Lighting Here's the Promenade Deck light after 60 years of paint has been chipped off. There are 28. The paint was so thick it took a hammer and chisel to chip off. The glass lens is nearly opaque. The curved surface is the reflector for the lamp. Not very bright. Here's the underside of the casting, before blasting it with glass beads. Same underside, after glass bead blasting, with a coat of zinc-rich primer. This looks better. But it needs a coat of reflective paint. The brass comes up beautifully with steel wool polishing:. Spider webs, dirt and dust. Inside the paper insulation has turned to powder. Six different pieces to the socket. Each separately cleaned, and repaired. Inscription reads 600 W / 250 VOLTS PAT OCT 31 1905 GEN ELEC CO. USA What a difference wire wheel buffing and welding where required makes. The reflector has been painted with white enamel and then given a dusting of silver enamel. The exterior of the casting has been painted with two coats of flat black rustproof enamel. The brass frame has been coated with clear laquer to prevent oxidation. Ready for installation. About 5 man hours per light to get them to this stage. Now to get them mounted, wired and powered. We estimate another 500 man hours.