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Vintage Furse theatre projector and tripod

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Vintage Furse theatre projector and tripod

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A vintage floor lamp featuring a British theatre projector by Furse - a 1960s reseller of renowned Strand Electric products - mounted to a wooden Kern surveyor's tripod. The projector would have once illuminated stage floors and television studios, now sensitively restored for modern use.

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 polished aluminium body has been refurbished and reassembled by hand and features a manufacturer's plaque and original convex glass lens and hood. Mounted through an adjustable bracket to a restored 1950s Fern Swiss surveyor's tripod. A three-legged waxed wooden frame with polished aluminium detailing and feet.

Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 3 olive green braided cable, inline foot switch and a plug. Maximum height: 2050mm | Minimum height: 1450mm

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145 (glass) mm
1450 mm
11.5 kg
445 (projector) mm
260 (braket) mm
Silver | Brown

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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