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Started by Teletran, May 18, 2006, 12:23 pm

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Teletran

May 28, 2006, 08:14 pm #75 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:12 pm by scarfwearer
This one's on public property so it's not like I'm just going to nick it, although I fully intend to bring my contour gauge on my next trip to the zoo. It's a good thing it's not at the airport or they might think I was a terrorist.
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DoctorWho8

May 31, 2006, 02:43 am #76 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 10:13 pm by scarfwearer
There's a 5 3/4" X 5 3/4" fresnel from Minnesota, US on ebay.  The item number is 7418293317.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

DoctorWho8

Mar 05, 2006, 05:54 am #77 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
Odd.  I tried it on my other machine and it worked fine on it.  Well, go to http://www.menardsonlinecollections.com/ and do a search for Triumph.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

Scarfwearer

Mar 05, 2006, 06:16 am #78 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
The tinylink worked fine for me (IE6) - slight pause before it takes you there, but that's OK.

Oh and.... Nice Find!

Looks like they ship to the lower 48, but not internationally...

EDIT: quickly tried it again, and it took me to a bath tap! All subsequent attempts have worked, however. Maybe their website had hiccups.

Crispin

karsthotep

Mar 05, 2006, 01:50 pm #79 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
awesome very nice find.
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

Sorvan

Mar 05, 2006, 04:00 pm #80 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
I just tried the link and it works fr me now.  I guess there was some sort of hiccup that happened last night.

Bill, you're saying that the lens is 8" x 6".  I'm guessing that would be 8" tall by 6" diameter.  I'm thinking that's a bit tall, but I'm sure one could cut it down a bit.

That's an excellent find, if I hadn't already bought the somewhat battered lens that I found on eBay, I'd certainly be getting one of these.

Colin

Sorvan

Mar 05, 2006, 04:12 pm #81 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
Just doing some poking around, these are made by Hunter Lighting.  If you go to their site, search the product catalog for Beacon.  They have a store locator on their site (for the US), just incase you want to get it from a different store.  They show different sizes of lanterns, but I've no idea if these would be different sizes of lenses or not - it's something to investigate.

Colin


DoctorWho8

Mar 06, 2006, 01:41 am #82 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:02 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: sorvan board=build thread=1141535057 post=1141574426Bill, you're saying that the lens is 8" x 6".  I'm guessing that would be 8" tall by 6" diameter.  I'm thinking that's a bit tall, but I'm sure one could cut it down a bit.


I couldn't find the boxes for that lamp, just the sample they had onthe wall and my rough guess was 8" X "6.  Thinking about it further after looking at their website, it may be closer to 7" X 5" or 7.5" X 5.5".  I'll try Menards again in person later this week.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

Sorvan

Mar 06, 2006, 05:30 pm #83 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:03 pm by scarfwearer
I contacted customer support for Hunter Lighting and asked about the "glass shades" that are part of their Beacon Series.  I asked for the diameter and height for the different sizes of wall lanterns and here's what I got:

90951FL (Beacon 1 Light Small Wall Lantern)    3 1/8" at top and bottom 5" tall
90952FL (Beacon 1 Light Medium Wall Lantern) 4 3/8" top and bottom 6 3/4" tall
90953FL (Beacon 1 Light Large Wall Lantern)   4 3/4" top 5" bottom 7 3/8" tall

These part numbers refer to a specific finish.  The small lanterns are advertised as 13" high, the medium ones at 16" and the large ones at 17".  The person at customer support didn't know the diameter in the middle of the lenses.

I was also told that they don't stock many spares (for people who break the glass) so while the person thought that they may be able to spare 1 or 2, I don't think we should all rush out to our local retailers and get them to order "replacement glass".

Colin

Sorvan

Jun 01, 2006, 06:24 pm #84 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:03 pm by scarfwearer
It looks like Perko makes decent size lenses.  Look on page 80 of their online catalog.  These would be found at marine supply stores.

Colin

Doctor Iz

Jun 03, 2006, 05:48 pm #85 Last Edit: Oct 31, 2010, 11:48 pm by Scarfwearer
Colin -- nice find indeed on those Fresnel Lens's!

FYI:
Karst and Purple got their Fresnel lens from Hardware Specialty Co. Their particular lens measurements: height 6" x diameter 6.5"

I spoke to a guy named Joe Wilson.  He was very helpful.   They have about 30-40 glass 360 degree Fresnel lens' left.  They have not sold the glass ones in quite some time.  There going for about $44.00 US.  I ordered one and will post a pic to make sure it is the real McCoy!
I have included the address, phone numbers, web site that Karst posted on my thread for those interested.

Cheers -- Jon

Hardware Specialty Co.
3419 11th Ave S.W.
Seattle, WA 98134

Phone(206)624-5785
Fax (206)682)-0186

Web: http://home.att.net/~hardspec/
email: electwire@att.net

Just got the Fresnel lens in today, 12 June 06.  The lens measures  5 3/4" in height and 5 1/2" in diameter for those interested.  Here's a couple pics:
[noIMG]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Fresnel%20Lense/FresnelLenseheight.jpg[/img]

[noIMG]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Fresnel%20Lense/FresnelLensediameter.jpg[/img]

Cheers,
Jon
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chriskingbees

Jun 13, 2006, 08:33 pm #86 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All
My fresnel lens came today from the marine store. I rang them and spoke to a very nice lady called Mary Brown who was extremely helpful. Their number is 01621874490 or 01621874491
Code NT8127
Anchor lamp lens
Part no. 4114/5
This No. is the whole lamp but Mary sorted me out .She said their suppliers have 24 or so left and when they're gone, thery're gone.
Hope this is of help
KB
PS Mary has asked me to point out that the lens is £24.95 plus pnp coming to about £31 in total. She has had two orders already so get in quick if this is the one for you


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thecontractor5

Mar 16, 2007, 01:31 pm #87 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks To Chris above, i managed to get 1 of the Fresnel Dioptics from the above place, at the time i ordered mine, there were approximatley 30 or so left in stock, however i was told by Mary after checking the Warehouse Manager/Worker had "Thrown them out" so alas i think i got the last 1,but if you need 1 check with them anyway

Rassilons Rod

Mar 16, 2007, 04:24 pm #88 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Blimey, I did a double take there - once took some photos of my fresnel that looked almost exactly like that. Even the background was quite similar...  :o

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Rassilons Rod

Mar 19, 2007, 02:30 pm #89 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: flashgordon board=build thread=1141535057 post=1174308442BTW: When they did that scene, did they damage or destroy that prop????


I love Mark of the Rani. A great story! I've often wondered how they did that too... Could also have destroyed the camera, let alone the TARDIS! Which always made me think it was a modelshot. That said, in that case it was a BRILLIANT model.

-Marc
"throw the TARDIS down the well! (throw the TARDIS down the well!) So my Skaro can be free..." or something... *cough*
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.