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  • UF Film strip projectors
  • UF Magic lanterns
  • UF Projection apparatus
  • UF Stereopticon

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75 Archival description results for Projectors

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Kodascope Model B

Item is a Kodascope Model B 16mm self-threading cine projector for silent 16mm film. It appeared five years after the first 16mm projector, the Kodascope (later, Kodascope A) and was just as different as the Cine-Kodak B camera had been from the first Cine-Kodak. The position of the spools was changed to the top and back, rather than top and bottom. The projector takes up to 400 feet of 16mm film, it can run films backwards, and has a still-picture device.

Eastman Kodak Company

The Radioptican

Black with gold-trim picture and postcard consumer projector with adjustable telescopic lens. This model has two chimneys and two electric bulb fixtures. The Radioptican originally was made by the H. C. White Company of North Bennington, Vermont, that initially manufactured stereoscopes. In about 1915, the Keystone View Company took over production of the Radioptican, which continued to be widely used for educational purposes.

Sawyer's View-Master projector

Item is an olive electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Item is meant to project reel images on flat white screen

View-master junior projector (View-Master)

Item is a electronic brown plastic projector with electrical cord manufactured by Sawyer's Inc. with a bakelite and metal case. Item comes with original instructional pamphlet on how to operate projector. This projector takes View-Master picture reels to project two-dimensional images onto a flat white surface. Reels are placed in the top slot with titles towards lenses. Reels alternate with changing metal lever. Junior Luma-Ray F3/70mm. Written on object : View-Master Junior Projector 115 V.A.C. - D.C. 30 W. Sawyer's Inc. Portland. Ore. U.S.A.

View-Master deluxe projector

Item is a brown electric view master projector manufactured by Swayer's Inc. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. This projector has adjustable lenses, 100 watt light bulb, metal angle adjustment, slot to insert reels on the top and vent to cool light. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. From box: 100 watt projector, 1/2.8 lens, 2 1/4 focal lengeth, and 50" picture image. This projector was designed to project view master reels against flat white screens.

Uncle Sam's movie projector and movie tracer

This item is a brown electric projector with a metal exterior and 1 reel containing paper duracolour filmstrips. On either side of the object are spindles designed to hold the film.Some versions of this item come with a sound mechanism that can be attached on the centre of the turning wheel by a screw. The handle turns both the film and audio simultaneously. This object was intended to be a children's toy.

Electric epidiascope

Item is a black tin, electric epidiascope, designed to project both transparent magic lantern slides as well as opaque images and small three-dimensional objects (called an episcope). Inside the lantern is a mirror that can be adjusted using a know on the top of the lantern to direct the light either through the magic lantern lense or through the episcope lens.


A hand-cranked 35 mm and small glass slide projector. This cinematograph was made after 1908 by the limited company Société Anonyme des Etablissements Demaria - Lapierre, when the two Lapierre brothers were obliged to amalgamate with the photographic manufacturer Jules Demaria. Cinematographs always had the ability to show loops, film strips from which the begin and end were glued together. For this purpose the upper reel was mounted above the apparatus on an extending bar. Longer films could also be showed but since there was not take-up reel the film would fall onto the floor or in a bag. The intermittent film transport was brought about by a rotating buckled rod that repeatedly struck the film down.

Auguste Lapierre

M.C.C. No. 0 Magic Lantern

A wooden and brass enlarger/projector by The Midland Camera Co. Ltd. The Midland Camera Company of Birmingham, UK, added "Ltd" to their official title in 1905, but closed in 1911. This projector has "Ltd" it the inscription, dating the model between these two dates. This model has a wooden slide holder that fits 3" by 4" slides, standard measurements for English projectors.

The Midland Camera Co. Ltd.

Sciopticon Magic Lantern

Item is a Sciopticon magic lantern projector with a wooden base and lens panel, and an enamelled iron body and chimney. The body, lens tube can be adjusted and moved according to the distance of the projection and the chimney is retractable.

There are no distinct markings or plaques on this item to identify the manufacturer, but it has similar features to a Woodbury Marcy Sciopticon Magic Lantern

Praxinoscope Theatre

This item consists of a Praxinoscope Theatre created by Charle-Emile Renauld in 1879.

This early animation device uses strips of hand-drawn animations placed on the inside a spinning cylinder with mirrors in order to view the animation reflected inside. This Praxinoscope Theatre has 9 hand-painted animated cardboard strips and 6 background illustrations, allowing the viewer to coordinate different animations

The Praxinoscope Theatre can be seen as a Theatre Optique adapted for a consumer and toy market. Instead of using a projector, the tabletop viewer allows users to look into a window to view the animated pictures. As stated on the device’s box, the toy could be placed by a window to use daylight, and at night a candle was used as the light source. The animation device and its components fit within a wooden box.

