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Another term for Stage Pin Connector, particularly in California.

From Union Connector - Stage Pins:
The 2P&G pin connector manufactured by Union Connector is the standard electrical connector used in theatrical lighting. The pedigree for this device goes back to the first pin connectors made by Kliegl Bros. in the 1920s. The pin connector is sometimes referred to as a "Bates" connector. This stems from the years that Union Connector manufactured connectors for Bates Electric in California. Today, the Union 2P&G connector is the world's most widely used pin connector.
The bates.gif (Bates®) trademark is registered to Advanced Devices/Marinco.

See also the collaborative article Connectors, Stage Pin .
 
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