Fully Reconditioned 1950s Theatre Lantern
This is an original Mk1 Patt 23 made by Strand Electric in their Covent Garden works. The lantern is superbly engineered, and features a die cast ventilated body, 360 degree rotation with an iconic circular design. It has been re-purposed in our workshops on the Roseland in Cornwall, these lamps will be noticed in any room and create a real talking point!
It is a genuine and original piece of theatre history, and does show signs of it’s working life. It is not flawless and brand-new but has its own unique patina. The body has been professionally plated to a copper finish and polished to a high gloss. It has then been lacquered to protect the finish and shine. Internally the lantern has been converted to take a domestic Edison Screw LED lamp. It is fitted with cloth covered flex cable, with an in-line switch and moulded plug. It has been tested for electrical safety
The Patt 23 is a profile spotlight and gives a sharp beam for feature / architectural lighting and showing specific objects such as a work of art. Coloured filters can be added in a frame fitted to the colour runners at the front to create mood lighting
The Lantern is displayed on a wooden base stand but can also be suspended from a ceiling fitting, or wall bracket or mounted on a handmade classic wooden tripod floor stand – please call us to discuss your requirements.