Lantern Slide Collection

  • 2017.017
  • Collection
  • 1820-1950

This collection consists of early optical devices commonly known as magic lanterns. The first report of the construction of a magic lantern is generally considered to be referring to the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1659. The lanterns in this collection are dated from the early 1800s until the mid 1900s and include large professional devices as well as consumer models and toy magic lanterns.

The collection also holds over 500 lantern slides on a wide range of subjects. The slides demonstrate different iterations of glass slide projection and the evolution from hand-painted imagery to photographic and mechanical slides.

For more information about the history of magic lantern projection, please see our blog post:

Kodascope Eight Model 80

Item is an Eastman Kodak 8mm film projector, made in Rochester New York and distributed by Canadian Kodak Company. Made of die-cast and sheet metal, the projector includes a small oil can, projector lamp and carrying case. Produced between 1934 and 1936, the projector was priced at $39.00 in 1935.

Minolta Mini 16

Item is a 16mm slide projector (a 35mm slide adapter is included) with f2.5 40mm Rokkor lens. Illumination is supplied by a 75 watt lamp. A brown leather case with user manual is included.

Picturol Projector

Item consists of a Picturol Projector, model E.A.Q-2 no. 1045, made by the Socety for Visual Education for The Magnavox Company in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Magnavox Company is Currently owned by Philips. The projector has a wooden base with a brown faux alligator covering, with cord to plug into an electrical outlet and metal mechanisms.

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Kodak 500 Projector

Item consists of a Kodak 500 Projector. It was the considered the most portable Kodak projector yet, weighing just over 4 kilograms and featuring a self-contained carrying case. This item has a Kodak Readymatic Changer system that could hold up to 36 slides, but the Kodak 500 Projector was also made with a metal automatic magazine changer that stored up to 30 slides, allowing purchasers to choose their preferred slide-handling system.

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Kodaslide Projector Model 1A

Item consists of a Kodaslide Projector Model 1A. The item is an improved model of the Kodaslide Projector (produced 1937-1940), the first Kodak slide projector to project 50 x 50 mm glass-mounted transparency slides. Along with improvements made by the Kodaslide Projector Model 1 (produced 1939 to 1947), the first model to accept Kodachrome transparencies in Kodaslide Ready-Mount, the Kodaslide Projector Model 1A provided a sharper, brighter projection and featured a 150-watt lamp, a 4-inch Kodak Projection Ektanon f3.5 Luminized Lens, and single-element heat-absorbing glass as an added measure to help protect the transparency slides during projection.

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Kodaslide Merit Projector

Item consists of a Kodaslide Merit Projector. It has a 5 inch f/3.5 Kodak Projection Ektanon Lens and uses a 150-watt, 120-volt lamp. It has been made to accept all standard 2 x 2-inch slides. As opposed to other projector models of the time that featured automatic changers that could hold multiple slides at a time, the Kodaslide Merit Projector used an earlier slide-feeding method of inserting each slide individually into the top of the unit.

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Kodak Brownie Movie Projector Model I

Item consists of a Kodak Brownie Movie Projector, the first model. The projector was manufactured from October 1952 to February 1955. It is for 8mm film, has an f/2 lens, and a max reel of 200 ft. It originally marketed for $62.50. It has a brown metal and plastic body with a removable protective cover that has an operation manual laminated inside.

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Kodascope Eight Model 70

Item consists of a Kodascope Eight Model 70 8mm motion picture film projector. On the reverse, the projector has a dial for slower to faster projection, and a switch with options Off, Motor and Lamp. It has a grey metal body, and is for use with slow burning film only. On the front of the projector is a threading knob. It has a 1 inch f/1.6 lens.

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Pathéscope Baby (9.5mm projector)

Item is a cast metal, 9.5 mm projector for motion picture film. Designed for home use. It has a manual crank to advance the film, and a plug for a projection bulb (105-120 volt). This item is intended for Pathé's proprietary 9.5 mm Pathé Baby film cartridges (the sprocket is centered in the middle of the film between each frame).


Pathéscope 200 B (9.5mm projector)

Item is a cast metal, 9.5 mm projector for motion picture film. Designed for home use, public performances and clubs, or instructional use in classrooms.
It has a 105-130 volt motor. The film gate can be opened to easily thread the film throughout the driving mechanisms. It uses 9.5 Pathé Baby Film (motor drive has centre sprocket)

This projector uses 300 ft. reels (instead of the smaller 9.5 mm cartridges).


DEKKO (9.5mm projector)

Item is a cast metal, 9.5 mm projector for motion picture film. Designed for home use. It has a manual crank to advance the film.

It is meant for small 9.5mm film reels or film cartridges, but users could buy attachments arms that fit 300 ft. reels.