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Matthews C Stand- 20" w/Spring Loaded Turtle Base (Inc. Grip Head & Arm)

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Matthews C Stand

This Matthews Century Plus kit consists of a C Plus Stand with 20-inch riser and removable turtle base, a 2.5" swivel grip, and a Hollywood Arm that can hold a small light fixture, gobo, or flag.

The maximum height of this stand with the arm extended is 5.25' (1.6 m). The stand itself rises to a maximum of 33" (70cm).

The unique staggered leg design of a C Stand allows it to be nested and placed extremely close to one another on a set. The removable base allows easier storage and increased versatility. Add a Junior Stud Adapter and mount a fixture directly to the base for a very low lighting angle.

Features:

  • Matthews’ T-handles and spin handles are ergonomically designed to allow for fast, efficient and safe tightening with little effort.
  • All Matthews C Stands are available with 18mm receivers for 16mm pins for the international production industry’s requirements.
  • All Matthews 2.5” grip heads are available with 16mm pins.
  • Matthews’ C Stand legs are arc welded for maximum strength and lighter weight. No heavy, fragile castings.
  • All Matthews stands feature v-shaped, brass brakes (above right) to ensure maximum three-point contact and holding strength.

Specifications: 

  • Max Height: 63”" (161cm)
  • Min Height: 30" (76cm)
  • Capacity: 22lbs. (10kg)
  • Weight: 13lbs (6kg)
  • Footprint: 27.5" (70cm)
  • Folded Base: 21" (54cm)
  • Riser: 20''

Matthews C Stand Story: 

In 1974 Matthews Studio Equipment introduced the industry’s first folding base C-Stand. (C-Stand and Century Stand are registered trademarks of Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc.) Matthews now produces a wide range of C-Stands and related accessories to assist the motion picture, television and photographic professional in lighting and lighting modification support.

The term ‘Century Stand’ goes back to the early days of motion picture production. Before there was artificial lighting the stages would revolve to allow for continuous overhead lighting from the sun. Large reflectors would be positioned to bounce or kick the overhead light up onto the stage and illuminate the set and actors. These reflectors were made in many sizes but it seems the most popular was the 100 inch, or ‘century’, sized reflector. In later years, studios, grips and gaffers began to manufacture the earliest versions of what we now call C-Stands. The original C-Stands had welded bases that did not fold up or adjust but the fact that they easily nested together made them invaluable on the stage. Century Stands or ‘C’ stands are an important component in the image maker’s arsenal of tools.

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