Centrepiece of the Death Star conference room: what floor heater is it?

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Space In Vader

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Roger Christian (set decorator of Star Wars) says in "Cinema Alchemist" (page 128 following pictures): 'The floor heater I sprayed black as the centrepiece for the Death Star conference room'.
Who can say which model this floor heater is? I would love to put this thing on my table...
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Psicorp7

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That is some great 1970's retro/modern design of a floor heater. Plus, if he sprayed the black, it must have been a mighty smooth surface to start with as a base. Now I'm off to Google some images!
 

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Mulbin

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those vent rings look a lot like an old Pifco space heater my mom used to have.

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I’ve been looking into this too. Im fairly sure it’s the saucer shaped pifco as trooper Trent says, with two domes added.

I know he said he just painted a heater but I’ve found a lot of his anecdotes to be wildly mis-remembered or inaccurate.... 40 years of telling the same stories will do that ;)
 

Dann

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I’ve been looking into this too. Im fairly sure it’s the saucer shaped pifco as trooper Trent says, with two domes added.

I know he said he just painted a heater but I’ve found a lot of his anecdotes to be wildly mis-remembered or inaccurate.... 40 years of telling the same stories will do that ;)
Yep, classic Roger Christian.
 

Space In Vader

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The Pifco Warmasphere looks pretty close. to me.



But when I look very closely at the movie, the three metal rings seem to be more like a flat ring and not like a wire.
Similar to this:

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