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Found a relic

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BillESC, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I've been slowly cleaning out the far end of the warehouse. Just came across this relic. Can you name it?
     

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    DavidNorth ETC Rigging General Manager Premium Member Fight Leukemia Departed Member

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    Bill,

    It looks like a Lighting Methods CH-5 console. If indeed it is, I would like to talk to you.

    David
     
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    LMI 5x36. 36 channels x 5 scenes, with a stand-alone controller for masters of the individual scenes, via push buttons that select what the crossfaders are controlling. As well as a GM and separate scene master faders. Not sure what the last fader on the right on the smaller control does though, possibly an Independent ?, are there a set of independent switches above the top fader row ?. This was a really well designed controller, with a small footprint for all the capacity.

    BTW, when you download the image for a closer view, the image has a label called "LMI 5x36", that sorta' helped.

    Steve B.
     
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    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can't fool the old pro's :)

    Dave, feel free to give me a call.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Here I was thinking it was going to be Levy & Kook's first fixture or something.:( Or at least a resistance plate.

    BillESC, I thought you would know better than to call something from the 1980s a relic.:naughty: Them newfangled preset-style consoles will never catch on!
     
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    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    It's a Lighting Methods CH5 5-scene preset console. It may be one of a kind.

    Since it can no longer generate rental revenue, I think it belongs in the Fred Foster ETC museum!

    Please talk to David North.

    ST
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    When will this, alleged, museum be open and online? And what else does Fred have? I've heard rumor of a Skirpan AutoCue.:)
     
  8. BillESC

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    It's sitting on a pallet on my dock awaiting a truck and is headed to Fred Foster's museum.
     
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    Is this museum available by appointment? I have some down time this summer....and I'm in Wisconsin.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Nice work Bill and the ETC gang for rescuing another little bit of history. Is there really going to be a museum someday? That would be pretty cool to see.
    :angryoldman:5 scene preset! Kids these days with their new fangled cue stacks. have no idea how easy they have it.

    Bill if you have a chance can you take a few good close up pictures of it? It would be great to have a shot of that control box especially to use to teach students how it was done back in the bad old days.
     
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    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    That is absolutely correct--in pristine shape.

    ST
     
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    That is really cool!

    ST
     
  13. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It's a shame I sold my WB-6 years ago . . . LOL
     
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    I just pulled one of those out of SUNY Potsdam and installed it in a Middle school last year. Potsdam was still using it on their Mainstage up till about 6 years ago.
     

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