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5ft 80w GEC Genalux BC fitting

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Album name:Rob_TDCi / Surface Fluorescent Luminaires
Power Consumption:80W
Working Voltage:250V
Cap Type:Bayonet cap
Circuit Type:Magnetic
Comments:Without doubt, I have put more work and money into this fitting than any other to date and will not be repeating this any time soon! Starting with a 220 mile round trip, to collect it, though that was no great hardship as it took in some breathtaking Derbyshire countryside and some great country roads. This fitting had been rescued from a derelict hospital with a leaky roof, meaning that the back of the spine was in a poor state. However the reflector and all the electrics were in excellent condition and have come up really well following a clean up! The rest of it was stripped down and sanded to the metal with a belt sander and re-sprayed. The ballast and cap were a military green but are left with the primer for now until I can get the right colour. Really quiet ballast.
Date / Code:1950s
Country Of Origin:England
Filesize:143 KiB
Date added:Mar 08, 2014
Dimensions:1280 x 779 pixels
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Tom   [Mar 08, 2014 at 09:33 PM]
Awesome stuff Rob! Looks just like my old Benjamin! I need to get the Bulgin plug and socket for mine!
Andy   [Mar 08, 2014 at 10:33 PM]
This looks absolutely mint! What a fantastic find. Very Happy
SuperSix   [Mar 09, 2014 at 02:51 PM]
You've done an excellent job! Looks like new!
Kev   [Mar 09, 2014 at 03:42 PM]
What a great find rob and top restore! Surprised did this come with a bc tube at all?? Very good job!
Rob_TDCi   [Mar 09, 2014 at 04:10 PM]
Thanks guys Razz . The BC tube is the one I won back in September, so I have been after a fitting since that wasn't for silly money. There is some pitting on the top of the spine from rust, but not bad really for the age. Yes Tom, I have seen your Benjamin fitting, is very similar. The main difference i notice is the slots in the reflector for your are rounded.
Kev   [Mar 09, 2014 at 05:32 PM]
Bet it was good switching this on after years of neglect!!!
Rob_TDCi   [Mar 09, 2014 at 09:25 PM]
Yes indeed Kev, and that the ballast is so quiet as well! I wish I had taken a picture of me after I had finished attacking it with the belt sander, I was covered in brown dust! Looked quite funny.
ps111111   [Mar 18, 2014 at 11:43 PM]
excellent effort

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