TEMPORARY POST NO. 2A -- RAW DATA -- (1) OF (2)

This section includes ALL raw data relating to Peter Clark, his predecessors and competitors, C/W rigging, pit, organ and stage elevators, except PDF files not included, will be in part 3; Clark's adverts in Part 1.

Images may or may not be in finished form.

Theatres not located in New York City are so designated.


Source A:  Birkmire 1896


Source B:   Meloy 1916

Source C:  Sexton 1927

Source D:  Burris, 1949


Source E:  Timberlake, 1954


Source F: Ben Hall 1961


Source G:  Young, 1973


Source H:  Francisco 1979

Source J:  Leacroft 1984


Source K: NVH (Nick van Hoogstraten) 1991


Source L: IZEN 1996

Source M:  Okrent 2003

Source N: Moore 2006

Source O:  2012

Source P:  Bill Counter's sites

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Dates of NYC fire codes

Leacroft 1875 Budapest








Web-- Brooklyn theatre fire 1876

Belasco book 1880

From web 1880 Mad Squ Theatre DOUBLE -DECKER STAGE with orchestra above prosenium


IZEN- Met 1883





MET IZEN BOOK
1950's RUDOLF BING AT MET Peter Clark system, install date unkown

Detail


Web 1884 MAD SQU Theatre DOUBLE-DECKER BETTER VIEW

IZEN 1895 CHI AUDITORIUM Theatre




BIRKMIRE 1895 CHI AUDIT Theatre



IZEN CHI AUD THEATRE 1895

BIRKMIRE FIRE CODE 1896




LEACROFT 1896 THEATRE ROYAL LONDON


BELASCO BOOK 1902 BELASCO THEATRE


YOUNG 1902 BELASCO TH



1903 LYCEUM THEATRE NYT


WEB-  1903 REPUBLIC THEATRE

WEB 1904 JAN 1 CHI IROQUOIS FIRE

YOUNG 1905 HIPPODROME THATRE

WEB 1906  FROHMAN

NEW YORK TIMES 1907 04 12 STUYVESANT (NOW BELASCO)


BELASCO BOOK-- DAVID BELASCO

YOUNG- STUY THEATRE 1907


SKETCH OF STUYVESANT (BELASCO)  TODAY--- MARTINEZ/DUMMITT

BELASCO BOOK

NEW YORK TIMES 1909 NEW THEATRE A/K/A CENTURY THEATRE

THE ARCHITECT 1909 NEW THEATRE REVOLVING STAGE C/W FLY

IZEN 1909 NEW THEATRE


JOHNS MANVILLE CATALOG (PDF) NEW THEATRE ASBESTOS

WEB NEW THEATRE

YOUNG NEW THEATRE


NVH BOOK 1911 TYPICAL TRAPPED STAGE

LEACROFT 1912 LITTLE THEATRE (NOW HELEN HAYES) TRAPPED STAGE ON REVOLVE
1913 KLIEGL USE OF FOOTLIGHTS

MOT PIX NEWS 1915 CURTAIN MOTOR

MELOY BOOK 1916 TYP HEMP HOUSE



MELOY 1916 SIZE OF TRAP ROOMS

NYT 1918 03 03 HENRY MILLER THEATRE CW

NVH BOOK 1918 SELWYN

1919 CAPITOL AS BUILT BEFORE 1927 RENOVATION-- BOTH CLARK

WEB 1919 CAPITOL

1920 ATLANTA FIRE CURT INSTALLED PER MET

1920 JACK PARTINGTON FIRST MENTION  At the time of Clark's death in 1934, he was being sued by Partington who claimed to have invented the RCMH stage arrangement

