Bordoni Transformer Dimmer  (1930s)
Siemens


Bordoni dimmers at Beaulieu Theatre, Lausanne


The Bordoni system at the Beaulieu Theatre, Lausanne (opened in 1954) was (in German) a Bühnen-Wechselstromsteller. Which seems to translate as the far less impressive-sounding 'Stage AC controller'. 
We're grateful to Emma Davis and Martin Chisnall (who toured to the venue with Mamma Mia in 2016) for the photographs of the system and the documents. 

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Documents

Bordoni system at Beaulieu Theatre
Bordoni system at Beaulieu Theatre 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Controls at Beaulieu
Controls at Beaulieu 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Controls at Beaulieu
Controls at Beaulieu 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Detail of the controls at Beaulieu
Detail of the controls at Beaulieu 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Detail of the dimmers
Detail of the dimmers 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Dimmers
Dimmers 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Main intake at Beaulieu
Main intake at Beaulieu 
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Master faders at Beaulieu
Master faders at Beaulieu 
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Overview of the system at Beaulieu
Overview of the system at Beaulieu 
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Tracker wires
Tracker wires 
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Tracker wires to counterweights (at bottom)
Tracker wires to counterweights (at bottom) 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection
Tracker wires to the dimmers
Tracker wires to the dimmers 
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From Backstage Heritage Collection

Classic Gear - Bordoni (December 2016)
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From Lighting & Sound International

Journal Entries for Bordoni Transformer Dimmer in the Backstage Heritage Collection


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