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More Flatonia Texas Half Pipers - & yes I went crazy when I saw these. Enjoy !!!

I believe I took these pix around 7 or 8 years ago.

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Manufacturer:unknown
Fixture
Fixture Type:4 foot 4 tube preheat halfpiper
Ballast Type:tulamp preheat
Location:Flatonia Texas
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Fabrication Date:1946 -1947 Informed by building owner
Application/Use:Retail store

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Apr 02, 2009 at 07:23 PM Author: Silverliner
WOW! Some of the most beautiful half pipers! The building's obviously very old too.

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Apr 02, 2009 at 08:26 PM Author:
Wow, those fixtures are gorgeous! Where was this picture taken? Looks to be like some sort of warehouse. I would imagine that every other light was on to save power during the daylight hours. I too would FLIP OUT if I saw fixtures like these somewhere, still in use. I would beg the people working there to let me turn them off and then turn them back on!
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Apr 02, 2009 at 08:41 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Brian, Yes, they did let me pull the strings These people saved just about everything,
They very seldom through anything out - Some of these were converted to rapid start
after a preheat ballast failure & get this they showed me a pile of the bad preheat
ballasts that they had saved from some of these fixtures -They werent gonna give me
those bad ballasts either Geez they even had grocery food items going back to
1973 I believe 1973 was the expire date
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Apr 02, 2009 at 10:35 PM Author: don93s
Nice to see that some folks appreciate the antiquity of these type of fixtures. There seems to be way more class in these than the modern lifeless junk that's out there now.
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Apr 10, 2009 at 09:23 AM Author: swpidgeon
It's funny - I was driving through Allentown, PA this week and drove past an old Buick dealer, now closed. The upstairs levels (it was a typical main street storefront layout) were all lit with fixtures that were nearly identical to this. I believe those upstairs floors were used as a parts warehouse or something similar, but, fortunately, the fixtures were beautifully preserved.

There are a ton of old preheaters like these in the older towns and cities across America. I have been running into them more and more these past few months for some reason. Now, I need to try and snag a few.
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Apr 11, 2009 at 05:28 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
swpidgeon, If you can , By all means take some pictures & post them .
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Jun 08, 2012 at 04:57 AM Author: LegacyLighting
Nice !!! The photo has such a beautiful atmosphere. Love the fittings.
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