So today I was asked if I would rent some of my antique lights for a show. No kidding, in not having to sell them to make money off them. A client wants some antique pre-40's lights for a show in his house. Ok, it's a bit conviluted in what era they are going for as they also want my 1962 Kliegl Dyna Beam in use for a follow spot during the show. You know, that one that's in the front lobby - yep... that belongs to me thank you... - No the shop don't own it! The owner of the company has a old Strand PC on a stand, I have the follow spot the size of a small motor cycle with working lamp and origional gel. They went from there with rhumer that I have a collection of such things which I do. Gonna be a cool project and show! Need to field at least 12x antique lights or ones of a style that seem old, I count 37 between the shop, myself and the local theater with some of its old lights on my shelf waiting for budget for me to re-wire. Between 2Kw Molelipsoidals and the Ovalite, lots of fixtures to choose from. Yep, as part of rental, this would about cover both some cash for me and re-wiring a large amount of fixtures that have not been in use since before I cut off the asbestos whips. And I don't even have to do the show, just gotta tinker with the old lights during working hours and with supplies and lamps supplied by the shop. Can't think of anything more fun. Brass tacks. The 3Kw Dyna Beam will be a bit too powerful for this show. Looked at it today and remove three screws, add longer ones and it can be re-lamped to 1K as needed to make up for a 2" difference in LCL. The four 1920's box spots I already re-lamped to 50w MR-16 will be tremendously useful in being as bright as a 400w incandescent lamp for lighting the scene, and a truck is on the way to another lighting company that found and offered to me three more antique fixtures for the cost of picking them up. This plus the local community theater will get the last of their lights re-wired. I have one more source dependant on how pure we want to be for either more 1920's fixtures or another Dyna Beam that's currently under an audience at a place I know. All lamps will be provided - not offering up for use my very discontinued either 3K followspot lamp or the various 1K or 2K Mazda lamps for the antique fixtures, I'll modify base seat positions instead to fit other lamps. Other stuff will be lamped as needed by the shop for the show though 250w Fresnel lamps will be a bit more difficult to get or do instead of 500w ones. Heck, even the execuitive dining room's dish washer will be put to use in washing lenses. Love this career.... Just a year ago I was during shop time servicing my Dyna Beam for use as lobby sculpture, now given it works as well as or better than a Lycian 1271, it's going out on its first show in at least 45 years. This much less the Ovalite and 1920's box spots plus PC's will get wired and lamped plus optimized for optimum function. Got a project I'll really love in tinkering with. Beyond this, another task is lamp stringers. Lamps on a string of lights with just as much coolness. Spend a few hours searching about today for the coolest in lamp shapes and types for the show designers to decide. Came up with at least 50x different options between 1900's nestolgic reproduction and LED inside a globe and lots between.