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Patt.743  Strand


1000W Fresnel

Many of these classic lanterns are still in use. To bring them up to date in terms of health and safety, the wiring should be completely replaced, a safety bond should be used between the barndoor and the main lantern, and ideally a microswitch should be used to isolate the power when the front lens is opened. Because of the easy access to live terminals when the lens is opened, this lantern should not be used in schools unless it's been modified to isolate power.

A lensless 1000W Patt.743 was used in the London production of The Lord of the Rings as a backlight (to cast shadows) on the Last Battle sequence. (2006-2008)

Lamp change: Undo screw at the top right of the lens - the lens 'door' will open allowing easy access to the lamp, and to the rear of the lens for cleaning.

Lamp type: T/11 1000W
Colour frame: 215mm square
Beam Angle: 15-65 degrees
Quantity manufactured: Not known.

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1971 Stage Lighting (p.7) (October 1971)
From Strand Archive

1974 Spring Hire Price List - Page 9 (April 1974)
From Roger Fox Collection

1974 Spring Price List - Page 3 (April 1974)
From Roger Fox Collection

Lighting for Clubs and Pubs (1975)
[3.8Mb PDF]
From Jim Laws Collection

Pattern 743 Instructions (1976)
[2.9Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Stage Lighting (July 1978)
From Jim Laws Collection

1980 Stage Lighting - Page 4 (February 1980)
From Roger Fox Collection

1980 October Price List (October 1980)
From Jim Laws Collection

LSI: Classic Gear - Patt.223/743 (January 2010)
[External Website]
From Lighting & Sound International

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Patt.743 in the Backstage Heritage Collection

1973 Stage Lighting (1973)

Stage Lighting - Fresnel Spots (1975)

Lighting by the Book (1979)

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