904/5B1 Drum Revolve 8

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  • Reference
      GB 2080 TPC/1/12/8
  • Dates of Creation
      23 November 1978-27 May 1981
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

The file contains correspondence and attached enclosures sent between Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd and the client and contractors regarding the drum revolve. Specific subjects covered include how to operate the control panel; testing; the relative roles of, and related disputes between, Mole-Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd, Evershed Power Optics Ltd and Telestage Associates Ltd in the completion of the project and who should shoulder the costs; the commissioning programme; whether the drum revolve will be completed to specification or whether it should be relaxed; removal of the drum cap; the drum revolve calculator; progress and outstanding works; calculation of working hours; drum noise; quotations and payments. Correspondents include Mole Richardson (Stage & Studio Engineering) Ltd; Evershed Power-Optics Ltd; the South Bank Theatre Board; Tele-Stage Associates Ltd; Denys Lasdun Redhouse & Softley; The Consultancy Consortium; Rank Audio Visual Ltd; Rank Strand Electric Ltd; Office of Arts & Libraries; and the National Theatre. The file includes instructions 'Operation of Drum Revolve Main Control Panel in the National Theatre'; 904/FS5 'Specification for the Drum Revolve Stage for the Upper Theatre of the National Theatre of Great Britain'; and contract time analysis tables. The original card folder has been disposed of. '8 904-5B1 Drum Revolve June 80-Feb 81' and 'includes quotation & early papers for reference.' were written on the front, and '904/5B1 Drum Revolve 8' was written on the spine.

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