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Painted and Ready for Installation!

Painted this yesterday and assembled it this morning. It was hung just in time for lunch. I shortened the yellow romex after the pic. The leftover romex will be used to mount the T8 wrap light in my grandpa's basement.

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joe_347V   [Oct 22, 2012 at 02:38 AM]
Looks good! I like that you opted to keep the two tone paint job too!

streetlight98   [Oct 22, 2012 at 02:55 AM]
Thanks! Yeah i try to keep the paint as original as possible when i'm restoring lights. BTW, could looking up the UL list number help me or someone else date this? The paper UL label has a number like Listing # 47,000 (with the last three 0s repalced by other numbers) on it...

Silverliner14B   [Oct 22, 2012 at 07:58 PM]
Looking good man! Preheat single lamp industrial units are somewhat uncommon.

streetlight98   [Oct 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM]
Thanks! Yeah I've only ever seen two lamp preheaters when it comes to four-footers. I was anticipating this to be an early rapid start fixture since the starter was hidded above the lamp. The ungrounded cut cord should have been the give away... I'm much happier with it being preheat though! Plus it was in such good condition too. I searched everywhere on the oval shaped HPF GE ballast for a datecode but didn't find one. Neutral Jace thinks this is from the 50s, which seems reasonable. The sockets are Hygrade Sylvania Corperation branded.

joe_347V   [Oct 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM]
I think single lamp industrial units are pretty rare thing by itself, I've only ever seen them at my old high school in the display cases. They were removed and replaced with plain old dual T8 strips 2009-2010 but I was able to score a pair which I used to light my workbench.

I've also seen single lamp HO fixtures before in a fire exit stairwell, I'd guess those are pretty rare too.

streetlight98   [Oct 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM]
Yeah single lamp HOs sound sort of rare, though I don't think I've ever seen an HO light. only slimlines. BTW, does anyone know where the term "slimline" came from? Neutral

traffic light1   [Dec 03, 2012 at 01:52 AM]
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It was nice!

streetlight98   [Dec 03, 2012 at 02:12 AM]
Thanks! Yeah guys Bryan saw my collection in person earlier today! He and i exchanged some cool stuff!

A_lights   [Dec 03, 2012 at 05:32 AM]
@Mike:nice fixture !
the original Slimline lamps were T8 @230mA not sure why T12 came after, Dave D knows more

GullWhiz   [Dec 03, 2012 at 05:17 PM]
Was the orignal fixture paint or was it actually porecline? My workshop light from the 40s is actually porecline!

streetlight98   [Dec 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM]
@ Aaron; thanks!
@ Jace; this was bush-coated steel. You could tell the paint had a "hand-coated" texture to it.

joe_347V   [Mar 18, 2013 at 03:47 AM]
Hmm, looking at here it seems the Hygrade-Sylvania name was only used between 1938 and 1942. Shocked The oval shaped ballast seem to suggest that it's from the early 40s too, I think newer ballasts from the mid-late 40s had rectangular cases.

streetlight98   [Mar 18, 2013 at 08:32 PM]
oh wow! yeah the ballast is 1940s looking. i can't believe this staying in such great shape over the years! i think the preheater at my grandpa's shop's bathroom is from 1940-ish, making it original to the building.

joe_347V   [Mar 19, 2013 at 08:09 AM]
Yeah, I guess it was either well built or was taken care of over the years.

streetlight98   [Mar 19, 2013 at 08:18 PM]
yeah it has a hole punched through the reflector but that's no biggie. It was removed with a working lamp too.

joe_347V   [Mar 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM]
Hmm this light or the one at your Grandpa's place? If the hole is small enough and the metal thick enough you might be able to fill it with Bondo or something similar before you paint it.

streetlight98   [Mar 20, 2013 at 12:47 AM]
the fixture in the pic has a hole in the reflector. you can see the hole on the bottom right portion of the reflector that's over my basement's tile above. the one at my grandpa's shop is in pefect shape though it looks really dirty and in need of a good rinsing and knowing me, a nice coat of new paint. Surprised my grandpa hasn't heard of spring cleaning i guess lol.

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