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Vintage Strand projector floor light (V2)

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Vintage Strand projector floor light (V2)

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A feature floor-standing lamp with a salvaged 'Strand Electric Patt 23' British theatre light, which would have once been used to illuminated theatres such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House.

 

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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

This Patt 23 spotlight uses an adjustable convex glass lens to focus the light beam, which can be directed by angling the light with lockable adjustment on the bracket. The extract shown, from our manufacture’s catalogue archive, features a number of spotlights in the collection. Taken from the 'Strand Electric, Lighting for entertainment', dated 1963.

Product details

The 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. Max height: 2300mm | Min height: 1520mm

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200 mm
1520 (min) mm
7 kg
260 mm
n/a mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

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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