ELECO concrete lamp posts
Early Lamp Posts
ELECO (The Engineering and Lighting Equipment Company) started in 1895 as The Gilbert Arc Lamp Company.
In London some of their early lamp posts in London still survive along the bank of the river thames in the borough of Westminster. It seems that unlike most councils, Westminster council does care about some of its real heratage. Although they do have a lot of replica victorian lamp posts, these are not bog standard DW Windsors, and are very genuine looking to trick you into thinking they are real.
In the 1950s Eleco made awesome looking swan neck lamp posts. Today it is very rare to find an un-modernized one.
Awesome original 50s Eleco swan neck in Gillingham.
There are loads of 50s Elecos in Gillingham but all the rest have been modernized.
This one was modernized in the 80s
Modernized in the 90s
This one in Sittingbourn has a weird mod.
In 1965 Eleco invented their awesome looking lantern style post top lamp. This is a very well designed lamp which gives all round light. These originally had spooky mercury bulbs, these have been replaced with yukky orange sodium bulbs
Unusual 60s? Eleco with larger timer compartment. This one was modernized in the 90s.
Unusual 60s? Eleco with larger timer compartment. Sadly this one was modernized in 2010 with an ugly Phillips lamp (non LED version). It used to be a classic Eleco lantern. Also a local chav has realized that the lamp can be turned side to side.
An early example of a slim Eleco (with the older Eleco logo). This one was modernized in the 90s
Another early example of a slim Eleco (with the older Eleco logo). This one was modernized in the 90s with a post top lamp.
1960s major road
Un-modernized major road lamp posts are rare. I havn't found one of these yet.
60s Eleco major road lamp post in Margate modernized in the 80s with Phillips MA series lamp.
60s Eleco major road lamp post in Faversham modernized in the 80s.
Eleco now made their Eleco Slim map posts which were an updated more modern desgin. Notice the updated circle logo.
These ones were modernized in the 90s.
These ones were modernized in the 90s with post top lamps (not as nice as the original Eleco ones).
This one was modernized in the 2010s.
This one was modernized in the 90s with a metal bracket.
This one was modernized in the 90s with an all round lamp (similar to the original).
1970s major road
This one was modernized but reusing the original lamp.
This one was modernized in the late 2000s
Eleco became Davis Engineering. The demand for concrete lamp posts stopped in the 80s, Davis started making metal lamp posts.
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