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Joslyn "semi teardrop" luminaire
I've had this street light longer than any other in my collection, acquiring it in 1966 from the town dump. (My neighbor and I would buy streetlights still on their mounting arms for fifty cents each, pedal them across town on the handlebars of our bikes, clean them up, install new bulbs and wiring and sell them for $ 7.50. That was a lot of hamburger and root beer money back then.) I hit a pothole and dropped this particular light, shattering the refractor. I saved it and later used it for ranch lighting with an open reflector. In 2010 I found an original Joslyn semi-teardrop refractor so now it's hanging in the collection in its former glory.
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Album name:Nevada Willis / Restored Vintage Street Lights
Company and Date Manufactured:Joslyn Manufacturing, Chicago, IL., circa 1950s- 60s
Model:Pendant semi-teardrop
Lamp Type:Incandescent (CFL used for indoor display)
File Size:20 KB
Date added:05 Nov 2011
Dimensions:450 x 450 pixels
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streetlight98  [05 Nov 2011 at 19:31]

Nice that you were able to get an origional lens for this. You've been collecting quite a while. I got my first light in 2008.

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