On Monday 26/06/2006 I contacted Paul Turnbull from Cockermouth, he told me that he had saved a couple of Thorn Alpha 9s for me. On the 30/06/2006 I drove to Cockermouth to pick the lanterns up, many Thanks Paul :). The following picture shows a road in Keswick illuminated by Alpha 9s.
One of the lanterns had been twisted and had a few stone holes in the shade. The other lantern is in perfect condition but the lamp support ring has been snapped off. I intend to make one good lantern out of the two. The following pictures show the lanterns once I got them home.
On the 06/07/2006 I stripped the fitting down ready to be sprayed. The following pictures show this process and then the completed lantern.