904/7A (2) the National Theatre Production Lighting Opened 1/8/73 Closed 31/12/73. 904/7A (2)

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/30/2
  • Dates of Creation
      01 August 1973-31 December 1973
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains rough notes, sketches and correspondence between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and various contractors and tenderers regarding production lighting, specifically the production lighting control system; its remote control aspects; socket outlets; thyristor dimming characteristics; luminaires; modulation panel; wiring, the quoting and tendering process, and the awarding of contracts; dimmers and racks; trunking; dimmer banks; dimmer rooms; schedules and timetabling; and examinations of prototypes. Correspondents include: Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd; Thorn Lighting Ltd; CCT Theatre Lighting Ltd; Reyrolle Parsons Ltd; Niphan Ltd; Bob Anderson (BBC); Denys Lasdun & Partners; the National Theatre; the South Bank Theatre Board; Dynamic Technology Ltd; Ampex; Flint & Neill Ltd; Crown House Engineering Ltd; Varilectric Ltd; and Polytechnic of Central London. Items include three copies of 'Schedule of Production Lighting Outlets' (904/SC20); outline specification TC 99 'Outline Specification for Production Lighting Dimmer Control System for Studio R1 Television Centre'; drawing number 312R00002 'Schedule of Panel Drilling for Sockets to BS 4343'; timetables for design, installation and handover; and sketches of the control board and panel layouts. Original card folder disposed of. '904/7A (2) the National Theatre Production Lighting Opened 1/8/73 Closed 31/12/73. 904/7A (2)' was written on the spine.

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