Gaumont-Kalee GK21 35mm cinema projector

Made:
1948-1958 in Leeds
maker:
Kalee Limited

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Gaumont Kalee GK21 35mm projector, c.1952
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Gaumont-Kalee GK21 35mm cinema film projector with President lamphouse, made in Leeds, 1948-1958. Type 83. Manufactured by BAF Ltd London Ser No 653.

This Kalee GK21 35mm cinema projector was manufactured by the Leeds based company A Kershaw and Sons Ltd. and has been on display in Pictureville Cinema since 1992. At their height, Kershaws employed 3000 people and claimed that 75% of British cinemas used their projectors. In the 1950s, a priority for the firm, now named Gaumont British Kalee and a part of the Rank Organisation was the provision of equipment to convert 1000 Rank cinemas for the new widescreen system, Cinemascope.

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Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
2021-459
Materials:
electronic components, glass and metal (unknown)
type:
cine projector
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)

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