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Odeon cinema, Kettlehouse Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham: the projection box with British Thomson-Houston projectors

RIBA14544
Clavering, John Cecil (1910-2001)
NOTES: Cecil Clavering joined the Harry Weedon practice as an assistant in 1933 and was responsible for the design of the Odeon cinemas at Kingstanding, Colwyn Bay, Scarborough and Sutton Coldfield. This Odeon closed in 1962 and the building was converted into a bingo hall. It was Grade II listed in 1980 since it is considered one of the finest works of the partnership and one of the best surviving examples of Odeon cinemas in Britain.

Palais Garnier (Opera de Paris), Place de l'Opera, Paris: stage machinery

RIBA16077
Garnier, Charles (1825-1898)
SOURCE: Charles Garnier. Le nouvel opera de Paris, vol. 2 (Paris, 1880), pl. 58

Machinery used to lift the Vatican obelisk in Rome in 1586

RIBA16246
Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 169

Machinery used to erect the statue of the king in the Place de Louis XV (Place de la Concorde), Paris

RIBA16367
SOURCE: Pierre Patte. Monumens eriges en France (Paris, 1765), pl. XIII
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