Mole Richardson 410 2K [1930 – 1950]
Repurposed Vintage Hollywood Movie Light rewired with standard Edison E26 socket and bulb to be used as a standing lamp. Light Fixture & matching Rolling Mole Richardson Junior Stand (adjustable height from 4′ to 7′ feet). Thick metal housing, steel, cast iron details, brass parts, 10″ inch Fresnel lens. Completed refurbished while still keeping it’s vintage look intact.
These vintage 2K 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. cool chemical patina process sealed with color loc varnish.
“Back n Black”: 1950’s black crinkle finish, a classic mid century machine age finish.
Disassembled, Stripped, Restored, & Repurposed. All functions working properly Tilt, Pan, and Spot / Flood [All components historically correct]
Lights can be purchased at Old Hollywood Light Co.
Mole-Richardson – Also known as Mole, is a stage lighting instrument and motion picture lighting manufacturing company originally based in Hollywood, California. The company was started in 1927 by Sicilian immigrant Pietro “Peter” Mule (changed to Mole). Born November 10, 1891, in the Italian town of Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily, he first worked for General Electric (GE) in New York.
In 1927 he began selling incandescent tungsten lighting to the film industry, which allowed a more natural lighting than the previous arc lights. The new lights were also silent, an advantage for the new sound films.
Mole-Richardson invented the Fresnel Solar Spot unit in 1935, adapting the fresnel lighthouse lens for use in motion pictures. It won the first of four technical Academy Awards the company has earned.
Actual Reviews – that’s what they said!
“Astoundingly beautiful. Pictures do not do these lamps justice. Each one is unique, incredibly well-made, and immaculately restored. I would absolutely buy one of these again–and probably will.”