Spoolbank Projectors

When Thomas Edison introduced his Projecting Kinetoscope in late 1896, although it was not shown to the public until early 1897, Kodak and the other film manufacturing companies were not able to produce 35 mm celluloid film greater than 50 feet in length. As this was of very short duration time Edison decided to use a continuous loop system similar to his “Peephole Kinetoscope”, others soon imitated him. This book attempts to list and illustrate all such machine made at the dawn of cinema.

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Updated: August 2007