Movie Projector - Kodascope Model B 16mm

Production date
1927
Country
USA
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Description
Movie Projector - Kodascope Model B 16mm, in original case with film take-up reel stored in lid. Black painted steel frame projector with chromed film guides and lens housing. Plastic coated power cord replacing original cord. Feed and take-up reel arms fold down and in for storage.
Classification
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHY Projectors Cine movie projector
Production date
1927
Production place
USA
Measurements
L220 x W180 x H245
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous), Chrome (Metal Plating), Indeterminate (Glass), Plastics (Synthetic Materials), Rubber (Synthetic Materials), Indeterminate Textile (Textiles)
Signature/Marks
<Printed on label > 'Kodascope \ Model B \ EKC \ MADE IN U.S.A. BY \ Eastman Kodak Co \ ROCHESTER N.Y.'
<Printed on label above film gate > 'CUT END OF FILM \ SQUARE \ BEFORE THREADING'
<Stamped on base > 'PATENTED IN USA \ MAY 8 1917 \ MAY 22 1917 \ JULY 22 1919 \ JAN 8 1922 \ SEPT 2 1924 \ OTHER PATENTS \ PENDING'
<Printed on label below lens> 'LOOP CONTROL / DO NOT MOVE / LEVER / WHILE MACHINE IS RUNNING'
<Printed on top> ' FOR USE WITH / SLOW BURNING FILM OLNY / 105-125 VOLTS 575 WATTS'
History and use
This Kodascope Model B 16mm movie projector was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1927. Kodascope projectors were used in conjunction with Cine-Kodak Motion Picture Cameras.

The immediate popularity and practicality of this technology brought about the pursuit of armature cinematography in the early twentieth century. This projector was owned by a Queensland resident who filmed all over the State and particularly in Toowoomba.

Model A and B movie projectors are now very rare. However, Model C is more prevalent as it was made in greater numbers. This projector is also significant as it is an early representation of cinematographic equipment.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H46320.1

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