Pedestal for Paul Kinematograph apparatus, seven star, March 1896 type. Replica driving handle.
Robert W Paul (1869-1943) first demonstrated his Theatrograph projector at Finsbury Technical College, London on 20 February 1896, the same day as the preview showing of the Lumiere Cinematographe in London. The Theatorgraph, with its intermittent motion for projecting 35mm film, formed the prototype for modern film projectors. This is the second, improved model, patented on 2 March, 1896, which sold for £80. Twenty were produced and marketed between March and November 1896.