904/7C Remote Control Luminaires 904/7C [National Theatre Remote Control Lanterns (reference number 904/7C)]

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/32
  • Dates of Creation
      21 July 1972-07 September 1979
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd correspondence with the client and various contractors regarding remote control lanterns as well as sketches and file notes. Topics covered include possible design ideas; motors; likely cost; control desks; the specification; proposals to meet the specification by Rank Strand Electric Ltd; quotations this and by other companies; research trips, including to Brussels and Vienna; Rank Strand Electric Ltd's failure to prioritise the work after being awarded contract and resulting delays; slide change; completion of the installation and timetables; colour changers; M-Bus outlets; and remote pan, tilt & focus. Correspondents include Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Evershed Power-Optics Ltd; CCT Theatre Lighting Ltd; Ludwig Pani; Denys Lasdun & Partners; the South Bank Theatre Board; Flint & Neill Ltd; and the National Theatre. The file includes specification 904/SP.28 'Remote Control Installation', a descriptive document titled 'Desk for the Remote Control and Memorising of Servo-controlled Projectors', drawing number IC14511 issue B 'Position Control Panel', drawing number IB14510 issue C 'Position Control Panel', and an informal report discussing possible approaches to the design for the remote control system. The original card folder has been disposed of. '904/7C Remote Control Luminaires 904/7C' was written on the spine.

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