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Holy halfpipers!

Holy halfpipers!

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There are several of these well-preserved halfpipers in what used to be a hardware store in downtown Anderson, SC. Much of the building has collapsed, but the section with the halfpipers seems to be mostly intact. These are somewhat outdoors due to this large hole in one of the walls (through which this photo was taken). I don't know if the building is safe to enter.

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Lamp Type:F40T12
Base:G13
Shape/Finish:Linear
Fixture
Fixture Type:Halfpiper
Ballast Type:Magnetic preheat unless converted
Location:Anderson Hardware Co, East Whitner Street, Anderson, SC, USA
Electrical
Wattage:4 x 40
Voltage:120
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:1940s

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Feb 22, 2014 at 09:43 PM Author: Silverliner
Wow, that's quite a sight! Looks very, very art deco inside! The old incandescent fixtures are neat too. I'm surprised the lamps in the half pipers as well as the incandescent fixtures are mostly intact. Usually vandals break them and stuff.

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Feb 22, 2014 at 09:59 PM Author: nicksfans
I also couldn't believe these have lasted this long in here. One could very easily walk inside. The doors used to be padlocked but it looks like someone broke in.

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Feb 22, 2014 at 10:26 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
Who cares if the building is safe to enter? I'd risk my life for those beauties! If the building is going to be torn down or something, maybe somebody should rescue these.

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Feb 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM Author: nicksfans
I haven't heard anything about the place being demolished, but I may try to get a hold of the owner.

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Feb 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM Author: funkybulb
Id would give it a shot at rescuing these
With all those holes in the deco Celling
If the were to attempt to restore the bulding
If it possible. It would get covered up in drop
Celing.,

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Feb 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM Author: socketgeek63
Hopefully these fixtures can be rescued if it's okay with the owners, but that is an incredible sight with the half piper flourescents and an schoolhouse style globe pendant Incadescent fixture in one place!

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Feb 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM Author: DieselNut
There is a hardware store in a town about an hour away from me that has a few half pipers and a vintage incandescent in use. I stopped and gave the guy my number and told him I was interested in the lights if they ever decided to change them out. He said "why would anyone want those annoying things?" I explained my love for vintage lighting and he put my number in his file with a note saying "store lights".
I would DEFINITELY see about getting these lights, with permission first and then if the owner says the building is "too risky", obtain them in a "midnight raid". I am not too far from you so we could make it team work!

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Feb 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM Author: funkybulb
If that the case i would love have a example
If a half piper and one of those school house incandescent. If yall ever acquire them.

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Feb 24, 2014 at 01:16 PM Author: jercar954
Whew!I'd love to have those half pipers to put in my antique radio workshop I have in my cellar!! Sure beats the T-8 garbage the seller installed in the house before we bought it!!

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Feb 24, 2014 at 01:54 PM Author: thirdpyramid
I'd risk it and grab 'em. I certainly didn't ask the building I work in for permission to take those half pipers nor the myriad of red and green mazda bulbs and I'm happy with my impulsive choice. Plus it was a lot harder sneaking out 4' fixtures in an occupied, high profile building
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Mar 08, 2014 at 01:06 AM Author: Globe Collector
"A midnight raid"! I did that recently, for some Sylvania SHP50/CO/I HPS. Got 'em with a bulb grabber stick!
But it was lot easier than getting these down. I see they aren't on chains, but two solid nickel plated rods to a ceiling plate, which I assume you must push down the rods to reveal the mounting screws.
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Mar 08, 2014 at 12:01 PM Author: ace100w120v
I'd still get ahold of the owner first but definately save these!
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Mar 07, 2015 at 12:13 AM Author: dspiffy
Any news on these Nick and John?
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Mar 07, 2015 at 02:29 AM Author: Pyte
In a case like this I didn't used to mass with the owners because it is always a hard issue. Act in time because the world is changing so fast that everything is dissapearing what becomes accessable. So if you don't act urgently for the noble goal some people will demolish in a short time. This is my experience.

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Mar 07, 2015 at 08:32 AM Author: nicksfans
Unfortunately not except that the building doesn't look like it has been messed with since, so I assume these are still there. I need to get off my lazy butt and get in touch with the owners. I've sent the real estate company a couple of emails with no response. I'll have to go through the property records online and find the actual owner.

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Mar 07, 2015 at 12:17 PM Author: dspiffy
If you can save some, I want one!
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Mar 07, 2015 at 12:28 PM Author: Solanaceae
Noice. Go on a midnight run for the lights. One if by road, two if by secret path!

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Mar 08, 2015 at 03:27 AM Author: Pyte
In several cases owners don't mind whether these lanterns are in their building or not. But when they have the information that someone wants those, even someone(s) collect(s) these will urgently be appreciated what may means for you a lot of expenses. This is my experience in Hungary.
But certainly you can appreciate the exact situation whether you can leave the owner(s) out or not.

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