They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

Webner House

IMG_3743One of the items taken from Mom’s basement was this Victor Animatograph Corporation 16 mm Cine Projector, Model 11.  From the design of the machine, and the lettering, I’m guessing it dates from the ’30s.

It’s an impressive device, made with lots of metal and burnished plating and a sturdy wooden base.  It probably weighs between 20 and 30 pounds.  Amazingly, it still seems to work perfectly — with the the original fan, motor, and lens.  Even the original light bulbs haven’t burnt out!  Richard and I had some fun figuring out how to thread the film and marveling at the ingenuity of the design.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any 16 mm film to run through this this well-preserved projector.  The carefully made machine has outlived its form of technology, like a car that still runs perfectly but has no road to drive on.

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