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1960s theatre projector lights

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A salvaged British theatre projectors by 'Strand Electric', an international specialist in stage lighting. The original 'Patt 23' spotlight would have illuminated theatres such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House.

UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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Restoration

Compared to other spotlights in the Strand range, this model uses an adjustable glass lens to focus the light beam. The polished aluminium body has been refurbished and reassembled by hand and features cast manufacturer's detailing. The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and taken from the Strand Electric: Lighting for entertainment, dated 1963.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension wire, olive green braided cable and a ceiling mounting plate.

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200 mm
320 mm
3.2 kg
260 mm
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Silver

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Strand Electric

Manufacturer: Strand Electric

Strand Electric was founded in 1914 by theatre electricians Arthur Earnshaw and Phillip Sheridan at 19-24 Floral Street, London. Over the next 50 years Strand became the UK and Europe's principal manufacturers of stage lighting and theatre equipment. In 1968, Strand was purchased by the famous Rank Film Corporation and became Rank Strand. Strand was eventually bought from Rank by a venture capitalist group in the late 1990s. Today, Strand Lighting is still run as a separate, independent company within Royal Philips Lighting, and continues as a leading name in stage, television and motion picture lighting.

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