Pathé Kok 28mm projector

1908-1912 in Paris

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Pathe 'KOK' 28mm Projector, 1912
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.

The Pathé 'KOK' 28mm projector was first made in France in 1912.

Designed specifically for home use by the Pathé company, this projector was known as the 'KOK' after the firm's trademark, a crowing cockerel. For this Pathé devised a new format, 28mm non-flammable cellulose acetate safety film that has one perforation per frame on one side and three on the other. The crank handle not only moved the film but also drove a small dynamo to power the projector light source, which went out when cranking stopped - another safety feature.


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brass (copper, zinc alloy), celluloid (cellulose), glass, steel (metal), white metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
cine camera projector
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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