streetlighting often had some beautifully ornate brackets
to suspend the lanterns from. Sadly there are very few left in evidence
these days, and most of those that remain will no doubt eventually
find their way into the lighting contractors skips as scrap metal.
collecting streetlighting apparatus I have been lucky enough to
save a few interesting (and some not so interesting!) brackets; most
of them destined for the scrap pile, but instead are now saved for posterity.
and columns in the collection
page is still under construction.
C Ford swanneck none-decorative AC58/4 swanneck bracket
with AC288 cast aluminium control box. ex Wolverhampton
Ford Type No17 straight bracket for wall mounting with
stay-bar support. This bracket has a 6ft projection
and is for use with top-entry lanterns. New and unused
from A C Ford factory.
Ford AC58/4 swanneck bracket with decorative top finial,
with AC174 cast-aluminium control box. New and unused
from A C Ford factory.
swanneck bracket with scroll work. ex Sutton Council,
1504 arched wood pole mounted bracket
(unknown serial No) swanneck bracket with ESLA cast
iron control box
Z2300 Straight armed wood pole mounted 48" bracket
with support bar
Z2409 Straight armed wall mounted 30" bracket without
B19 'Wolverhampton' swanneck bracket with spigot cap
bracket originally designed by Lighting Engineer Mr.
Croft of CUDC for use in Cannock, Staffs. Spigot cap
out-reach bracket for column top mounting on REVO Monarch'
columns. This bracket is designed for use with side-entry
A09.483 'seven shaped' bracket for side-entry mounted
lanterns (ex Birmingham City Council).
'Braunton' arched bracket for wood pole mounting
with scroll work and fuse box. Projection from pole
dimension is 20".
B27 half-circle arched bracket for wood pole mounting
with fuse box. Projection from pole dimension is 21".
for S7 concrete columns. This bracket is for use with
top-entry mounted lanterns.
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