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Strand Electric and Engineering Co

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of 19-24 Floral Street, London, WC2

Strand Electric were the UK's and Europe's principal manufacturers of stage lighting and theatre equipment.

Their head of R&D Frederick Bentham was the designer of the Light Console and many Spotlights. They pioneered the use of die-cast mouldings for spotlight construction.

1914 Founded by Arthur Earnshaw and Phillip Sheridan.

1937 Manufacturing electrical engineers. [1]

WWII: designed and manufactured TAT training simulators for the Royal Navy.

1968 Acquired by Rank Organisation[2].

Now exist only as a brand name.

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