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wheeler boston « on: May 20, 2007, 05:29:59 PM » Author: prawnman88
does anybody know of this company ? history  or anything? web pages or any kind of info im trying to find out about my light thx guys for any help
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 06:49:59 PM » Author: TudorWhiz
I know Dave would know for sure!
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 07:28:52 PM » Author: prawnman88
i dont think hes getting my emails
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 12:40:49 AM » Author: Silverliner
Hey guys Wheeler Boston was a largish manufacturer of lighting fixtures and street lights based in Boston. They made streetlights with teardrops, radial wave reflectors, quarter moon reflectors, outdoor incandescent scoop floods, etc. They also made horizontal open mercs with quarter moon reflectors. They even made clamshells with and without intergral ballasts. Sadly Wheeler folded in 1978.

Wheeler streetlights were rare in California as well as the West, but I own two Wheelers. One is a Wheeler Boston incandescent with a quarter moon reflector and a rounded head just like your radial wave except mine has the PC socket. The other is a horizontal open 175w mercury with a quarter moon reflector.

Anyway Rich I just got your latest email and I will reply as soon as I can!
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 05:27:48 AM » Author: CrestwoodOhio
I have a feeling Wheeler lights & Pemco lights were very identical. And also GE & Westinghouse may have each made a model similar to the Wheeler & Pemco lights
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 03:46:13 AM » Author: CrestwoodOhio
I thought Wheeler Boston also made a funny type Cobrahead streetlight in its later years. And I thought Wheeler Boston merged in with AE/ITT/Thomas & Betts companies in the later years.
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 06:41:18 PM » Author: streetlight98
That doesn't sound correct to me. AFAIK Wheeler just made "NEMA" style incandescent fixtures with a variety of reflector options.
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 10:24:00 AM » Author: CrestwoodOhio
That doesn't sound correct to me. AFAIK Wheeler just made "NEMA" style incandescent fixtures with a variety of reflector options.

Images from http://www.vintagestreetlights.com/ by Joe Maurath, Jr.
These are the funny looking Cobraheads The Boston Wheeler company made.
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 06:47:37 PM » Author: streetlight98
Those are not cobraheads. These are "open bottom" mercury luminaires that use a modded NEMA crescent moon optical. They also made a version with a smaller slipfitter area for horizontal incandescent lamps. Unsure of the point of that since AFAIK, vertical/base-up is the ideal position for an incandescent lamp...

Cobraheads are typically characterized as have a one-piece cast aluminum housing with a hinged cast aluminum door (or doors) and having an enclosed and gasketed optical assembly.
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Re: wheeler boston « Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 07:19:55 PM » Author: CrestwoodOhio
To also explain why I thought Wheeler Boston might've been related to ITT/Thomas & Betts/American Electric,
I notice a back piece of the open bottom mercury luminaire was identical to an ITT cobrahead early model fixture that looked similar to a Westinghouse Silverliner OV-15

Those are not cobraheads. These are "open bottom" mercury luminaires that use a modded NEMA crescent moon optical. They also made a version with a smaller slipfitter area for horizontal incandescent lamps. Unsure of the point of that since AFAIK, vertical/base-up is the ideal position for an incandescent lamp...

Cobraheads are typically characterized as have a one-piece cast aluminum housing with a hinged cast aluminum door (or doors) and having an enclosed and gasketed optical assembly.
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