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Vintage Atlas Twin 80W Fluorescent Batten

Vintage Atlas Twin 80W Fluorescent Batten

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This is my best find of the year I think. It's a twin 5ft 80W fluorescent batten made by Atlas Lighting LTD which was a Thorn company. Unfortunately as you can see it's in a rather rough condition and this is after I've cleaned it down. When I first got it the whole fitting was brown with rust, hardly any white to be seen.

The tubes are obviously not original, they're Philips 58W TLDs. One of the starter switches is original and the other was a Philips 4-65W 115/500, I've replaced it with an old Osram metal can starter to match the original.

I'm going to remove the control gear from this, sand it down, respray it and fit a couple of 5ft 80W T12s.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Atlas Lighting LTD (Thorn Electrical Industries)
Lamp
Lamp Type:2x 80W MCF
Fixture
Fixture Type:Fluorescent Batten
Ballast Type:Switchstart chokes
Electrical
Wattage:2x 80W
Voltage:240V
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:Capacitor dated 1961

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Nov 04, 2010 at 01:55 PM Author: Kev
This is a rare fitting! This is older then the one i took the picture of in the school. This should of had a atlas sticker on it tho! The old ballasts like you have in this simply do not die! wish they still made these!

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Nov 04, 2010 at 01:58 PM Author: SuperSix
It does but some stupid person got some paint on the side with the sticker and it's ruined it! It's a green sticker too.

Atlas Lamps - Seeing Is Believing!

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Nov 04, 2010 at 02:00 PM Author: Kev
Is it the same as the one in the school?

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Nov 04, 2010 at 05:57 PM Author: DieselNut
AWESOME light!!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Nov 04, 2010 at 08:13 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Cool fixture! Good find

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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