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#164016 - 05/23/07 07:35 AM 1928 GE Streetlighting Catalog  
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A big thanks to Albert LaFrance for this:

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I'm in the process of scanning "Novalux" brand street lighting
equipment section from a 1928 General
Electric catalog. The pages show some water stains from a severe flood in my basement last year, but I think everything is legible


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This and the rest of the catalog pages are available full sized at Albert's page as linked below:
GE Catalog



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#164024 - 05/23/07 09:41 AM Re: 1928 GE Streetlighting Catalog [Re: electure]  
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Great Picture of Indianapolis :-)
I have the GE 1939-40 catalogue with the Novalux fixtures. I suspect that WW II delayed delivery.
The department of cute / historic district keeps trying to borrow my copy.


Alan--
If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#164067 - 05/24/07 09:22 AM Re: 1928 GE Streetlighting Catalog [Re: electure]  
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One thing I like about these streetlights is that they're incandescent, which I think is still the most attractive source for that purpose. Maybe it's because incandescent light is what most of us associate with our homes, so using it in a streetlight makes the outdoors feel more comfortable and inviting.

And there's something really beautiful about an incandescent streetlight in a rainstorm, or with snow swirling around it.


#164100 - 05/24/07 08:59 PM Re: 1928 GE Streetlighting Catalog [Re: Albert]  
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Great look into days past.

GE also used "Novalux" for its traffic signal line, up until the 1940s I beieve.

Ian A.


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#164115 - 05/25/07 06:29 AM Re: 1928 GE Streetlighting Catalog [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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They seem to have found some kind of discharge lamp that gives off a light pretty close to incandescent, I occasionally see them pop up here in Austria. They are perfectly interchangeable with sodium lamps, that's why I guess gas discharge.
Very nice, yellowish light, only sometimes a little too pink.



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