Fully Reconditioned Theatre Lantern
Manufactured by WJ Furse in their Traffic Street works in Nottingham from the mid 1970’s to late1980’s
We have a pair of these smaller fresnel spotlights rescued from a backstage store in a very poor condition. The casings have been stripped back, to bare metal, repaired and re-coated to the original Rondel Blue finish.
Like it’s larger brother the JFR is well engineered and has a rolled steel ventilated body, with a cast alloy lens housing which holds a 6″(150mm) fresnel lens. The lanterns have 360o rotation, and over 90o of tilt movement.
The lanterns have been rewired to take a domestic Bayonet Cap lamp and fitted with silver cloth covered cable with in-line switch and moulded plug. They have been tested for electrical safety and will be supplied with a certificate of compliance.
The JFR is a fresnel spotlight and gives a wide soft edged beam for highlighting walls or ceilings. Colour filters can be added in a frame fitted to the runners at the front to create mood lighting.
The lanterns can be supplied with either wooden base stand or a handmade wooden tripod stand, both can be seen in the photo’s on the left.
Lantern Size 10” (254mm) x 12½” (318mm) x 15″ (381mm)
Body:- Constructed from pressed steel with ventilation baffles. Access to interior via hinged front lens assembly
Focusing – moving lamp tray with 100mm reflector operated by adjustable in bottom of lantern case.
Lens – 150mm Fresnel with double colour runners mounted on hinged casting
Original Lamp:- Gx9.5 bi-pin lamp holder. 1000w tungsten halogen T11