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Finished Product ! Side View .

Finished Product ! Side View .

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This thing is a BEAST ! Like everything else from the 60's it's HUGE, HEAVY, POWERFUL and incredibly inefficient ! I LIKE IT !

How it started : https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5198&pos=56&pid=163454 Fortunately this light was in really decent shape when I got it which made the resto easier .

Thanks to Memorex_Telex for the opportunity to own this and be able to bring this beauty back to life .

THANKS SHAUN !

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:M-1000
Lamp
Lamp Type:1000 w Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:BT-56 color improved
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Ballast Type:M47/H36
Socket Type:Mogul
Photocell Type:DTL
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:1000
Voltage:120/240
Current:10,5/5.25 Amps
Physical/Production
Dimensions:35.5"L X 19,25"W X 21"T
Fabrication Date:Oct '65
Application/Use:streetlighting/ parking lot lighting

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Album name:wide-lite 1000 / Finned M-1000 Restoration
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Oct 24, 2019 at 08:59 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Love it! "This thing is a BEAST ! Like everything else from the 60's it's HUGE, HEAVY, POWERFUL and incredibly inefficient ! I LIKE IT !"

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Oct 25, 2019 at 02:10 AM Author: lights*plus
You just need to install it on your driveway now, with a switch, so that you don't annoy the neighbours..
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Oct 25, 2019 at 06:27 AM Author: Metal Halide Boy
Nice!
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Oct 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM Author: Mandolin Girl
Wonderful lantern

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Oct 25, 2019 at 03:30 PM Author: joseph_125
Very nice restore
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Oct 25, 2019 at 09:54 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thank You Everyone !!!

@ lights*plus : I'm not sure exactly where this is going but it's definitely staying inside !

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Oct 25, 2019 at 09:55 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Good job sir!

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

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Oct 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks ! Out of sheer curiosity, I'm planning on weighing both this and the 700w OV-50 (separately of course! ) to see which is heavier !

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Oct 25, 2019 at 10:09 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Good as new! Nice restore job!

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Oct 25, 2019 at 10:15 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Good as new! Nice restore job!

Thank You !

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Oct 25, 2019 at 10:39 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Believe it or not this weighs 58 lbs ! 12 pounds lighter than the 700w OV-50 !

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Oct 25, 2019 at 11:11 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
This looks fantastic

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Oct 25, 2019 at 11:14 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks !

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Oct 29, 2019 at 04:39 AM Author: streetlight98
Wow this looks amazing! Fantastic restoration sir!

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Oct 29, 2019 at 05:56 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks !

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Dec 04, 2019 at 08:31 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
Looks really awesome. Museum worthy piece & im so glad you had the time & effort to fix this really fun & obscure luminaire.
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Dec 04, 2019 at 08:35 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks ! I was wondering if you saw this . the crazy thing is for how BIG this is it's still lighter than the OV-50 !!

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Dec 04, 2019 at 08:38 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
Are you going to try & restore that exotic Revere?
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Dec 04, 2019 at 08:49 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Eventually .

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Jan 31, 2020 at 09:25 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
Such a goofy looking light with the photocell mounted on the already sticking out fin. There’s one more of these in Massachusetts I have to go get for Joe Maurath.
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Jan 31, 2020 at 11:38 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
It definitely is ODD , but way cool!!! Good luck !

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Feb 01, 2020 at 08:40 AM Author: streetlight98
Cobraheads always look better with a photocell on top!

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Feb 01, 2020 at 07:17 PM Author: joseph_125
Interestingly the model without a PC socket had a different casting for the fin. It didn't have a boss for the PC socket.
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Feb 01, 2020 at 11:38 PM Author: streetlight98
Doesn't seem like a lot of these were used back in the day. They were much more common without the PC socket.

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Feb 02, 2020 at 12:30 AM Author: joseph_125
Yeah I'd imagine most M-1000s were used in places that tended to have group switched controls. Kind of interesting that it seems like all the 1960s GEs had separate castings for PC socket equipped and no PC socket versions. I wonder if other manufacturers were like that. I believe the 1960s Powerlites used the same casting for both versions but the no PC socket version didn't have the hole punched out.
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Feb 02, 2020 at 09:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Westinghouse lights were smooth on top for no PC, at least for the early ones.

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Feb 04, 2020 at 07:37 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
@ streetlight98 : this beast was an oddball all around as not only was it P/C equipped ,but it was also 120 volt only ! Sucks that the original ballast was long gone when I got it . I don't know about any other westy's but the finned OV-50 has a blank casting for the P/C on the fin.

@ joseph_125 : Correct ! I have another finned M-1000 that is no P/C & has no provision for a P/C. I think 2 different castings for P/C or not was kinda a dumb idea ! You need 2 sets of molds, and have to stock twice the inventory of parts/product just to add a P/C ! BTW , i have both a M-400 and M-1000 that both have the blank casting for the P/C so apparently GE DID eventually figure out that it made sense to just make 1 casting !

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Feb 04, 2020 at 09:26 PM Author: streetlight98
If you look close theres a faint circle on the casting where the PC socket would normally be. Almost like a seam. I'm guessing perhaps they just plugged in the "PC" or "non PC" section to the mold? It does make sense to use one casting but looks infinitely better without the raised hub on non pc models.

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Feb 04, 2020 at 09:38 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I didn't think of that ! That is a possibility though. And personally, I never really liked the tall, raised hub style for the P/C casting VS. the "normal" style low flange that most other cobras have .

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