IDM  (1965 December)
Strand Lighting


First fully working lighting control system with Instant Dimmer Memory.
This first version was known as IDM/DL. It was later redesigned and re-named MSR (or IDM/MSR).
A total of 20 IDM/DL or IDM/MSR systems were installed between 1966 and 1972.

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Documents

IDM
IDM 
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From Alan Luxford Collection
Photo: Original IDM Desk
Photo: Original IDM Desk 
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From Alan Luxford Collection

IDM/DL/TV-BBC Specification (March 1968)
Written by Fred Bentham, PRS, B Bear
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From Bob Anderson Collection
Photo: IDM/DL Console Opened
Photo: IDM/DL Console Opened (March 1968)
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From Bob Anderson Collection
Photo: IDM/DL Console Showing Special Controls
Photo: IDM/DL Console Showing Special Controls (March 1968)
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From Bob Anderson Collection
Photo: IDM/DL Storage Rack
Photo: IDM/DL Storage Rack (March 1968)
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From Bob Anderson Collection

IDM/DL Instant Dimmer Memory Lighting Control manual (July 1969)
Part 1: Function and Operation
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From Frederick Brown Collection

1971 Stage Lighting (p.15) (October 1971)
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From Strand Archive
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House
Photo: IDM Installation in Prague State Opera House (1973)
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From Bob Hartley Collection
Advert - Theatre Crafts May/June 1975
Advert - Theatre Crafts May/June 1975 (May 1975)
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From Backstage Heritage Collection

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection


IDM Control Desk  (1972)
From the New London Theatre
From The NEET Collection

Journal Entries for IDM in the Backstage Heritage Collection


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