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Close up of that cup

Close up of that cup

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Why is it up there :) Guys this is an easy one LOL

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:unknown
Lamp
Lamp Type:F40T12`s
Service Life:2500 Hours
Fixture
Fixture Type:1940`s preheat 4 lamp halfpiper
Ballast Type:2 General Electric tulamp
Socket Type:bipin
Location:Beaumont Tx
Electrical
Voltage:120v
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:1944 -1945 estimated

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Jul 04, 2010 at 06:50 PM Author: Silverliner
Wow, looks nasty! Can't believe they are leaving it like that. Also looks like it was converted to rapid start.

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Jul 04, 2010 at 07:28 PM Author: Foxtronix
PCB is some nasty stuff, you never know when it shows up, better have a cup to catch it

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Jul 04, 2010 at 08:30 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Both of you are right - The cup was used to catch the tar drip from one of the ballasts many years ago.

My sister & her husband Bought the building 20 years ago & invited me over to see the place back in 1992 -They had me fix a bunch of the lights - This one had a loud ballast & the other one was dead so` I converted it to rapid start & left the cup up there whitch is half full of tar - To this day I still have the original dead preheat ballasts from this fixture for historical reasons.

Sadly this building is going to be torn down by the end of this month - I brought this fixture home last night & will return to pull the other 10 .


The shelves in the back have about 10 small deco fluorescent fixtures that were pulled from old buildings many years ago I`ll be posting more pictures of all these within the next several days -My goal is to save all these before they are destroyed.

Again the one pictured above with its cup came home last night.
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Jul 05, 2010 at 12:52 PM Author: Foxtronix
No way! The cup was really for catching tar? LOL!

Glad you got it. However I'm pretty sure the cup won't stay on the fixture.

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