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Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:42 pm
by Slyspark
Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls.... I've approached a vacuum forming company with regards to having some bowls made up for the above lantern. The cost of tooling for this is NOT cheap, therefore, it's only likely to happen if enough people might be interested in one. If you might like one of these, please comment below. At the moment, you do NOT have to commit to taking one and you don't need to pay me anything at this time either, this is just to get an idea if this is possible and to enable me to work out a price each for them IF this goes ahead. The bows themselves will be in CLEAR UV-stabilised plastic WITHOUT refractors (easy enough to stick these in yourself if you want these) The bowls will be the same shape and size as the one in the picture above, but they will NOT have the curled lip around the edge. (the cost of a reverse form to do this was over £2.5K so that's a non-starter). Bowls will have a flat edge, which is what most of the after-market ones had and will work perfectly well and importantly still look right. Please let me know if interested.

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:24 pm
by Paul
What does the Z8256 look like? I'm not good with the GEC numbers! :doh

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:41 pm
by Slyspark
Makes 2 of us then! I'll upload a picture to the gallery later :)

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:45 pm
by Slyspark

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:52 pm
by Paul
Thanks for the pic! Alas I'm not lucky enough to own one of those lovelies!

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:10 pm
by Slyspark
I know of 5 other collectors who own one, altho, all but one have decent bowls for theirs, so I'm starting to wonder if having some made is really an option :( Prohibitively expensive otherwise, as the vacuum formers seem to think that the mould alone will be close to £1K :(

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:14 pm
by Slyspark
Not one of these you were thinking of in Oxford was it Paul: atl/displayimage.php?pid=21408&fullsize=1