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Sep 28, 2019 at 07:21 PM Author: GE101R
On 1960's Line Material mast arm.
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Sep 28, 2019 at 09:15 PM Author: streetlight98
I love those LM arms. I wish they were used around here! I wonder if they were made in aluminum? All the ones I've seen have been steel.

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Sep 28, 2019 at 10:06 PM Author: GE101R

I love those LM arms. I wish they were used around here! I wonder if they were made in aluminum? All the ones I've seen have been steel.


I have only seen a couple of them in aluminum and that has been over 50 years ago.
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Sep 28, 2019 at 10:29 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow I guess they were rare then! Aluminum was the standard here starting in the mid 1950s. The early ones held incandescent or remote mercury heads so when they were phased out for cobraheads a lot of them ended up sagging.

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Sep 28, 2019 at 10:56 PM Author: GE101R

Wow I guess they were rare then! Aluminum was the standard here starting in the mid 1950s. The early ones held incandescent or remote mercury heads so when they were phased out for cobraheads a lot of them ended up sagging.

Yea, I have seen those cobras pointing almost straight down. In my hometown, there are the large arched steel arms that were installed in the early 50's that are still on the poles. They have survived many pole change outs and have not began to rust.
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Sep 29, 2019 at 09:13 AM Author: streetlight98
Wow almost no rust at all after 50 years? The few remaining steel arms here from the 40s and early 50s are very rusty. There was a brief time during the 90s HPS changeout where they were using galvanized steel arms from around 1992 to 1995 and most of those aren't rusting yet but even a few of those are beginning to. The salty humid air here is really hard on anything steel. You normally don't get more than 10 years out of a vehicle before it shows body rot. I suppose that's why they chose aluminum for mounting arms, as they look the same today as this did back in the 50s when they first started using them other than being a dull color instead of shiny. In the mid-60s they switched to 2" aluminum arms (the tapered and truss arms) and those hold 1000W cobraheads without breaking a sweat. In the 80s they kept using 2" diameter arms for 250 and 400W lights but switched back to cheaper 1-1/4" 6ft pipe arms for 70, 100, and 175W MV and HPS lights. Those arms for the most part held up OK but some batches must have been weaker than others since some arms around here are sagging. Despite being cheaply made arms I like the look of them though.

After those cheap pipe arms came the 1-1/4" steel arms which were used for all HPS lights 50W to 400W and held up fine. Then in the late 90s they switched to 6ft curved aluminum arms with 2" pipe for 50-400W lights. Those are very beefy arms and hold up fantastic. Those are made by Hapco like the original 1-1/4" curved aluminum arms used here in the 50s and 60s for incandescent lights.

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Sep 29, 2019 at 10:11 AM Author: GE101R

Wow almost no rust at all after 50 years? The few remaining steel arms here from the 40s and early 50s are very rusty. There was a brief time during the 90s HPS changeout where they were using galvanized steel arms from around 1992 to 1995 and most of those aren't rusting yet but even a few of those are beginning to. The salty humid air here is really hard on anything steel. You normally don't get more than 10 years out of a vehicle before it shows body rot. I suppose that's why they chose aluminum for mounting arms, as they look the same today as this did back in the 50s when they first started using them other than being a dull color instead of shiny. In the mid-60s they switched to 2" aluminum arms (the tapered and truss arms) and those hold 1000W cobraheads without breaking a sweat. In the 80s they kept using 2" diameter arms for 250 and 400W lights but switched back to cheaper 1-1/4" 6ft pipe arms for 70, 100, and 175W MV and HPS lights. Those arms for the most part held up OK but some batches must have been weaker than others since some arms around here are sagging. Despite being cheaply made arms I like the look of them though.

After those cheap pipe arms came the 1-1/4" steel arms which were used for all HPS lights 50W to 400W and held up fine. Then in the late 90s they switched to 6ft curved aluminum arms with 2" pipe for 50-400W lights. Those are very beefy arms and hold up fantastic. Those are made by Hapco like the original 1-1/4" curved aluminum arms used here in the 50s and 60s for incandescent lights.


I'll get a snapshot of one or two and post later today.
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