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Posted 10 months ago

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brassnut
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i know this is a street light,as i cut the pole,i have the glass globe for it never tok a picture of it,im trying to age it ????? its made of steel and tin enamal,has its own fuse box with fuse in in it,any help please,to find out more about it,thanks anthony

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  1. AZVintageLighting AZVintageLighting, 10 months ago
    I see it was mounted to a wooden post - that would lead me to believe it was not a street light. But it could have been used for some other commercial industrial purpose. Then again, the fixture head does say "Across Road". The shade was made of porcelain enamel (enameled steel, no tin). Is there a manufacturer name? (or send me all of the text listed on the fixture head.
    What is interesting is that the arm looks much older than the fixture. I have 20's/30's street light fixtures - there are no recommended wattage listed on them. It was not a requirement back then. If I had to guess, going by the style of both arm and fixture, the arm is from 1920's and fixture is from the 50's. I'm pretty sure the fuse box is later too. Porcelain enamel stopped being used in the 50's.
    I'd really like to see a picture of that glass globe too...
  2. brassnut brassnut, 10 months ago
    i have put up more pictures,heres all the numbers on the lamp,MAZDALUX ST 283-150-200W,, ES,, THE LAMP HAS BEEN ON THE STREET F FOR ALL MY YEARS AND IM 55 YEARS OLD.WE USE TO HAVE A SMOKE UNDER IT ,IN SIDE THE FUSE HOUSEING IT SAYS SELFA SILUMIN.I HAVE TO POST PICTURE IN ANOTHER SECTION AS IM NOT ALLOWED MORE THAN FOUR,THANKS FOR BE SO HELPFUL.ANTHONY
  3. brassnut brassnut, 10 months ago
    i have put more picture up for you know about lamps,you must like them as wel but im not much good would love to find another like this ,the pole was 12 feet high,that it was on the bracket that held it arm on the pole is a solid lump of heavey cast iron,?
  4. AZVintageLighting AZVintageLighting, 10 months ago
    So, what I've found is Mazdalux was a british manufacturer of commercial lighting back in the day. I was not able to find any information regarding the model of light you have. however, going by the style of the mounting arm (and its condition) I would date it from about the 20's. But, the light fixture I am near certain it was replaced in the 50's - it's style is no where near as old. The prismatic glass lens you have is very likely Holophane and it should have its name on the bottom rim or near the top of the opening. The porcelain enamel shade is near toast and I've never seen a similar style on this side of the pond. If I was to restore it, I would chuck the shade and adapt one of those flat French shades. And I would save the head of the bracket and the mount and toss the corroded arch and replace with a new bent galvanized arm - appropriately weathered to match of course. Good find.
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months ago
    Nice Brassnut.
    Interesting post.
    Thank you.
    Happy new year!

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