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Mitchell Fluorescent Fixture Restored

Mitchell Fluorescent Fixture Restored

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Back to the preheat glory with new wiring, ballast and a fresh coat of paint.

All Shiny!

Now waiting for Don's Tulamp preheat ballast to rewire my other 4 Lamper Mitchell!

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Manufacturer:Mitchell
Lamp
Lamp Type:F40T10
Base:G13
Electrical
Wattage:2x40 Watts.

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Jul 16, 2009 at 04:37 PM Author: DaveMan
Wow that looks good! What kind of Tulamper did you put in there?

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Jul 16, 2009 at 04:46 PM Author: Miles
I put a very old General Electric, probably from the 40's. I wanted to keep the fixture as original as possible. And this one fit like a glove in it.
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Jul 16, 2009 at 04:50 PM Author: DaveMan
Nice GE ballast. Was that one from ebay?

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Jul 16, 2009 at 04:54 PM Author: Miles
Nope, that was from a totaled fixture I got from a salvage yard. I mean totally destroyed, I just bought it for the ballast, the fixture looked like someone raped it with a bulldozer
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Jul 16, 2009 at 04:56 PM Author: DaveMan
LOL. I'd say that fixture was worth it for the ballast alone. Whenever I find one of those I usually scan it for useful parts and if there are enough, I grab it.

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Jul 16, 2009 at 06:11 PM Author:
Looks to me like you did a really nice restoration job to this beauty. I like the side-mounted starters and the fact that you have manual resets in it. Nice job!
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Jul 16, 2009 at 07:28 PM Author: icefoglights
Thats a lovely fixture. I'm quite interested in the old Mitchells since I came upon one myself.

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Jul 16, 2009 at 11:17 PM Author: Silverliner
Ooooo what a beauty! Good job Miles!

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Jul 17, 2009 at 02:15 AM Author:
Wow impressive from an abused near death fixture to a well cleaned up like new fixture!

But, it also looks like it had covers before?
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Jul 17, 2009 at 10:18 AM Author: Miles
Tudor: Yes, There were three glass diffusers, two on the edges and one on the bottom. When I bought it, he gave me the glass that was all wrapped heavily into newspaper. So I took some as the rest was already broken, but when I came home and unwrapped them, they all had something cracked or broken, except two, that are in use in my other Mitchell 4 Lamper awaiting restoration.



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