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Vintage lighting by Strand Electric (L)

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Vintage lighting by Strand Electric (L)

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A large run of 'Strand Electric: Patt 60' theatre floodlights from the 1960s converted to feature pendant light. Specialist lighting like this was used throughout television studios, cinemas and exhibition halls.

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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

The main steel body has been brushed and lacquered, features include an original makers plaque and cast aluminium wing nuts, that lock the bracket in position when angled. A new etched glass diffusion screen has been fitted which provides an even glow of light when illuminated. 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 with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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450 mm
6.5 kg
360 mm
330 mm
Gun Metal Grey

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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