Tamworth Power Station Museum

A wonderful museum located in Tamworth N.S.W where you can learn about early electrical technology, also see first hand working examples of vintage street lighting, also domestic lighting exhibits.

A new website for the Tamworth Power Station Museum has been created and includes a searchable online archive. Check out the website!

University of Newcastle – E.L.M.A archive

The custodian of E.L.M.A’s written and photographic archives, and financial records.

Get social, learn all about lighting all over the world. Make new friends, you could be living next door to a collector!

Australian Street Light Collectors (Facebook Group)

Learn about street lighting used in Australia, see private collections, and join discussions. Maybe you’ll start collecting street lights too!

Highfields Pioneer Village

Located close to Toowoomba, Qld. Approximately 2 1/2 hours south west of Brisbane. Brand new Energy Museum with a wide range of historic electrical items – not the least of which is a very impressive display of street lighting by local collector and historian James Naumann. There are also displays of early rural fire fighting equipment, fire appliances and other fascinating items. A very good day out that you won’t forget in a hurry!

Love Australia in general? I will be listing a few ‘great reads’ here shortly – watch this space!

Great read #1

Over The Top With Jim – Hugh Lunn

If you grew up in Brisbane any time from 1940 onwards, you will find Hugh’s autobiography an absolute delight to read.


2 thoughts on “Links

  1. Blake Carlin Post author

    Hi Anthony.

    Sorry for the late reply.

    The B2222 is superseded but the lens fitted several models. If you go to your local electrical wholesaler they should be able to order one for you. The lens was also the same on the B2224 and ‘Nostalgia’ models. Hope that helps!

  2. Anthony Fletcher

    Hello there. This is a bit of a long shot but here I go. I am after a lens for what I think is a Sylvania GTE B2222. I work in film and TV and I hired a street light from a Sydney prop store and one of our drivers has lost the lens. I am trying to replace it.
    Any idea of a stash of lenses in Sydney? Someone who might be willing to sell one? I can send a photo of the original to make sure I am looking for the right thing.
    I would appreciate any reply.

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