Salvaged theatre light by Strand and tripodEra: 1950s Origin: UK
A stunning floor light with a British theatre projector by 'Strand Electric' mounted to a surveyors tripod.
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.View all lights from UK
The original 'Patt 743' spotlight comprises of a brushed and lacquered steel body with a polished aluminium lens guard, complete with it's original Fresnel glass lens and manufacturer's plaque. The light is mounted through the adjustable bracket to a restored 1950s surveyors tripod. A three legged waxed oak frame with polished aluminium plate and feet. The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and taken from the 'Strand Electric, Lighting for entertainment' Dated 1963.
The light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 3 meters of traditional twisted black braided cable, inline foot switch and a plug. Max height: 2060mm | Min height: 1460mm.
190 (glass) mm
Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
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.View all Strand Electric Lights
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