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 [27 matches]
  • Colour Changers [17 matches]
  • Control - Direct [28 matches]
  • Control - Manual [58 matches]
  • Control - Memory [246 matches]
  • Control Software [8 matches]
  • Dimming and Multiplex [114 matches]
  • Drafting Tools [1 matches]
  • Effects [110 matches]
  • Film/TV Lighting [55 matches]
  • Installation [10 matches]
  • Lanterns (Named) [153 matches]
  • Lanterns (Patt. Numbered) [104 matches]
  • LX Rigging and Stands [22 matches]
  • Media Servers [4 matches]
  • Moving Lights [141 matches]
  • Projection [9 matches]
  • Rigging [1 matches]
  • Scenic Automation [5 matches]
  • Scenic Products [3 matches]
  • Software [5 matches]
  • Sound - Amplifiers [5 matches]
  • Sound - Microphones [5 matches]
  • Sound - Mixing [26 matches]
  • Sound - Monitoring [1 matches]
  • Sound - Playback [11 matches]
  • Sound - Processing [3 matches]
  • Sound - Recording [0 matches]
  • Sound - Sources [2 matches]
  • Sound - Speakers [7 matches]
  • Stage Mangement, Props, Model Theatre [6 matches]
  • Staging [0 matches]
  • Tools and Testing [7 matches]
  • Video Production [3 matches]