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Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « on: November 29, 2022, 06:09:43 PM » Author: RadiantMV
This is something i was thinking about recently. Here in Canada, Crouse-Hinds gained the rights to the old Westinghouse cobrahead lineup (as opposed to Cooper in the USA) and i own one of their OV-15s and have seen their OV-25s both on LG and in the wild. This begs the question, did they make OV-50s as well?


Here is a photograph of what i believe could very well be a Crouse-Hinds OV-50 (if they do in fact exist). Note that it has the same PC mount position as their smaller luminaires and is unlikely to be a Cooper OVL since as i said before they were never marked as cooper up here to my knowledge.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #1 on: November 29, 2022, 06:12:52 PM » Author: Burrito
Yes, but they're called the OVL
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #2 on: November 29, 2022, 06:17:44 PM » Author: High Intensity
Yes they did, but it was called the OVL. Also, Crouse-Hinds bought the rights to the Westinghouse fixture line up in both the USA and Canada, but Crouse-Hinds was later bought by Cooper, so later ones were sold by Cooper.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #3 on: November 29, 2022, 06:19:41 PM » Author: Burrito
It was probably called the OVL up in Canada too
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #4 on: November 29, 2022, 06:52:36 PM » Author: RadiantMV
Yes they did, but it was called the OVL. Also, Crouse-Hinds bought the rights to the Westinghouse fixture line up in both the USA and Canada, but Crouse-Hinds was later bought by Cooper, so later ones were sold by Cooper.
I may be misinterpreting your comment but what i mean is OV-50/OVLs marked as Crouse-Hinds and not Cooper. Up here in Canada we never had cooper marked fixtures, only Crouse-Hinds ones.

Also correct me if I’m wrong but i think the OVL may have just been a US name as the equivalent Cooper/Crouse-Hinds made OV-25s were called OVWs. No fixture by that name was made up here to my knowledge and they kept calling it an OV-25 until the end.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #5 on: November 29, 2022, 07:07:13 PM » Author: High Intensity
I am saying that Crouse-Hinds likely did continue to market the OV-50 after buying Westinghouse's street and outdoor lighting division.

Also, if these three photos are to be believed, then Cooper did sell fixtures up in Canada, just like how Crouse-Hinds sold fixtures in the USA before being bought out by Cooper.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #6 on: November 29, 2022, 08:11:29 PM » Author: joseph_125
IIRC while the OV-50/OVL was rare here in Ontario, some places in Alberta used them until the 2000s, gotta wonder if they were marketed under the OV-50 or OVL name.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #7 on: November 29, 2022, 11:24:35 PM » Author: RadiantMV
We still have a bunch of them on the freeways over here, although the 327 is much more common.
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Re: Did Crouse-Hinds make OV-50s? « Reply #8 on: February 18, 2023, 08:06:33 PM » Author: BT25
Cooper bought out Crouse-Hinds in 1981, and Westinghouse's luminaire division in 1982. They decided after buying both the US and Canadian works to brand them Crouse-Hinds. At some later date, Cooper (US) changed the branding to Cooper Lighting, Street Works, and Lumark.
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