Empire Model 2 35mm Cinematograph

1915-1925 in London
Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited

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Butchers Empire Model 2 35mm Projector
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Butcher's No. 2 Empire Cinematograph. For 35mm film on 400' reels. Pathe Serie Superieure lens, screw focused; beater intermittent, 2 sprockets; before lens shutter. Centrifugal safety shutter; framing device. Iron lamphouse, condenser and light source missing, slides over behind lantern lens, with flasher, tinter slot, rack focusing. On wooden base.

Butcher's Empire Model 2 cinematograph, made by Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited in England, c. 1921.

The Empire cinematograph was a cine camera and projector in one. It took 35mm film on 400' reels and has a Pathé Série Supérieure lens.


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glass, iron, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
cine projector
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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