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1950s RR Beard Ltd Film Studio Light

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1950’s RR Beard Ltd Film Studio Light

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Dimensions:

W-60 D-60 H-160 (cm)

Item Reference:

67732-1453-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 67732-1453-1
Item No. 67732 - Dealer No. 1453 - Building No. 1

Description

This 1950’s film sudio spot light has its original adjustable stand, movable zoom light and is fitted with a on / off switch fitted on the casing. The light has been rewired, (with new switch and bulb holder fitted to allow a low energy bulb to be fitted), making the light suitable for use in the home (the light originally had a 750w bulb fitted). The electrics have been checked and passed as ok by a qualified PAT (portable appliances testing) engineer. 

RR Beard Ltd (Later Photon Beard) was a London based company established in 1882 making Victorian gas house and street lighting. Robert Royou Beard (1856–1932) was born in Bermondsey London. He invented and pioneered the first automatic gas pressure regulator, and played a key role in the development of gas lighting. 

In the 1920s and 30's RRB was one of the recognised names for lighting within the British Film Industry. It was Beard's lighting equipment that was chosen for the then- new Pinewood Film Studios (which I the 1950/60s are best known for the carry on franchise, Doctor in the house, James Bond Dr No , and a number of Norman Wisdom film comedy film) This notoriety which led to further installations in many London and provincial theatres.

The company has always made highly engineered portable lighting, and is still making lights for the movie, theatre and television industry today.

Specifications

Item Reference
67732-1453-1
Dimensions
Height: 160 cm
Width: 60 cm
Depth: 60 cm
Material
Steel
Era
Vintage & Industrial
Period
1950s, C20th
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Very good, used condition. A few knocks and scratches, all expected for its age.

Delivery

  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

We are able to deliver any item to anywhere in the World, and so for any item/location, we are able to obtain quotes for delivery/shipping.

To make an enquiry call us on 01427 668 389