshall bollard with the door in the back.
The bollard was first powered up on Wednesday, 21st September 2005 - it was very bright despite the low wattage tubes being used and would certainly be seen at night.
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