Bardwell and McAlister Keg Light [1920 – 1960 models]
These vintage 1K lights are primarily restored with one of three finishes:
“Heavy Metal”: our classic signature look, sand blasted then buffed with wire brushes, next aged to perfection with metallic rubs.
“Rust Never Sleeps”: yup blasted & buffed again, then sprayed with a traditional Japanese brown patina utilizing a 400 year old formula made by monks. Chemical patina process is then sealed with color loc varnish.
“Back n Black”: 1950’s black crinkle finish, a classic mid century machine age finish.
Rewired with standard Edison E26 socket and bulb to be used as a standing lamp. with Baby Rolling Stand (adjustable height from 4′ to 7′ feet). Thick metal housing, cast iron details, brass parts, 6″ inch Fresnel lens. Entirely refurbished, while keeping the original look intact.
Disassembled, Stripped, Restored, & Repurposed. All functions working properly Tilt, Pan, and Spot / Flood
Lights can be purchased at Old Hollywood Light Co.
Bardwell & McAlister – (B & M Lighting) has been in the business of manufacturing motion picture lighting and production equipment since 1926. Although the company has changed hands several times throughout the years B&M has always maintained the respect of professional filmmakers, providing television and major motion picture studios with quality products and services. During the 1940′s B & M had over 200 employees in five separate plants here in southern California and published it’s own in house news paper called the Spotlight. B&M dedicated three of those facilities to producing bomb loaders and other military equipment for the war effort based upon the design of their camera dolly and other production products.
Actual Reviews – that’s what they said!
“Really cool piece of film history! This light was wonderfully restored so it had a nice patina for nostalgia, but meticulously cleaned and polished so it looks great in the living room. John was a joy to work with and made the entire process fun. His passion was contagious!”