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Salvaged Guts

Salvaged Guts

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Here are six sets of guts from Fleur-O-Ray 15 watt "vanity style" lights. They came from an the kitchens of old apartment complex that is being torn down. The fixtures themselves were not saved as they were in rough shape, either from years of use/abuse or from the salvage process. The sockets are Progress heart-slot sockets, some broken, some not. They also came with an assortment of 5 starters, ceramic wire nuts, and various nuts/bolts/screws/wires.

In the end I ended up with:
- 6 vintage GE potted ballasts made in July of 1950. All with good wires and all working.
- 9 unusual Progress heart-slot sockets, 4 of which went into one vintage Fleur-o-Ray fixture and 4 into another.
- 5 working FS-2 starters.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Fleur-O-Ray
Wattage:15
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Current:0.32 amps
Ballast Type:GE Magnetic Preheat
Socket Type:Progress Medium Bi-Pin (G13)

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Jul 15, 2011 at 06:12 PM Author: Kev
Love the way that these have done 60+ years of hard work and still no problems!

Electrical and Lighting Maintenance engineer dealing with lighting repairs and faults on a daily basis!
Fighting the corner for switch start and SON

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Jul 15, 2011 at 06:31 PM Author: icefoglights
It is. Appears the most maintenance they needed over the years was new lamps, starters and on/off switches.
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Jul 15, 2011 at 07:30 PM Author: Powell
That looks like the ballast in my desk lamp that I added a starter socket to and recently replaced the switch. When I got it the wires were taped around the starter's pins and taped with masking tape. No wonder it didn't want to work.

You have a good collection there !!!!!

NNNN!

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Jul 15, 2011 at 07:36 PM Author: icefoglights
Thanks! The fixtures themselves were in rough shape, since most were pried loose with an ax than pulled off the wall. However, of the 12 sockets, only 3 were broken. I have enough to put Progress heart-slot sockets back in this.
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Jul 16, 2011 at 09:40 PM Author: DieselNut
GREAT find/save!!!!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Jul 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM Author: icefoglights
Thanks! Right in time too. The place started meeting the business end of a large excavator yesterday. There were probably more, but I got what I could in the time I had. Worked out quite well.
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