Vinten Fulmar Studio pedestal (Hire Only)

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Condition: Excellent+

 Vinten Fulmar Studio pedestal

Excellent cosmetic condition

(Libary Picture / Pedestal Only / No head)

This provides it with adequate capacity for the majority of cameras, camera mountings, prompters and other accessories. 

General Vinten Fulmar Information

The Vinten Fulmar was a hugely popular studio pedestal featuring a three-stage column. Renowned for its smooth movement and robust design the Fulmar can still be found in studios worldwide despite being discontinued for many years.

The Vinten Fulmar pedestal is capable of supporting and counterbalancing a payload weighing between 22.68 kg (50 lb) and 158 kg (350 lb), which provides it with adequate capacity for the majority of cameras, camera mountings, prompters and other accessories. The pedestal has a fully counterbalanced, nitrogen-charged column which may be raised and lowered
under hand control. Pedestal motion about the studio is controlled by the cameraman who directs the movement with the steering ring. A foot-operated changeover mechanism allows selection of crab or steer modes of movement.

The major assemblies of the Fulmar pedestal are the telescopic column and the base. The telescopic column is located in a fixed tube secured to the base assembly, and consists of a
three-stage extension unit and a two-stage ram. The ram is pressurised by nitrogen stored in a tubular tank and this tank forms the main structure of the base.

The pressure of the nitrogen in the ram balances the weight of the moving parts of the pedestal column plus the payload (i.e. the camera and any accessories). When lowering or raising the load the effort applied to the column by the cameraman needs only to overcome the friction of the moving parts and the drag preset by the variable friction control. The column sections are linked internally by cords and chains running over pulleys and sprockets. This system ensures that all three sections extend or retract to the same extent.

To balance differing payloads, the nitrogen pressure is either increased or decreased as required. Fine adjustment of the column balance is by means of trim weights which are placed in a circular tray above the steering ring . Two storage trays are fitted to the base to hold trim weights which are not in use.

The base consists of a robust tubular steel fabrication which forms the nitrogen storage tank and is the frame on which the pedestal is built. On the upper face of the tank there is a machined and tapped flange which provides the mounting face for the fixed tube and on the outer shell are three pairs of equally spaced mountings to which the wheel assemblies are attached.

Each wheel unit consists of an alloy housing supporting a twin-wheel axle assembly. The wheel pivot is supported in a pair of ballraces and the upper end of the pivot shaft terminates in a sprocket assembly for the steering mechanism which links all the wheels together by an endless chain. The wheels are rotatable through 360 degrees by means of the steering ring and both the crab and steer modes of movement are controlled by the steering ring, with changeover effected by foot-operated buttons mounted on the base.

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The Vinten Fulmar Studio pedestal (Hire Only) is shown in Prop Hire 1970-1980 , Prop Hire 1980-1990.

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Delivery will be made by Hermes, you will be able to track your order online to find your scheduled delivery date. Any deliveries scheduled to arrive on the Saturday or Bank Holiday will be delivered the following working day. We aim to dispatch your order within 24 hours of the time the order has been placed.

We maintain the condition of our items to a high quality and ask clients to follow our care instructions to avoid any additional charges.

Safely moving items
All items should be lifted and not dragged. Heavy items will require two or more people.
Lamps should always be carried by the base and the pole.
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Please contact us for any further assembly instructions.

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