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3 more vintage street lights

3 more vintage street lights

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Saw these today in an old abandoned parking lot,

Captured the contact info as well,
So will try to get them saved as this parking lot is likely to be demos soon,

Don’t know who made them but got the pictures takin for You ,

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Manufacturer:Don’t know
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Lamp Type:Vintage mercury vapor ,
Fixture
Fixture Type:Vintage street lights 3 of them
Location:Texas

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Aug 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM Author: Dan The Bulb Man
I'm thinking maybe GE for the manufacturer?
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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:01 PM Author: streetlight98
These are Westinghouse OV-25s. These are 2nd gen models, made in the mid-late 1960s (or possibly early 70s too? Not sure when the 3rd gen with the further back PC socket was introduced...). IIRC this model rolled out around 1965. Ballasts may be red-varnished! Those are really old school.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:26 PM Author: vintagefluorescent

These are Westinghouse OV-25s. These are 2nd gen models, made in the mid-late 1960s (or possibly early 70s too? Not sure when the 3rd gen with the further back PC socket was introduced...). IIRC this model rolled out around 1965. Ballasts may be red-varnished! Those are really old school.


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Thank You for You’re Comments, And You’re help Streetlight98 -The landscape is quickly beginning to change around these lights so I will
Try to stay on top of getting them saved - As long as I have co operation from the present owner and demo
Crew as it’s only a matter of time contact info captured before I left,

I saw these last Monday and forgot to stop and get the pictures taken but made sure it happened today .
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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:28 PM Author: lightinglover8902

These are Westinghouse OV-25s. These are 2nd gen models, made in the mid-late 1960s (or possibly early 70s too? Not sure when the 3rd gen with the further back PC socket was introduced...). IIRC this model rolled out around 1965. Ballasts may be red-varnished! Those are really old school.


I remember that the OV-25 2nd generation has the same look as the OVW, but painted puter-gray with FCO-optics.

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!





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I remember that the OV-25 2nd generation has the same look as the OVW, but painted puter-gray with FCO-optics.

Sat in 9th grade class 1963 and watched AP&L install 50 ft poles down main street and a week later hang 400W Westy's. They stayed in service until 1992 when they were replaced by 400W HPS. One FP socket p/c controlled main street with inline contactors adding other power sources throughout line.
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Aug 09, 2019 at 08:18 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Those are really old school.

And cool to collect!

Proudy suffering from "Westinghouse Lifeguard Disease" since 1977! LOL
There's no known cure for Westinghouse Lifeguard disease, so the only way to treat it is to find more!!! LOL LOL LOL

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Westinghouse OV-25s at sunset.


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Aug 09, 2019 at 11:10 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Hope you can save them! There used to be 6 near me, but two, along with the white Union Metal pole, disappeared when the building owners installed LED lights on the building. They still worked too. The other four are still there.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Aug 10, 2019 at 12:04 AM Author: wide-lite 1000
Good luck !

Collector,Hoarder,Pack-rat! Clear mercury Rules!!

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Aug 10, 2019 at 03:03 PM Author: streetlight98

I remember that the OV-25 2nd generation has the same look as the OVW, but painted puter-gray with FCO-optics.


Nope. That's a transitional model between the flat bottoms and this version. Was only made less than a year I think.

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Dec 06, 2019 at 05:40 AM Author: marvinsuggs
I've seen those on n shepherd




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Dec 06, 2019 at 08:07 AM Author:
Worth watching to maybe acquire.
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KEEP THESE ALIVE!


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Dec 06, 2019 at 02:50 PM Author: CreeRSW207

Worth watching to maybe acquire.

I’ve seen some flatbottoms up in northern Maine, I am thinking of getting one. How much do they weigh?

Long live Mercury Vapor and Incandescent street lighting!

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Dec 06, 2019 at 09:33 PM Author: streetlight98
Over 40 pounds.

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