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Interesting Restore find

Interesting Restore find

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I found this NOS 35w HPS coach lantern lurking in the HID section at my restore. It appears to be NOS but it was very dusty when I got it. The brand is marked as "Thomas Industries" (not T&B) and if I had to guess, I would say it is probably from the late 70's or 80's. The lamp included was a Norelco 35w, which surprised me because when I first saw it I thought it was Philips because of the shape. I have a feeling these are pretty rare, I have never seen one before. This was only $5, something I couldn't pass up.

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Manufacturer:Thomas Industries
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Lamp Type:HPS

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Mar 07, 2018 at 01:27 PM Author: Beta 5
Nice find, I like its opal cover

Thorn Beta 5 35W SOX LPS bulb Top entry/Side entry Sox Lantern

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Mar 07, 2018 at 07:04 PM Author: icefoglights
Glad you picked that one up. I would have too

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Mar 07, 2018 at 07:39 PM Author: mdcastle
I used to have one of these in front. Eventually the fixture started to deteriorate, but I saved the ballast. The problem is the poly-carbonate easily soaks up half the light. Thought about reusing the ballast for the new mission style incandescent fixture, but an LED retrofit bulb is so much more efficient.
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Mar 07, 2018 at 07:56 PM Author: Lumex120

I used to have one of these in front. Eventually the fixture started to deteriorate, but I saved the ballast. The problem is the poly-carbonate easily soaks up half the light. Thought about reusing the ballast for the new mission style incandescent fixture, but an LED retrofit bulb is so much more efficient.

Yeah, I noticed that the cover does really take down the output. I might try 3D printing a new cover for this with clear plastic (something called co-polyester that is almost identical to acrylic but a bit stronger). That stuff lets light through a lot better. Also, I would bet money that these were made in 50w MV too considering how old it is and there is also plenty of space in the housing for a ballast.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Mar 07, 2018 at 08:24 PM Author: xelareverse
Philips owned Norelco

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^homebuilt fixture


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Mar 07, 2018 at 08:40 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Both an interesting, and neat find.

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Mar 07, 2018 at 09:36 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Yeah, I noticed that the cover does really take down the output. I might try 3D printing a new cover for this with clear plastic (something called co-polyester that is almost identical to acrylic but a bit stronger). That stuff lets light through a lot better. Also, I would bet money that these were made in 50w MV too considering how old it is and there is also plenty of space in the housing for a ballast.


I've seen similar fixtures with 50W HPS as well.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!  LOL

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Mar 09, 2018 at 09:43 PM Author: ace100w120v
Never seen these before, quite a find!
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Apr 02, 2018 at 10:20 AM Author: Lumex120
This is now available on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/273138396621?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Apr 05, 2018 at 04:56 PM Author: Lumex120
...And it already sold. That was quick. Did anyone here buy it? I didn't recognize who I shipped it to.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Apr 05, 2018 at 05:03 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

...And it already sold. That was quick. Did anyone here buy it? I didn't recognize who I shipped it to.


Too much plastic for me...just sayin'.

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Apr 05, 2018 at 05:28 PM Author: Lumex120
I decided to sell this after I realized it was NOS. I don't want to use something that's this old and NOS. If it was used that would have been another story.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Apr 05, 2018 at 06:35 PM Author: LampLover
Not so much NOS anymore since you took it out of the box and had a picture of it lit up. Anyway cool little fixture.
Also @ Lumex120 I will get a picture of the 50W HPS Cobrahead soon for you. I believe it is a GE but I am not good with Streetlight make & model numbers

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Apr 06, 2018 at 05:48 AM Author: Lumex120
It never came with a box, but I could tell it was never used by the condition it was in (and the wires were new looking).

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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