Kodascope Eight Model 20T 8mm cine projector

1932-1941 in Rochester

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Kodak Kodascope Eight Model 20T 8mm Cine Projector
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Eastman Kodak Company. For 8mm silent film; 200' reels; claw intermittent, two sprockets; lamp and motor speed controls, for 110 volt 60 cps AC supply only.

This is a version of the first 8mm projector made by Kodak. It takes a 120 volt 50 or 100 watt T8 SC bayonet bulb.

Kodascope Eight Model 20T 8mm cine projector, made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, from 1932 to 1941.

The projector is of sheet metal construction with a crackle finish. It has two 8-tooth sprocket rollers with fixed retaining plates, and a single claw intermittent. Framing is non-optical. It has a book-form gate, hinged inside. The lens is a 1 inch f/2.5 Kodak projection lens. Spool capacity is 200 feet. The take-up spool is belt-driven and, as the projector does not run in reverse, it is only possible to rewind the film by moving the belt to the top, feed spool. Still frames can be projected by stopping the motor on the resistance control knob at the rear of the projector. It has a safety shutter and an inching knob.

This is a slightly later version of the original Kodascope projector. The Kodascope was a projector intended for home use. It cost 14 guineas when new. An advert from the time stated that ‘Threading and framing are easier; pictures are wonderfully brilliant’. The Kodascope was the first 8mm projector made by Kodak.


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cine projector
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The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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