Type of Lighting
"The type of column being
referred to above will be one of the Mackenzie and Moncur slimline
columns. These were made up of 25ft steel shafts and 6ft cast-iron
brackets and were installed from the 1930s until the mid-1950s on main
roads and housing estates."
"Mercury lighting is still used
in Edinburgh today, mostly on the railing-stop lanterns in the New Town,
but also on some side streets and in Duddingston Village."
"Gilmerton Road was lit by these
columns from Nether Liberton to the old No.3 bus terminus at the city
boundary. These dated from 1937 and lasted until 1971."
Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland: January 22,