Object StatementFilm projector and accessories, 22 mm 'Edison Home Kinetoscope', S.N. 3432, metal / wood / glass / textile, made by Thomas A Edison Inc, Orange, New Jersey. United States of America, c.1912
Physical DescriptionFilm projector and accessories, 22 mm 'Edison Home Kinetoscope', S.N. 3432, metal / wood / glass / textile, made by Thomas A Edison Inc, Orange, New Jersey. United States of America, c.1912
Projector complete with optics, lamp house, two take-up spools, six films in containers, eight carbon-arc filaments, carry-case, rheostat and projection screen.
Projector: electro-mechanical device, mounted on a wooden base with Bausch and Lomb optics. The projector is made up of a black painted metal lamp house that opens to reveal the carbon-arc lamp. The mechanism is mounted in front of the lamp house and is of black painted metal and unfinished metal, it comprises the lenses and the film winding mechanism. The part of the winding mechanism that holds the spools is detachable for storage, as is the winding handle and the metal winding belt. There is also a spare metal screw in knob of metal.
Carry case: rectangular metal carry case painted black, the front and top of the case flip open for access to the projector. The case fastens at the front with two metal locks and there is a leather carry handle attached to the top.
Rheostat: cylindrical rheostat made with a corroded metal casing that has small holes punched out all over. Two fabric covered electrical cords are attached to the base one has a black Bakelite plug at the end and the other has cut. This rheostat is for direct current for 100 to 125 volts.
Carbon arc filaments: there are eight carbon arc rods, all cylindrical and five of which are broken pieces.
Projection screen: screen made of canvas with one side covered in a brilliant white coating with a thick black border around the edge.
Films: six packaged film spools for the Home Kinetoscope, each is packaging in a metal tin with lid. Titled 'Class B How Simple!', 'Class H How Washington Crossed the Delaware', 'Class D Target Practice Atlantic Fleet', 'Colonial Days and Ways', 'Class H Care of Babies', 'City of Washington'.
MarksProjector: maker's plate on the front 'EDISON/HOME KINETOSCOPE/MANUFACTURED BY/THOMAS A. EDISON, INC.,/ORANGE, N.J., U.S.A./SERIAL NO. 3432/PATENTED/NO. 578,185, MARCH 2, 1897./NO 586, 953, JULY 20, 1897,/OTHER PATENTS PENDING./...distribution information...'. Painted in cream on the side 'TRADE/Thomas A Edison/MARK'.
Carry case: painted in yellow in the front panel 'Edison'.
Rheostat: maker's plate on the front 'EDISON/HOME KINETOSCOPE RHEOSTAT/UNDERWRITER'S MODEL/THOMAS A. EDISON, INC.,/ORANGE, N.J./...product information...'.