Fred Bentham died peacefully in London on May 10. To many people in the industry, Bentham was the father of modern entertainment lighting and became a well-known personality during his forty-two years with Strand. Born in Harlesden in northwest London on October 23, 1911 Bentham joined The Strand Electric and Engineering Company in 1932 and quickly made his mark by overhauling the product range, publishing a new case-bound catalogue in 1936 which included a host of products, including the ...

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