1920 GOOD J-M AD

Web 1921 04 02 CHI Tivoli opens



Re CHICAGO THTR 1921 11 19 ex trade


1921 SAN FRAN GRANADA (Partington)


1922 04 29 LA METROPOLITAN

1922 05 06 CAPITOL ORGAN PIPES PUT BACKSTAGE

1922 05 07 VALLEN SCHEMATIC

1922 08 05 LA METROPOLITAN

1922 08 Jack Partington

1922 09 23 Niagara Falls/Eastman organ lifts

1922 10 14 Niagara Falls

1922 11 11 Cleveland Public Auditorium

1922 11 11 CHI McVickers organ lift

Web 1922 CHI SELWYN Theatre PC rail

Earty 1920s typical Clark sign  JOHN CARDONI

Knoxville TENNESSEE THEATRE Burns

1922 Sexton-- CHI HARRIS Theatre Clark rail

1922 Sexton EASTMAN Theatre (Rochester) before Clark pit lift installed


Web EASTMAN today


1923 01 20 EASTMAN before orch lift



1923 LA METROPOLITAN OPENS ORCH AND PIT LIFTS

TYPICAL CUPOLA W FIRE SHUTTERS-- installed in every Clark house

1923 06 23 LA METROPOLITAN PIT LIFT

1923 09 Bill Counter site-- Baker Iron works installed first pit lift (tho on stage) in US





1923 07 23 PHILLY FOX --Clark CW

1923 Jack Partington

Screw jack arrangement typical
1924 01 05 ADC curtain machine appears

1924 01 09 ST LOUIS GRAND CENTRAL organ lift


Jack Partington photo

1924 02 23 ADC

1924 03 08 showing typical teeny picture sheet

1924 03 24 MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN THEATRE

1924 03 24 CHI UPTOWN THEATRE

1924 03 28 STAGE RIGGING HISTORY  T-TRACK MENTIONED

1924 03 29 BARTON LIFT

Typical Barton lift

1924 03 29 Jack Partington

1924 05 03 Barton lift

1924 06 28 CHI B&K houses

1924 07 24 EASTMAN ADDS ORCH LIFT

1924 10 11 SEAMLESS PICTURE SHEET

1924 10 11 CHI PICADILLY ORCH AND ORGAN LIFTS
           UNKNOWN INSTALLER


1924 12 15 OP DATE BS MOSS COLONY (BROADWAY) CLARK PIT LIFT



1924 JACK PARTINGTON


1924 BS MOSS COLONY



1924 GOOD ASBESTOS AD


1925 SOUTH PASADENA CA RIALTO ARMSTRONG-POWERS wire guide BILL COUNTER


1925 09 05 CHI UPTOWN CLARK LIFTS



1925 10 24 BOSTON MET THEATRE CLARK LIFTS


1926 01 02 BS MOSS COLONY FIRST "PRESENTATION" TYPE SHOWS IN NY

1926 02 13 JACK PARTINGTON JOINS PUBLIX CIRCUIT

1926 02 12 CHI TERMINAL THEATRE VALANCE HANG PHOTO


1926 09 11 DC MET THEATRE INSTALLS STAGE LIFT


1926 09 18 DETROIT MICH THEATRE SHOWING VALANCE FRAME


1926 10 23 ACADEMY OF MUSIC FIRST MULTIPLE CLARK STAGE LIFTS

1926 10 31 PARTINGTON "FLYING STAGE" DEBUTS IN CHI

1926 12 04 BROADWAY SEATING STATISTICS

1926 12 04 PARAMOUNT CLARK LIFTS

PARAMOUNT


1926 CHI ORIENTAL (SITE OF IROQUOIS) SHOWING CLARK LEADER LIFT

1926 PARAMOUNT --SEXTON

DITTO




1926 CHI ORIENTAL BETTER PIX

1927 03 18 Clark "practically revolutionized stage rigging" (FIRST CLAIM)



1927 08 18 Stage of Capitol to be enlarged by Clark to compete with new Roxy.


1927 10 30 Explanation ??? of above

1927 03 18 Kansas City sound like "flying stages" ???

1927 06 24 Clark's drill man


1927 11 24 Capitol continued-- INCOMPREHENSIBLE!!!