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Assembling Cumming & Wilson Projectors E and D

  Assembling Cumming & Wilson Model E No. 502 and Model D No. 328 Richard Ashton                           The next pictures show the assembly of both these machines but in essence they are both the same construction, showing only minor differences, those being of course that the model E had a rear shutter when it was made. And the model D was retrofitted to a…

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Cummings & Wilson Model E

The Cummings & Wilson Model E. This article covers photographs of models and assembly of the Model E. Taken from The C & W Manual written up by Richard Ashton. Other articles on the C & W projectors are also written up in detail.                         This advertisement of November 26 1931 shows that conversion of model D’s and earlier models could be made for £18:10…

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C&W Senior Model EH Film Gate and Model E H

  C & W Seniors started in 1922 as model A, then came the B. there is no C, the next in 1927-28 as the D. Then came the E  with a rear shutter . One could send the Model D back to the factory and had it up graded to an E specification. Because the Seniors were such a good machine showmen sent them back to the factory  for upgrades. They became known as EH. They…

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C&W Western Electric Floppy Drives

They were made so that any of the new sound reproducers like Western Electric systems for the “Talkies” could use theaters insisting on C&W projectors such as the Jazz Singer and others sound on disc and films. The floppy drives are made by C&W and installed in their machines                                                      …

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C&W P5 Junior Projector

The portable was a brand new projector in 1932. It satisfied all the smaller theaters all over the country. They were less in price and affordable for a touring showman. Country halls, hospitals and even on board cruise ships such as  the  P&O ships that sailed the Pacific. Calling it a portable was a bit of a misnomer they came in two heavy boxes which contained speaker and amplifiers. The Jones family of Busselton had a normal…

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