Damaged Thorn Europhane Pilote T2
This lantern was originally used on one of the sliproads mentioned above. It was removed when its column (8266) was hit by a vehicle on Thursday, 16th November 2006. The column was located on quite a sharp bend and so the vehicle must have lost control as it came onto the bend. The lantern was severely damaged in the accident and will only be used to provide parts for other lanterns - I am therefore not counting this lantern as an addition to the collection. Surprisingly, the bowl survived - it is fully intact.
The canopy came off worst in the accident - the entire back end has broken off and a small hole has appeared in the front. The aluminium spigot (visible at the back of the lantern) is cracked.
On the other hand, the bowl and chassis were hardly damaged at all - in fact, the bowl will simply need cleaning.
I have already started looting the lantern - the lamp has been removed!
A label is fitted over the French wording moulded into the chassis to provide an English translation (though 'Lamp House' doesn't really make sense!). The complete example does not feature this.
The gear is battered as well - the ballast has been crushed - causing the terminal blocks to be wrenched out; and part of the ignitor's casing is missing.
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