Harmour & Heath motion picture projector

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1950.

The Harmour and Heath projector and amplifier were manufactured in Australia around 1950. The design and construction of the amplifier demonstrates the level of engineering expertise reached by post war Australian manufacturers.

The Museum has a small but interesting collection of high quality 16mm sound and silent film projectors that all date from around the middle of the last century. This period represents a high point in the use of this media in educational institutions and domestic settin...

Summary

Object No.

2007/191/4

Physical Description

Motion picture projector and audio amplifier, 'Compacta' 16mm, metal / rubber / wood, made by Harmour & Heath, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1950

'Compacta' 16mm motion picture projector, manufactured by Harmour & Heath, North Sydney, around 1950

Audio amplifier, manufactured by Harmour & Heath, North Sydney, around 1950

Production

Notes

Manufactured in Australia by Harmour and Heath.

Made

c. 1950

History

Notes

Used and collected by Bob Lucas until his death in the late 1980s. They were used to present 16mm motion picture films with sound in small auditoriums and theatres in Sydney by Bob Lucas. Retained by the Lucas family until this donation.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Lucas family, 2007

Acquisition Date

28 November 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Harmour & Heath motion picture projector 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/375795>

Wikipedia

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