Posted 8 years ago
my name is Sam Lavington,from the midlands in UK and I have been in the Cinema industry most of my life, and also an avid collector of the equipment of original early years of Britsh Cinema from its invention right through the bioscope years to the building of early cinemas. Along my path I have collected two very rare pieces, the one showing here is a camera made by james williamson of brighton, and this was sold to a gentleman who owned a cinema in East grinstead named Whitehall Pictures, I have done much research on this Item, as it was given to me by a very old projectionist in the late 60s. He informed me that this was found amongst the rubble in the aftermath of the bombing of the Whitehall Cinema in East Grinstead in 1940s it is beleived that this particular model was the first prototype made by Mr Williamson, before large production was entered with this model I beleive to be the Colonial model. Also along with this I also have a projector beleived to be the only one Butchers Empire no1.
im extremley keen to chat with other collectors who may be able to help in my research I can be reached on 07969449745 mobile or help me in my building of the collection I require.