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Very old Westinghouse OV-20 side mount pendant still in use

Very old Westinghouse OV-20 side mount pendant still in use

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These fixtures were a dime a dozen in the LA area, now very few remain. This one is still in use, but is the only one left in this area. There are still other old double guys nearby but now have GE M-1000s and M-400A2s. There are a couple more side mount OV-20 pendants just off the 5/710 interchange but are long abandoned.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Westinghouse
Model Reference:OV-20 Side Mount Pendant
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Fixture
Ballast Type:6.6 amp series isolation ballast located in transformer vault next to pole
Location:Stocker and La Brea, Ladera Heights, CA (just outside LA city limits)
Electrical
Wattage:400w
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:c. 1947-1950

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Jun 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM Author: Mercury Man
((sigh)) I wish the old luminaires were just maintained instead of scrapped!
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Jun 12, 2010 at 04:08 AM Author: NiMo
One big problem with that is when you have to replace old deteriorating poles or with new construction, you have to upgrade to new poles and fixtures. There are plenty of good looking and good quality reproductions out there.

Group Replacement, Baby

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Jun 12, 2010 at 04:48 AM Author: TudorWhiz
Would actually be cool if they made OV-20 and clamshell reproductions!!! But apparently it doesn't please some people....

There's actually some companies Joe M. Jr. mentioned....that are still made using the same CASTINGS MOLDS as they did before

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Verd a ray classic.


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Jun 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM Author: Silverliner
Funny thing, recently they did work on the median where these old poles are. They replaced the transformer vaults next to the poles, but didn't replace the lighting system.

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

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