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Electronic Control for Thyratron  (1949 - 1956)
Strand



Also known as the 'Woods Electronic' after it's inventor.

The board of Strand Electric decided on 5th January 1954 to make no further sales of the Electronic and associated dimmers, due to the technical problems and hidden costs caused by the need for isolation transformers to reduce electrical losses. (from research by David Bertenshaw)
There were just over 30 installations in total, in 6 years of existence. 

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Electronic Control for Thyratron dimmers
Electronic Control for Thyratron dimmers 
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From Strand Archive
Photo: Thyratron Dimmer Rack
Photo: Thyratron Dimmer Rack 
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From Strand Archive
Electronic Control at the National Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland
Electronic Control at the National Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland (December 1949)
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From Strand Archive

1953 Theatrical Lighting - Control (1953)
8 page brochure 'Electronic' 
From Bob Anderson Collection
Give Me Some Light - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Give Me Some Light - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (March 1958)
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Riverside Thyratron Electronic Control (May 1958)
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From Bob Anderson Collection

LSI - Classic Gear - Electronic (May 2018)
[613kb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Electronic Control Desk  
From Jim Laws Collection

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Electronic Control for Thyratron in the Backstage Heritage Collection


The Old Vic (TABS - 1950)

A Tale of Three Switchboards (TABS - 1972)

NEW at the ALBERY Theatre (TABS - 1977)

Back to Control - Manual (Strand)


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