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1960s theatre projector and French tripod

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1960s theatre projector and French tripod

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

An extra-large original 'Strand Electric: Patt 49' British theatre projector, a real one off feature floor light, mounted to an original French surveyors tripod.

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

The brushed and lacquered steel body has vented detailing on the rear enclosure. Angling the light through the lockable bracket allows the direction of light be adjusted, while it can also be rotated 360 degrees. The tripod was manufactured by a French company Morin, which was established in 1880 and was a leading supplier in mathematical instruments. Embossed detailing found on the tripod 'H.Morin, 11 Rue Dulong, Paris' really emphasises the heritage of the piece.

Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 3 meters elephant grey braided cable, inline foot switch and a plug.

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1880 mm
13 kg
270 mm
360 mm
Gun metal grey | Brown

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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