SPRING CITY PA – Guns collected by the Spring City Police Department as evidence of crimes committed during the past three decades will be put to new – and peaceably decorative – use next Tuesday (July 13, 2010), as they get melted down to create ornamental lighting to be erected on Main Street in the borough.

One of Spring City Electrical's ornamental street lights is shown against the Philadelphia skyline at night in this photo from the company's website.

The guns will be stripped down by the police and, in partnership with the borough, handed over to the foundry at Spring City Electrical, a nationally known firm that casts and manufactures street lights for architectural and landscaping uses in the U.S. and internationally, according to company spokeswoman Tracie Wolf.

Borough Mayor Michael Weiss, Police Chief Deidre Sherman, and company employees are expected to be on hand for the melt-down and subsequent metal-pouring in the firm’s factory at Hall and Main streets, Spring City PA. A ceremony to unveil the finished products should be scheduled sometime in early August, Wolf added.

Spring City Electrical has been in operation for 166 years, according to its website, and does the bulk of its business in cast ornamental lighting systems like those being created for Main Street. Many of its products include light-emitting diodes (LED) that produce bright, white light and consume less electricity than traditional lighting. Its LED product line was introduced last March (2009).

Photo from Spring City Electrical

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