See plenty of that style service here in our exchange heritage district.
This is actually clean compared to some 100 year old buildings with the multiple services being tapped off the ug riser. One building I pass by regularly doesnt even have a weather head on top of the riser. The wires come out the top and it looks like the opening is sealed with a blob of mortar.
Re: Weird Service Entrance#124137 08/11/0609:09 PM08/11/0609:09 PM
Looks like the weatherhead on the left side was original, and then the service drop was changed from OH to UG. The new service lateral was run up the side of the building to a second weatherhead, and jumped onto the old one with flying splices.
A very ugly installation, but not a violation as far as I know...
Re: Weird Service Entrance#124138 08/12/0605:07 AM08/12/0605:07 AM
The splice looks like a plastic one that has been painted. I have only ever once seen a lead one, and it was in a really really old building. It also had a braided-type cable coming into it. The jacked seemed like that old style NM stuff. I'll see if I can find the pic.