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This collection of documents, photographs and journals aims to provide a full history of the work of the former Strand Electric / Rank Strand / Strand Lighting, which is now part of Philips Lighting group, rebranded in 2019 as Signify.
Please let us know if you have additional information or materials to add to the archive.
More material is being located and added to the collection weekly. 

Chronology of Strand Electric / Rank Strand / Strand Lighting (produced from Marketing material, so may not be 100% accurate - please let us know of inaccuracies!)

Archive Contents:

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection

Price Lists and Catalogues

See individual product pages for data sheets, instructions etc.


1925 Strand Catalogue (1925)

1936 Theatrical Lighting catalogue (1936)

1945 Theatrical Lighting Catalogue (1945)

*1945 Strand Electric Brochure (1945)

1949 Theatrical Lighting Catalogue (1949)

1949 Hire Price List (1949)

1949 Consumables Price List (1949)

1950 Price List (1950)

1951 Price List (1951)

1953 Consumables Sales Price List (1953)

1953 Theatrical Lighting Catalogue (1953)

1956 Consumables Price List (1956)

1957 Theatrical Lighting (1957)

1957 Price Alterations (1957)

1958 Price List and Catalogue (1958)

1961 Lighting For Entertainment (1961)

*1963/4 Lighting for Entertainment (1963)

*1966 Lighting for Entertainment (1966)

1968 Hire Price List (1968)

1969 Strand Catalogue (1969)

1969 Price List (1969)

1971 Stage Lighting (1971)

1973 Stage Lighting (1973)

1973 Hire and Sales Price List (1973)

1974 Spring Price List (1974)

*1975 Stage Lighting (1975)

1975 February Price List (1975)

1978 January Price List (1978)

1980 Stage Lighting Brochure (1980)

1980 February Price List (1980)

1980 October Price List (1980)

1982 Quartzcolor Price List (1982)

*Strand Price List 1982 (1982)

*Quartzcolor Price List (1985)

*1987 Strand Spectacular Brochure (1987)

1989 The Strandbook (1989)

1990 The Strandbook (1990)

1992 Insight Product Guide (1992)

1996 Strand Catalogue (1996)

*Strand Lighting Catalogue 1997-98 (1997)

1998-99 Strand Catalogue (1998)

2000 Product Guide (2000)

2007 Catalogue (2007)

People

  • Bob Anderson
  • Leonard George Applebee (L.G.) (1890 - September 1964)
  • Mark Ayton
  • David Baker
  • B Bear
  • Frederick Bentham (23 October 1911 - May 10th 2001)
  • David Bertenshaw
  • Frederick George Brown
  • Mike Cawte
  • Andy Collier
  • Percy Corry
  • Hugh Cotterill
  • David Cunningham
  • David Cusworth
  • John Davies
  • Joe Davis (1912 - 1984)
  • Michael Dyer
  • Arthur Earnshaw (1873 - ?1940)
  • Stanley Earnshaw
  • Richard Farthing
  • Richard Harris
  • Herbert Hughes
  • Edward F. Kook
  • Brian Legge ( - 9 January 2020)
  • Joseph Levy
  • Edwin Lockwood
  • Alan Luxford
  • Morgan McLeod (aka Mac) (1910 - September 1961)
  • Moss Mansell
  • Martin Moore
  • Tommy Morgan
  • Philip Rose
  • Derrick Ross
  • Philip Sheridan (1877 - 1936)
  • John David H. Sheridan (16 March 1908 - May 1987)
  • George Templeton
  • Joe Thornley
  • Anne Valentino
  • Paul Weston (1920 - 2004)
  • James Templeton Wood (Woody) (? - 1985)
  • Bob Woolnough
  • Jim Woolnough
  • John Wright


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