Kodak Brownie 500 cine projector

1956-1963 in Rochester

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Kodak Brownie 500 cine projector model A5 8mm
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

For 8mm silent film; Kodak projection Ektanar lens F:3/4", f/1.6. Auto threading still/reverse/forward, lamp motor, eleveation, framing controls. Integral case. 110v 60 cps.

Brownie 500 model A5 8mm cine projector, made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, late 1950s.

The Brownie 500 was designed for home use, and was intended to be simple to use. A single control allowed the user to forward projection, show stills, reverse action and power rewind, without moving belts or reels. The 400 foot reel capacity meant a 30 minute movie could be shown.


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cine projector
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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