Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/06/04

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Subject: [Leica] Highlands PAW 22
From: cartersxrd at (CartersXRd)
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2019 09:45:38 -0400
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> On Jun 4, 2019, at 6:04 AM, John McMaster <john at> wrote:
> Had a visit to the Wick Heritage Centre, been there before and had seen 
> the lighthouse but this trip was different.....
> We happened to be there as a volunteer was, he asked us if we would like 
> to look inside (there is a locked barrier).  Then he said that he had 
> worked at this lighthouse (Noss Head) in the mid-70s.  It is a unique item 
> as far as they know, it would have been scrapped if someone had not had 
> the foresight to save it.  There is 3.5 tons of glass and brass made in 
> Paris, the unusual bit is having mirrors over the light.  In the fourth 
> picture you see the centre, the light was lit with whale oil (stored in 
> that tank) until the early 70s when it was converted to paraffin - one 
> tank lasted a couple of days.  I asked how the light was turned, obviously 
> there had been no electricity to it.  The mechanism to rotate the light 
> (which is so well balanced that you can turn it with little effort) was a 
> bit like a grandfather clock with weights, but they needed to be rewound 
> every 30 minutes!
> All with M(240) and 35mm Summilux FLE
> C & C welcome
> john
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