AK Home Cinema toy projector

Made:
1900-1920 in Nuremberg
maker:
Johann Falk

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AK Toy 35mm Projector
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

35mm Home Film Projector
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

AK toy cine projector for 100 foot reels of 35mm film. Serial Number K745A on flywheel. Light source missing. Single condenser lens. Maltese Cross driven intermittent sprocket, hand turnde, no shutter. Wire frame springs for tensionin film. Single projection lens, provision for small lantern slides. Elevating foot. Maybe by Johann Falk, Nurnberg (see ACR 508).

AK toy cine projector, attributed to Johann Falk, made in Nuremberg, Germany between 1900 and 1920.

This early 20th century home film projector was made in Germany.This projector takes 100 foot reels of 35mm film. It is an example of an early hand-cranked 35mm projector, designed for use in the home. Such projectors could be dangerous as they used highly flammable nitrate film.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/3306
Materials:
aluminium alloy, glass, white metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
  • furnishing and equipment
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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