904/5B1 6 Drum Revolve From Nov 78

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/12/6
  • Dates of Creation
      14 December 1972-06 April 1979
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and enclosures sent Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and the client and contractors regarding the drum revolve. Specific topics include labour withdrawal threat by Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd and ongoing financial disputes, including whether the contract is complete and ex-gratia payments; faults with and modifications and damage to the equipment; problems with noise; testing; cap stage installation; CCTV; scenery hoists; controlling drum functions using a digital calculator; testing; Lyttelton power flying; Evershed Power-Optics original contract and variations; and torque testing. Other correspondents include Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd; the South Bank Theatre Board; Mole Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd; Denys Lasdun & Partners; Evershed Power-Optics Ltd; Sound Research Laboratories Ltd; Tele-Stage Associates Ltd; Davis, Belfield and Everest; Coubro + Scrutton (M & I) Ltd; the National Theatre; and the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology. The file also includes a write-up of the operating facilities of the drum revolve, a sketch of a friction drive, and sketch 'Olivier Theatre Drum Revolve - Elevator Position Control'. The original card folder has been disposed of. '6 Drum Revolve Nov 78-Aug 80' was written on the front cover, and '904/5B1 6 Drum Revolve From Nov 78' was written on the spine.

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