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Bracket Handle  (1928)

From Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent ()

From the Regent Theatre, Hanley, from February 1928. 
The Regent audience capacity was 2500 with a large stage (12m wide and 9m deep, including a fly tower). The 18 dimmers of 2kW each were used to light a number of live shows, including the Beatles. 
In 1974 the venue was split into a multiplex, and was closed in 1990. 
The Bracket Handle lighting control board was removed in 1998, and theatre consultant Roger Fox convinced Walter Gerriets to add it to his collection. 
Roger Fox and Joe Aveline restored it to working order. 


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Bracket Handle from Regent Cinema
Bracket Handle from Regent Cinema
Bracket Handle in situ at Regent Cinema
Bracket Handle in situ at Regent Cinema
From Roger Fox Collection
Bracket Handle in situ at Regent Cinema
Bracket Handle in situ at Regent Cinema
From Roger Fox Collection

 

  This item is at Gerriets Museum