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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Solar Spot
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the end of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   8 specimens available

Mole-Richardson 2K fresnel spot with barn doors, used extensively in theatre, film and tv studios. Very heavy item.

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Click to see large picture Smith Victor Cine Light
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Handheld (or bracket mounted)cine lights. The two pictured are 650 watts and mains powered only. Very bright & very hot. Used on tv news or documentary work. Also amateur movie-making.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 210
Period:   from the beginning of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

2000 watt type 210 'Junior Solar Spot' from Mole Richardson. Produced first in 1934, this iconic lamp is now quite rare and sort after. Of cast alloy aluminium, this heavy lamp was of 'silent' operation, specifically 'for use in the production of sound motion pictures'. In our example, the bi-post lamp unit has been implanted with a household light bulb for 'show' only.

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON SCOOP
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

The SCOOP was a 1k soft light source used originally in film studios. In the 1950s Scoop lights were used extensively worldwide in Image Orthicon monochrome studios.

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Click to see large picture Strand Polestar
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   8 specimens available

2kW fresnel Spot for pole operation of pan, tilt and focus. A mainstay of television production lighting at BBC Television Centre in the 1960s and 1970s. All eight of our examples are fully practical with new wiring and lamps.

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Click to see large picture Hewitt Universal Junior
Period:   from the full 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small Hewitt spot light. 100 or 200watt. Typical Hewitt shape. Non practical.

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Click to see large picture BERKEY 2150
Period:   from the end of 1960's to the beginning of 1990's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

A lightweight 1kw 7" fresnel tv studio light, usually suspended. These lights can be adjusted in situ for angle and 'spotting' by pole positioning using the adjuster lugs on the mounting bracket. Very handy to do so from the studio floor where there maybe a 35ft drop.

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Click to see large picture GEC 10 Flood
Period:   from the end of 1950's to the end of 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

10 lamp, 2KW flood bank. As used in many British TV studios, especially in the 1960s. Fibreglass body. Fully practical and a useful lamp.

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Click to see large picture IANIRO IANBEAM 800
Period:   from the beginning of 1970's to the full 1990's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   4 specimens available

Small portable location (or ENG) lighting, the Ianbeam 800 is generally called a 'redhead'. 800 watts of spot or flood light without the use of a fresnel glass. Portable lightweight stands.

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Click to see large picture GEC Spotlight
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the beginning of 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

GEC spotlight of probably 1950s vintage. Non-practical but does have a 100w bulb implanted for 'effect'. Used originally for am-drams, in church halls or on cheap British films.

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Click to see large picture Strand 500w
Period:   from the full 1950's to the full 1970's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

Small STRAND spotlight. 500 watts. For display only. Non practical

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 614 SPUTNIK
Period:   from the full 1960's to the full 1980's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   2 specimens available

Christened 'The Sputnik' because of its rounded shape and 'alien' tripod legs, the Mole Richardson 614 2K lamp hung in many a tv studio during the 1960s. GA-TV has two examples, both from BBCtv's Lime Grove studios

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Click to see large picture MOLE-RICHARDSON Type 21 Broad
Period:   from the end of 1940's to the full 1960's
Type:   Lighting
Quantity:   1 specimens available

A type 21 Mole Single Broad soft light. Used in film and tv, mainly on small interview sets or in presentation studios. Our example was used lattery at BBC TV Centre in the engineering dept.

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Last updated: 05 December 2017