Have you ever heard of the old lighting company Hall and Connolly, Inc? Â They made spotlights -Â reflector-lessÂ carbon arc spotlights, that were huge and, well, new then, old now! Hall and Connolly, Inc, from what I can find through research, became part of the Sperry Corporation and the Sperry Corporation’s holdings at some point in the WAY early 1900’s. Â The Sperry Corporation made big wartime spotlights and other World War II-era gear.
The IATSE #354 website had some awesome information on these spots, including a manual! Â I posted the pics of the manual pages after the gallery, check them out!
Check out this Hall and Connolly spotlight – Rick Hutton from InLight Gobos restored this puppy (Spot #322) from dilapidated rustiness to a state of beauty:
This is what it looked like before:
Look through this gallery of shots – click on a thumbnail, a gallery view will open, and you’ll be able to see them all full-sized!
Hall and Connolly Spotlight Manual pages:
Thanks Rick for letting me shoot the spot, and thanks to IATSE #354 for the pics of the manual!