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Help me Identify a Fitting from my Past...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 am
by Zelandeth
Because it's kind of one of my Holy Grail level "to find" items.

...vehicularly speaking a Merc T1 van was, and I've just pulled that off, so let's see if luck is on my side!

Was outside the front door to my primary school (maybe even still is - but I ain't going to go wandering around there to find out in this day and age!). Roughly the size and shape of a 13W T5 Fluorescent bulkhead. I reckon based on my memory of the shape that it's based on a Thorn Escort body. Opal diffuser.

One end of the fitting housed an 18W SOX lamp which ran overnight daily. It struck me as odd that there was such a huge dead space in the fitting though, until one day I saw that there was also a normal incandescent lamp in there. I have to assume intended for when you just needed light briefly and quickly.

I've never even seen this in a catalogue as far as I'm aware, never mind come across another in person.

Anyone got a clue?

Re: Help me Identify a Fitting from my Past...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:08 pm
by Tom
That sounds like a really bizarre sounding fitting Zel! Never seen or heard of such a thing! I did once see something that resembled what may have been a single Coughtrie SFB style 13w bulkhead, but that would've been far too slim to house an 18w SOX! Cool idea tho, a tungsten standby/runup lamp!

Re: Help me Identify a Fitting from my Past...

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:43 pm
by Zelandeth
It really did just look like a normal fluorescent bulkhead when unlit. Pretty sure it was Thorn based on the very square edged profile - but again, last time I saw it was in 1999, so my memory could be hazy!

If I could figure out what body it was based around, wouldn't be impossible to build myself.