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Projector - Dux-MM-Kino

Dux-MM-Kino

  • Object:

    Projector

  • Place of origin:

    Lüdenscheid (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1935-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Markes & Co (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Compression-moulded phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite); metal; cellulose acetate; aluminium; card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs P. F. D. Wallis

  • Museum number:

    MISC.264-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy projector of dark red Bakelite, with internal clockwork mechanism activated by a metal switch at the back, and key. The films are single strips, fed through a narrow slot in the side. The top can be removed to access the lightbulb fitting. It has five metal cannisters, each containing a roll of film and a printed introduction. The titles are:
1: 'Circus'
2: 'The Big Parade'
3: 'Cowboy Joe'
4: 'The Air Pirate'
5: 'The Treasure Island'

With the projector is a small screen, with a shiny aluminium-coated paper surface, framed with black paper-covered card, with a fold-out triangular support at the back. There is also a set of instructions for setting-up the screen, including that it should be placed thirty-two inches (about 80cm) away from the projector. There are four spare bulbs.

Place of Origin

Lüdenscheid (manufactured)

Date

1935-1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Markes & Co (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Compression-moulded phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite); metal; cellulose acetate; aluminium; card

Marks and inscriptions

'DUX / KINO'
Moulded into top of projector

'FOREIGN'
On base of cannisters

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm projector, Height: 9 cm projector, Width: 7 cm projector, Width: 20.4 cm screen, Height: 14 cm screen, Length: 20 cm films approx

Object history note

Given to the Museum in 1986 by Mrs P.F.D. Wallis [84/1689].

Descriptive line

Bakelite Dux-MM-Kino Projector boxed with three films in metal canisters, made in Germany between 1935 and 1939

Plus 10 Parts, 'Dux-MM-Kino Projector'; Card metal glass wire, German, 1935-39

Materials

Bakelite; Metal; Cellulose acetate; Aluminium; Paper

Techniques

Compression moulding

Subjects depicted

Circuses; Fairies; Cowboys; Pirates

Categories

Toys & Games; Plastic; Film and Cinema

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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