Posted 6 years ago
I'm still not quite sure what all it is missing, but I figured it out to be a movie projector.
The newest patent date on it puts it at circa late 1926 for this old and early Kodascope.
It still retains its original Eastman-Kodak bulb (which looks like it would still work), but the mechanism inside for the shudder is frozen in place in the closed position so it cannot operate.
I'm also a bit afraid to plug it in as it seems to prefer DC albeit it will run on modern AC (we hope).
It resides on display in our basement next to a Boy Scout projector and one from a local school.
I dismantled all but the true guts, cleaned it up, and put it back together (minus one tiny screw that didn't want to go back in the case regardless of how much I tried).