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Thorn Beta Five MK16

Nicely cleaned up!

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Tom   [Feb 25, 2018 at 04:29 PM]
My favourite group B SOX lantern! The staple of Oxford's side streets from ~1981 until the onslaught of LED. When I was a kid, these were replacing 125w MBF Eleco Silver Rays on hockey stick columns. If you see a Beta 5 with an exposed spigot, it would have originally had a Silver Ray. Now in rapid decline Sad You just know the LED lanterns that are replacing these with won't match the service period, not by a country mile!
Linear_SLI   [Feb 25, 2018 at 09:25 PM]
I wonder just how much money Thorn made out of these?, even going back to AEI days, I`d love to know what the total sales figure was?
Paul   [Feb 26, 2018 at 09:26 PM]
These and the Alpha One & Alpha 3 were staple diet lanterns around here! Later Alpha Fours took over.

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