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Neglected Mid 1940`s - 4 foot preheat 4 tube fluorescent light fixture found at a building tear down - spotted this one while driving through an old town on a sunday afternoon.

It took me awhile to come up with a way to get up there to save her but I did .

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Manufacturer:unknown
Lamp
Lamp Type:F40T12
Fixture
Fixture Type:4 Tube F40T12 preheat
Ballast Type:2 preheat Advance Ballasts
Location:collection
Electrical
Wattage:40 Watts
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:mid 1940`s

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May 28, 2008 at 11:17 AM Author: SeanB~1
A little bit of cleaning, some rust removal and a nice respray of the white metalwork to get it back to white and it will be beautiful again. How do those tubes look, they are very dusty.
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May 28, 2008 at 11:39 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
Sean,

The bulbs are old westinghouses whitch have pretty much seen better days -After doing a follow up I was told the business closed its doors sometime around the mid 1970`s .

I did save the bulbs though as well.
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May 28, 2008 at 11:53 AM Author: SeanB~1
I had some of those 1970's westinghouse's, but was not collecting at that time, and they went to the dumpsite when they burnt out ( Blushes, they were the older 1970's style with the W logo and the black bakelite endcaps with brown SRBP inserts where the brass pins were).
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May 28, 2008 at 03:07 PM Author: Silverliner
Congrats for saving her Trust me, there are still many preheaters in old abandoned factories, mills, etc out there.

May all the great lighting technologies have their place in history.

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May 28, 2008 at 10:10 PM Author: DimBulb
If there are a lot around, SEND SOME TO ME!!! Not much stuff like that here in San Diego. Maybe downtown but I wouldn't go in an abandoned building there.LOL

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Jun 27, 2016 at 05:33 PM Author: Solanaceae
Had this place just rotted away since it closed down? If so, that light is in excellent shape given what it's been thru.

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Jun 02, 2019 at 10:32 PM Author: vytautas_lamps
I once tried taking down an old soviet fluorescent fixture that I noticed hanging and still not vandalized to s*it in an old long forgotten and left to rot soviet milk product factory that is resigned in my town as abandoned for 40 years now. As soon as I get on the wall rim and reach the fixture the f****ing random lady comes out from nowhere and starts shouting at me that she will call police and that I should leave immediately! I was 14 and I remember I ran like a scared little girl I then came back after a few hours, checked to see that there is not other communist-ghost ladies haunting the place and teared down the fixture and brought it home

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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