Lantern acquired in July 2007.
This GEC lantern is also an earlier type with an aluminium canopy - although it uses the same bowl as the later Z9554M version. (Some earlier Z9554s used a deeper Perspex bowl - see here for an example.) The Z9554 is not as popular as the Z9554M in Derby - examples do exist, however - particularly on Duffield Road in Darley Abbey.
If you hold your mouse cursor over the highlighted pictures, the image will change to the equivalent one showing the newer Z9554M. This way, both lanterns can be compared.
Little has changed in the design of the Z9554 and the Z9554M - the canopy has been changed from aluminium to GRP, and space for a NEMA socket has been added.
The canopy has been drilled for a two-part cell but this is much less conspicuous than a NEMA socket would be.
The bowl design is the same on both this and the Z9554M - although originally a deep Perspex bowl was employed with the Z9554.
Some minor changes have taken place inside the lantern - namely that the simple hook-shaped lamp support has been replaced with a spring-loaded one - presumably to offer more support to the lamp.
The identification plate can be found near the grub screws. This was replaced with a label on the later models.
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