Types of Equipment

This is a new section and will be filled out with more details in the coming months (January 2017)

Each page below contains information about the evolution of specific equipment, along with examples from the archive.

Although these are all from the world of stage lighting, which is where we have most archive material at the moment, the aim is to cover all aspects of entertainment technology. 

Archive Contents (by equipment type)


  • Architectural Control & Dimming [14 matches]
  • Architectural Luminaires [22 matches]
  • Control - Direct [21 matches]
  • Control - Manual [49 matches]
  • Control - Memory [177 matches]
  • Control Software [3 matches]
  • Dimming and Multiplex [91 matches]
  • Drafting Tools [1 matches]
  • Effects [84 matches]
  • Film/TV Lighting [49 matches]
  • Installation [6 matches]
  • Lanterns (Named) [99 matches]
  • Lanterns (Patt. Numbered) [104 matches]
  • Media Servers [3 matches]
  • Moving Lights [89 matches]
  • Projection [6 matches]
  • Rigging and Stands [20 matches]
  • Scenic Automation [1 matches]
  • Scenic Products [2 matches]
  • Sound - Amplifiers [5 matches]
  • Sound - Microphones [5 matches]
  • Sound - Mixing [15 matches]
  • Sound - Monitoring [1 matches]
  • Sound - Playback [5 matches]
  • Sound - Processing [2 matches]
  • Sound - Sources [2 matches]
  • Sound - Speakers [6 matches]
  • Stage Mangement, Props, Model Theatre [6 matches]
  • Tools and Testing [1 matches]