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projecting dreams

Toronto. Like stereo, the eyes and the brain work together to give one the sensation of motion. In the case of ‘movies’ a phenomenon called “persistence of vision”  transforms the sequence of still frames (about 24 per second) seen by … Continue reading

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clowning around

Toronto. Taking a break from stills, my good friend, George Dunbar, found this ad for Castle Films. Most of our members are ‘stills’ professionals or collect still cameras and images. The occasional member is keen on movies as well (the … Continue reading

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making a case

Toronto. Mid last century, Kodak had a growing public opinion to overcome – that of the quality and professional calibre of their goods. Although Kodak at the time was the largest player in the photo pool, it was often viewed … Continue reading

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a Kodak projector – I swan

Toronto. Here is another pre-carousel projector from Kodak as shown in this rather wordy ad from the October, 1955 issue of Popular Mechanics. To promote the line of 2×2 transparency slide films,  Kodak made and sold well-designed and well-built 35mm … Continue reading

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leaping’ lizards, Sandy!

Toronto. … as Little Orphan Annie often said to her mutt … This article from the start of 1950 reports a colour projector for less than a sawbuck! While the inexpensive bakelite device projected Kodachrome slides, there was a small … Continue reading

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a colourful projection 

Toronto. Most of you don’t remember seeing colour slides let alone colour projectors. I used to buy the Kodak frames to hold self-developed 35mm transparencies by Agfa (colour slides) in those pre-carousel days. A household  iron sealed the each Kodak … Continue reading

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miracle projector

Toronto. The toy advertised back in November, 1949 was hardly a new invention since opaque projectors had been around for decades. This dinky little box sat on a picture about 3×4 inches and  projected it on a screen a few … Continue reading

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projecting a colourful 3D display

Toronto. This article appeared in the September, 1940 issue of Popular Mechanics just a few years after Kodachrome arrived for 35mm transparencies created by an ordinary 35mm camera. Now these slides could be taken ready for 3D and projected so … Continue reading

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giving it both barrels

Toronto. Kodachrome movie film was release in 1935 followed a year later as 35mm ‘slide’ film. The whole spectrum of Kodachrome films and processing were redesigned in 1938. In 1940, Kodak strongly promoted the new colour film for amateurs with … Continue reading

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carousel anyone?

Toronto. For many years the Kodak Carousel series of slide projectors with round horizontal trays were the top of the line in North America. One series was sold for home use and a second series as industrial machines. This short … Continue reading

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