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Vintage Strand projector floor light (V1)

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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 hand and mounted to a telescopic medical stand. With a polished aluminium body, with lovely cast details, original Fresnel glass lens, and adjustable bracket. These lights are perfect for when a focus of light is desired within an interior.

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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

We always strive to source lighting from intriguing places and many of our original theatre lights have come from some esteemed landmarks. Not only researching their history we study old catalogues. The extract from an original Strand Electric catalogue, dated 1963, features this product and other spotlights in the collection.

Product details

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.

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140 (glass) mm
1430 mm
7 kg
260 mm
290 mm
Silver | Grey

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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