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Old 15th Jan 2020, 10:44 am   #6
Brigham
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK.
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Default Re: We are the Champions

Nice to see the cotton-covered flex and brown plug. These are the touches that make the whole thing 'right'.
The original Belling lamp wasn't a pygmy type. It was much the same shape as a fireglow, but with a more dense orange coating. It was marked 'Belling', which can easily be arranged if you are buying by the thousand.
I experiment with different red or orange lamps; it's interesting, if a bit whimsical. Someone mentioned the ex-Admiralty submarine bulbs, which are an amazing deep red. I wish I could find a supply of them.
Don't try green; it looks like a particularly vivid nightmare!

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