HOME      GALLERY      HELP      SEARCH FORUM      LOGIN      REGISTER     
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 22, 2018, 01:50:52 pm

+  Gallery of Lights
|-+  Lamps
| |-+  Antique
| | |-+  Pittsburgh Transformer Company
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Pittsburgh Transformer Company  (Read 2370 times)
Nevada Willis
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 92



View Profile WWW Email
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:50:51 pm »

Hey gang.

Does anyone have any info on the Pittsburgh Transformer Company?  I fell into an ancient bowl reflector lamp with a cast ribbed head.  The reflector has a cobalt blue enamel top.  A number cast on the body is "442."  I'm thinking that it could be a PTC fixture.

Thanks!

Report to moderator   Logged

  ":O) Willis
Nevada Willis
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 92



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 12:31:04 pm »

It is a Pittsburgh Transformer Company fixture.  It turns out that PTC had a very unique proprietary series street light system in the early 1920s where current regulation took place inside the various lamp fixtures.

Here's an information sheet I put together.

http://www.kbrhorse.net/streetlights/ptc.html

Report to moderator   Logged

  ":O) Willis
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Want To Help Gallery Of Lights? Donate!