kinemacolor projector

Made:
1910 in London
maker:
Natural Color Kinematograph Company Limited

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Kinemacolor 35mm projector, 1910
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Kinemacolor projector on table type stand. 35mm projector for 2 colour successive frame projection. Beater intermittent, two continuous sprockets, rack and pinion focusing and framing. No lens. Spool boxes. Safety shutter operated by centrifugal mechanism. Two sector shutter behind lens, filter wheel ('modern' copy) with red and green filters. Lamphouse with carbon arc. Made by The Natural Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London, 1910. Brass plate incised 'No 66'.

Kinemacolor projector made in England by the Natural Color Kinematograph Company Limited, 1910.

Kinemacolor was developed by George Albert Smith (1864-1959) and Charles Urban (1867-1942) and was the first 'natural colour' cinema process. Alternate frames were shot on monochrome film through red and green filters and projected in the same way, giving the illusion of colour.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/3503
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, steel (metal)
Measurements:
projector: 1340 mm x 340 mm x 900 mm,
stand: 1070 mm x 690 mm x 1100 mm,
type:
cine projector
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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