Cinema and Projection Equipment



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The Cinema and Projection Equipment Collection contains a representative sample of late 19th and early 20th century technology including magic lanterns, a Mutoscope, a Lumiere cinematographe, 8mm and 16mm motion picture projectors, home movie cameras, film reels and editing equipment (film cement and splicers etc.)

The camera technology in the collection dates primarily from the 1930s to the 1960s although some earlier models are represented. The camera collection ranges across film types and sizes, with a focus on the popular Kodak and Bell and Howell models, and these correspond to an extensive projection equipment collection. The collection includes a large number of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century magic lantern models as well as carousel projectors from the 1950s and 1960s which allowed the display of many multiples of still slides without the need to constantly change slides. In terms of motion picture projection, QM has a large collection of twentieth century models, primarily dating from the 1910s-1930s and the 1950s-1970s. Historical highlights include a Lumiere Cinematographe (circa 1894), a Russian projector used by the Queensland Communist Party, a movie projector from Wintergarden Theatre in Maryborough, a 'Panoramagram' 3D projector, and a cinema projector from Boggo Road Jail.


20th century; Cinema equipment; Film-making; Motion Picture Cameras

Film editing equipment; Movie Cameras; Photographic equipment; Projectors

Coverage Spatial

Queensland, Australia

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