|Description||Miniature stage lighting equipment designed and made by Robert Stanbury. This particular equipment was ordered by Rae Hammond who was General Manager of the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. The miniature stage lighting is generally for use with 1:24 theatre design models although the equipment is larger for practical reasons. Robert Stanbury taught stage lighting to theatre design students at the Wimbledon College of Art in the late 1950s until the mid-1960s. He also made equipment for people including the eminent lighting designers Michael Northen and Richard Pilbrow and companies such as the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.|
The equipment includes a control desk and several luminaires and everything is unique and handmade. The parts have been labelled to help match them to the control desk e.g. FOH. The control desk pins are moved left/right and the lighting is controlled with the large left and right turning knobs. This collection also includes correspondence between Rae Hammond and Robert Stanbury in which Rae Hammond discusses the particulars of what he wanted in the miniature stage lighting. The control desks were usually designed to a particular specification (layout, number of circuits etc.), whereas the luminaires were hand-built to a standard design.