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There has never been any real solution to the problem of fixing temporary rails (or posts) such as orchestra pit rails.

Such rails are required to be strong (up to 3kN/m) and firm when fixed, and leave no scar in the floor, architecturally, when they are removed. In the past, such fittings as Key-Klamp sockets have been used - but these are ugly, and present trip hazards.

A solution was required - at least for the theatre industry - giving an architecturally discrete fixing, with a simple socket in the floor, with any cleverness (therefore) in the rail itself - being cheaper, as usually the rail has several positions, so there are more sockets than there are rails....

If a plain socket was the order of the day, then an expanding base to the rail was the logical extention.

Wedgelock rails and posts are now fitted to many of our premier theatres across the country, as the sockets are the simplest for contractors to install, and rails can be made up in any pattern. Wedgelocks have also been used as deck clamping devices on installations (Kings Theatre, Glasgow), and will doubtless be used for countless other applications yet.

Wedgelock Post and Rail System
Invented by Giles Favell


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