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1933 Ampro Precision Projector - Silent Movies

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Cameras1062 of 1296Kodak 1-A Junior Autographic Camera- Model A (1914)Keystone Projector Model R-8, dated (1939)
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Posted 7 years ago

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This is a portable projector from the silent movie era. I have ordered the 3" reels to replace the originals and they are on the way. The orignal box is pictured (handle did not survive) with the electrical plug, mini oil can and original inspectors tag. The patent plate is visible in pic #2, the earliest patent is from 1860 and the latest patent was 1933. I have researched the model letter and number and found out that it is a 1933.

Let me know your thoughts on this beautiful piece of Americana.


  1. Tony, 7 years ago
    Hello, I just got the exact same camera. I need a power cord and bulb. Woould you know where I could find one?
  2. dshipes1 dshipes1, 7 years ago
    Tony, I have a hard time finding anything on AMPRO projectors. I would imagine those pieces as spares parts are rare at best, if someone has them they probably have the projector too.

    The specs on the bulb I have say MAZDA 400w 120v, you could start there. The bulb is about 5 inches tall, one inch wide and has the top painted black as to not shine upwards in uses.

    My projector doesn't work, so I'm not sure if it is the cord not bringing power or projector motor.

    I hope this helps, dshipes1
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    dshipes1, This was meant to be and probably was a "Home Use' projector.....most cameras of the era for use in the home were not sound units so there was no need for the projectors to have sound... Any competent electrician should be able to get your unit running for you...they are very simple units.....ENJOY... BTW< what size film does it use ?
  4. dshipes1 dshipes1, 7 years ago
    Thanks Pop, this is an 8mm projector. I'll keep that in mind.
  5. Donna, 7 years ago
    Hi, I am in need a of a replacement power cord for and Ampro 8mm Precision Projector. I was wondering if I can just replace the wire/cord on the one I have and it will still work? I can't seem to locate a replacement one and the one that I have has dried up and cracked and isn't safe to use. I found some old films and want to see them. Any ideas?
  6. dshipes1 dshipes1, 7 years ago
    Donna, Are you sure it is the power cord? I would take it by an electrician and see what they think. I would imagine that finding a replacement cord is rare since it has a special end that attaches to the projector. It is possible that the motor is shot or it is simply a fuse that needs replacing.

    good luck!
  7. Lisa Mondello, 6 years ago
    I have one but I'm not sure if it works or if it's worth anything. Can anyone guide me in the right direction? Thanks Lisa
  8. lisaF lisaF, 6 years ago
    i have one just the same dont know if it works has all the parts thou were can i fine any information about it? any help i would like

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