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High masts from pre-WW2 era

High masts from pre-WW2 era

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Very old high masts in city of Lębork. Those high masts were erected in 20s or 30s when the city was within German teritory. Original fixtures may have been incandescent or they had mercury vapor in most ancient form. Current fixtures have metal halide lamps.

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Album name:trojmiejski / Lanterns in Poland
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Aug 09, 2019 at 01:39 PM Author: merc
Hmmm it's hard to believe that these have faced all kinds of weather for almost 100 or 90 years. Are there any historical photographs with these?
Couldn't these be newer lanterns made according to the original design?

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Aug 09, 2019 at 05:57 PM Author: trojmiejski
Here are photos from the childhood of those masts:
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/349535,foto.html?o=u106881
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/349536,foto.html?o=u106881
After war:
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/1015551,foto.html?o=u106881
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/349541,foto.html?o=u106881
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/240900,foto.html?o=u106881
https://lebork.fotopolska.eu/331255,foto.html?o=u106881
Shortly before current revitalisation there were added arms for modern fixtures:
https://www.lebork.pl/img2/w1140-h900/files/gallery/3332/4-003.jpg
No tricks, those masts are the real deal.
It's miraculous that they survived as weather wasn't the only affecting factor. During war the city was burning and was devastated in many ways. Even the buildings in close vicinity to the masts were destroyed.


Fortunately Lębork isn't the only case of a city with such masts, in the Legnica city which is located in the opposite part of contemporary Poland there are similar masts which survived all the way up to now:
https://legnica.fotopolska.eu/54942,foto.html?o=b15819
https://legnica.fotopolska.eu/141041,foto.html?o=b15819
https://legnica.fotopolska.eu/1216380,foto.html
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Lights are awesome! :)


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Aug 09, 2019 at 11:15 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Very cool lights!

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Aug 10, 2019 at 12:39 AM Author: merc
Thanks for those links, trojmiejski! Those columns indeed must have been made of a top quality concrete.

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Aug 10, 2019 at 02:48 AM Author: trojmiejski
Things made back there were generally made to last. For example many bridges made at that time are still in very good condition even if regularly used.
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