extremely rare 1930’s Beattie News-Reel Floodlite
Classic film studio light made by BEATTIE lights , a division of OTTO K. OLESEN COMPANY Hollywood, CA c.1930's
Rewired with standard Edison socket and bulb to be used as a standing lamp. Massive inline switch & manufacturer correct Rolling Stand (adjustable height from 4' to 8' feet), Metal housing, cast iron details, 15" inch reflector. Completely refurbished, while still keeping its vintage look intact.
Currently fitting with super fun 60watt vintage style foot long bulb. It's not bright with this bulb, more of a mood light, but super cool fun look. If you need more power out of the light you can always swap out the light bulb for a more powerful one...
Disassembled, Stripped, Restored, & Repurposed. All functions working properly Tilt, Pan, and Spot / Flood [All components historically correct]
Theres are near impossible to find these days, doesn't matter how many studio backlots you scour or auctions you attend, only a handful have survived worldwide.
Otto K. Olesen was the first to provide lights for shooting motion pictures inside a studio. Hollywood's original illumination engineer was inducted into the Scandinavian American Hall of Fame in California, at the Nordic Spirit Symposium.
Otto K. Olesen, who died in 1964, emigrated from Denmark to California in 1911 as a 20-year-old college graduate. Starting with two abandoned military searchlights, he developed his lighting technique and within a few years launched the use of lighting for premieres. He was the first to provide lights for shooting motion pictures inside a studio.
He went on to become the first lighting engineer for the Hollywood Bowl and Los Angeles Coliseum. He provided the lighting for the 1927 grand opening of Grumman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood and the 1937 opening ceremony of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, which utilized 500 searchlights fed by 30 miles of cable.
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All Lights are refurbished using USA specifications as the lights were originally manufactured.
120 Volt AC, E26 sockets (Edison Screw Medium/Standard), and either NEMA 1-15 ungrounded (Type A) or NEMA 5-15 grounded (Type B) plugs. Unless otherwise noted in description. Use in Non North American Regions will require the user purchase the correct current / Plug adapter for use in their county.
* Receiving base for bulbs - These two standards are interchangeable, meaning a US E26 will fit in a European E27 base, and E27 will fit in a E26 base. The only difference is the voltage (for light bulbs). In fact there is only 1 mm difference between the threads of E26 and E27, so they are virtually identical.