C.1938 Operay Multibeam Surgical Light

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C.1938 Operay Multibeam Surgical Light

5,500.00

The Operay Multibeam was first invented in the late 1930's as the first shadowless surgical light. It was quite sought after in operation amphitheaters that I have seen many ledgers where this lamp was the department highest equipment purchase for the year. This lamp had a short life span since its powerful arc would react to gasses in the operating room and cause explosions. Its successor was encased in a heavy cast iron housing and not as attractive. 

The mechanism consists of a bulb on the inside that reflects off six tiny concave mirrors that act as the focus to direct the beam through the prismatic lenses bouncing off the mirror plates and creating a singular focus. Typically this lamp had a large counter balance and is anchored to a high ceiling. This piece is just the main housing as it was found in a retired surgeons home in Wisconsin. He had kept the light as a memento from the Mendota Sanitarium that had seen the likes of patients such as Ed Gien among others.

The last few photos show how I have installed it in our show room with the use of scientific clamps to a T-bar as a solution for hanging. You can also add an additional light if you want on the top (socket needed) and hang it in a variety of ways. Meaures 12"to top of lamp (not flush mount) 33" at longest span 

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