Vintage Strand projector floor light (V1)Era: 1950s Origin: UK
A vintage floor standing British theatre light by 'Strand Electric', an original 'Patt 123' spotlight which has been refurbished and reassembled by hand into a feature floor lamp.
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
A polished aluminium body features cast manufacturer's detailing on the rear and the original Fresnel glass lens, which was designed to provide optimum focus of light. The adjustable bracket makes these lights perfect for when focus of light is desired within an interior. Mounted to a telescopic medical stand, which is a brushed and lacquered steel, dated 1967.
Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 3 meters olive green braided cable, inline foot switch and a plug. Maximum height: 2330mm | Minimum height: 1430mm.
140 (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 toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse.
- Tina | Cheshire | UK
Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights!
- Jean | London | 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.
- Gordon | Glasgow | UK
Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent
- Jonny | East Sussex | UK