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Mini Gumball
A rare sight nowadays, a mini gumball path light. Note the remote PC and the lack of any ballasts. This still sports a 100w incandescent. 
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Mini Gumball

A rare sight nowadays, a mini gumball path light. Note the remote PC and the lack of any ballasts. This still sports a 100w incandescent.

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Album name:joe_347V / Toronto Area Streetlights
Keywords:American_Streetlights
Company and Date Manufactured:Powerlite Devices, mid 50s
Model Number:"Mini Gumball"
Wattage:100w
Lamp Type:Incandescent
Filesize:613 KiB
Date added:May 16, 2014
Dimensions:1834 x 1374 pixels
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streetlight98   [May 16, 2014 at 07:18 PM]
Nice! Still nice and shiney after all these years. Smile
joe_347V   [May 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM]
Thanks! I find the Powerlite mini gumballs tend to keep their shine really well.
streetlight98   [May 17, 2014 at 01:20 AM]
I guess it's not cast aluminum? They must have polished them very well. I love the semi-tapered refractor on these lights. I find the traditional round gumballs a little boring but these are cool. I liek the hi-fi needle refractor with 100W MV heads. For incandescent lamps I like radial wave or admiral's hat optics best.
joe_347V   [May 19, 2014 at 02:33 AM]
Yeah, I think they're stamped aluminium sorta like the Form 400s. I guess they might have applied some clear coat to the head too lol. Yeah, the tapered reflector gives it quite a bit of character compared to regular gumballs.

St Jacobs has these same exact gumballs but with 100w merc ballasts fitted. They look really nice at night. I believe Toronto had them too but they got killed off in the early 90s by HPS R47s. Razz
Form109   [May 21, 2014 at 01:59 AM]
Gumballs,teardrops always look great! I love seeing a classic one...repos just dont quite have the same effect.
joe_347V   [May 25, 2014 at 05:25 AM]
Yeah same here. Although the Cooper ones look so closely like the real things that I treat them as vintage. Razz
Form109   [May 31, 2014 at 07:10 AM]
now that's true! the Cooper one's look like they came right from that Era. probably my least favorite repos are the one's that have the glasstop reflectors I guess?
joe_347V   [Aug 07, 2014 at 07:08 AM]
Finally had a chance to see this at night, it turns out this is still incandescent. I'd say 100w as it was fairly dim.
streetlight98   [Aug 07, 2014 at 01:20 PM]
Ahh incandeacent? Yeah in order to put out any useful light that high up it would have to be at least 200 or 300W lol.

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