Vintage Furse theatre projector and tripodEra: 1960s Origin: UK
A vintage floor standing lamp comprising a British theatre projector by 'Furse', , who were a 1960s reseller of 'Strand Electric' products, mounted to a stunning 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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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 projector would have once been used to illuminate stage floors and television studios. 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 'SOKKIA'surveyors tripod. A three legged waxed wooden frame with polished aluminium detailing and feet.
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
145 (glass) mm
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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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly.
- David | East Sussex | UK
Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks
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- Robert | Chichester | UK
What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks
- Neil | Cumbria | UK