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Thyratron  (1952 - 1966)
Strand


Valve Dimming


First system was installed at the National Theatre, Reykjavik in 1949.

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

See Electronic Control For Thyratron for more details of installations. 

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Documents

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
Thyratron Racks at Reykjavik (courtesy Kevin Theobald)
Thyratron Racks at Reykjavik (courtesy Kevin Theobald) (1950)
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1953 Theatrical Lighting - Control (1953)
8 page brochure 'Electronic' 
From Bob Anderson Collection

1953 Theatrical Lighting - Control (1953)
From Bob Anderson Collection

Thyratron Control Report - Riverside 2 (January 1957)
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From Bob Anderson Collection

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Thyratron Dimmer Rack  
From Jim Laws Collection

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Thyratron in the Backstage Heritage Collection


The Old Vic (TABS - 1950)

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