Pomham Rocks Lighthouse 1971

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This 1971 photo of the 4th Order Fresnel Lens is unfortunately a double exposure with Dennis Tardiff’s bedroom. The light was electrified and had been for many years. In the event that a bulb burnt out, a spring loaded mechanism would automatically pivot another bulb into position and light it. There was no alarm sounding warning us that this had happened so we would have to check each day to see if we needed to replace a bulb. Dennis does not recall a bulb ever blowing out.

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© Pomham Rocks Lighthouse 2017