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Discussion in 'Technical Theatre History' started by sross01986, Mar 6, 2017.

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    Its a custom stage manager's panel. Probably on stage. I'd guess the switches were for cue lights and the faders for house, but they were all one of a kind.

    I designed and specified a lot from when I started in 1982 but stopped more or less about 10 or so years ago and just went to touch screens and maybe some standard Paradigm (then Unison) stations in a panel. Now I'm likely to use one or more touch screens.
     
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    Isn't it odd to see those 'slide patch' pcs on the top?
     
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    if its hooked up, what building is it in, I have friend that seems to have been everywhere here in detroit, he may be able to answer with a little more info....


    Sean...
     
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    Bill & Van, gotta disagree w/you on this one. The "slide patch" on the top looks like a 6-slider Davis dimmer mounted on its side. I'd guess that the six switches are for the 6 circuits and the 6 breakers above the switched are the OCP for those 6 circuits. Judging by the 2"(?) flex from the wall j-box to the rack, there's a bunch of line voltage 20A circuits in there. And since it's all assembled in what look like Bud Radio enclosures (19" rack panels & desk on the console and a 23" rack panel box on top) it looks kinda home-made. (No, I didn't build this one but have made similar.)
     
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    Somebody who admits to knowing about 23" racks: How young are you @JonCarter?
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard.
     
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    Jon - I didn't comment on upper portion - all Vans idea. At first I thought it was controls taped over, then I did think it looked like a slider patch. I still think it's an SMP. There appears to be a label or tag on the wrist wrest. I suspect a company name.

    I suppose it could have nothing to do with a stage or entertainment - so why is it posted here?
     
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    I still think that's a slide patch on top. :think:

    Oh, Please come back and post more pictures of this conundrum @sross01986 !some close ups would be great!
     
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    I don't think I will see it. A Friend actually saw it and wanted more info I thought it was pretty neat.
     
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    A Davis 6 slider autoformer dimmer weighs at least 75 pounds. Due to the weight and mechanical support required, I doubt there is one in that box.

    I dismantled an old Davis panel and was planning to keep the dimmer until I tried lifting it. I still have the slider patch and some Heineman breakers.
     

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