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Bauer Projectors

Ravindra Bhalerao writes “I have just been on the museum site of the AMMPT and was delighted to find a society devoted to the history and technology of the motion picture as it was before the coming of digital cinema. Its a refreshing change to come upon a group of persons who are eager to preserve the legacy handed down to us by Lumiere and others of that age. I myself was a cinematograph film…

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Tom Hall

History of the Tom Hall “Eclair” 16mm Camera   and  TVW 7 Pye Studio Camera “Tube”. Thank you to Quentin Hall for the donation to AMMPT and for providing the biography of his father.11 Oct 2018         BIOGRAPHY Thomas George HALL (November 1926—May 1993) Development and printing of school buddies films. In the Naval Reserve WW2 aged 17/18 years Mentor photographer was “Master” Jack LITTLE (from the Newcastle Morning Herald) Worked as photographer…

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Rare Vintage Australian Made 35mm Projector

The significance of these  images are  very important to show recognition for the ongoing work of our passionate AMMPT volunteers like Barry Goldman. .                   In this instance, a recent donation of artefacts from Richard Rennie was received a few weeks ago and one of the items caught Barry’s eye . At first he thought it was a South Australian made ‘ Benbo’ (Spelling not known) projector but later…

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Cummings & Wilson Manual Recovered

                    Australian Biograph Designed ,Patented & Manufactured by CUMMINGS & WILSON WORKS & SHOWROOMS, 29 ALBERTA ST. SYDNEY PROJECTORS OWNERS WORKSHOP MANUAL An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and running Cummings & Wilson Film Projectors A projector’s reputation, like a mans character is built, not conferred A mans character is what he makes it Similarly a projector’s reputation must be earned James Cummings      …

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