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c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms
  • c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms
  • c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms
  • c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms
  • c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms

c1898 Revo Moseley Lamp Post Plymouth Coat of Arms

Price:

£150.00


Product Description

A rare Victorian Plymouth City Coat of Arms that adorns the inspection door on a Revo Moseley Lamp Post base.

The curved door is made of a heavy cast iron, with the raised moulded shield, between 2 lions, with the cross dividing the 4 towers and motto, as an integral part of it. There is also the date 1898 of construction and erection (coinciding with the establishment of the Plymouth Corporation Electricity Works), as well as the PCEW cypher.

The Revo Moseley cast iron lamps were very ornate and decorated the important towns and cities in Britain. Being late on the scene of connecting to electrical power, Plymouth was able to benefit from experience of other towns, and invited Dr. J. A. Fleming FRS to make recommendations as to the type and size of a system, which was to include not only lighting, but also electric tramways. His proposals included a power station at Prince Rock, a tramway from Prince Rock to the Theatre Royal, and the provision of public arc lighting in the main shopping streets and on the Hoe Promenade. Incidentally, whereas all the central lamp posts were destroyed and removed after WWII, a few of the Hoe lamp posts still remain emblazoned with the Borough Coat of Arms and PCEW 1898.

Size: 33.5 x 25 x 7 cm (13 x 9 7/8 x 2 ¾ inches)

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