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This Antique May Qualify For Our GALLERY WIDE ~EXTRA~ 10-25% OFF SALE,
Going On NOW. Please Inquire.
Offered for your approval is this 1930's KAPLAN PROJECTOR CO. 35mm vintage film movie projector head. This unit is fully restored to the highest level and is a remarkable find. It is presented on a full 35mm reel of film, serving as a display base, whose film is partially threaded in the projector mechanism for display purpose.
Samuel Kaplan ran The Kaplan Sure - Fit Company, which sold 35mm projector parts and accessories in the 1920's for the Simplex brand projectors.
In the early 1930's Kaplan's company developed their own projector and now became the Kaplan Projector Company. This company, with Kaplan as the director then became the Century Projector Company in 1938 and the Kaplan machines were now called Century Projectors, Model 'K'. So the Kaplan branded projectors, as such, were only made from the early 1930's to 1938 and are considered rare and impossible to find.
This Kaplan projector head is serial number 2896 and has matching numbers.
The lamp-house, film reel magazines, external rotating shutter and pedestal are not included in this offering as the heart of these projectors, the projector head, is what collectors are really after and they make a beautiful and significant display, using only moderate display space.
The paint and finish are of extreme high quality and any 'bad spots' that appear on the paint surface in our photos are merely reflections from a highly machined and glossy finish, textured surface.
We have not seen another like this in our many years of collecting Cinema Antiques. This unit is quite heavy being made out of very solid stainless steel for the most part. The last projector photo shown is of the Kaplan with an optional reel of 35mm film, set on top for an interesting display look.
A dramatic old tech piece whose perfectly finished complications are a pleasure to behold.
~Like artifacts of an ancient civilization -
these rare legends
of early Motion Picture and related
production equipment technology -
have a secure and appreciating
place in history.~
CinemaAntiques has dedicated workshops, warehouses and galleries in Dallas Texas USA where we prepare, display and sell our rare Motion Picture equipment antiques.
Our Cinema Antiques are perfect for display in residential, industrial and museum settings. Collectors and museums worldwide are some of our clients. Our antiques also offer a unique sculpture look that is one of a kind and awe inspiring.
We offer one of the most complete and accurately curated selections of authentic Cinema Antiques, for sale, in the world. Many of our items were used in actual Hollywood Feature Motion Pictures, and we can only imagine the Movie Stars and entertainment Giants that paraded in front of these lights and cameras. As decorative “sculpture” or authentic Hollywood Cinema and Entertainment Memorabilia, our Cinema Antiques offer both a collectible and historical piece of the Hollywood Movie Industry, while at the same time presenting as an artistic and industrial piece of sculpture for your home, business or collection.
All items sold and offered are presented as fairly and honestly as possible and we invite buyers to visit our Gallery prior to purchase, to view any antiques of interest.
We offer a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity with all antique items sold.
We have been active collectors and curators of vintage Motion Picture Equipment for over 49 years. During this time we have amassed a superb and rare ongoing collection of antique: movie cameras, Hollywood studio lights, film studio audio / microphones and other highly collectible artifacts of the Hollywood Film Production Industry.
We have been selling collectible Cinema Antiques since 1969 and are experts in the field. We have done certified cinema movie equipment appraisals for Banks, have served as Expert Witnesses in the legal system and have given our expert guidance to various museums.
We specialize in CERTIFIED Cinema Antiques and Artifacts Circa 1900 to 1969 and beyond, representing the Art Nouveau, Machine Age, Art Deco, Industrial Age and Mid Century Periods.
All of our antiques are guaranteed to be as described and photographed.
Our prices do not include shipping, packing and insurance, but we ship worldwide at the buyers expense and offer both proper cushion packing and full value insurance on all items shipped.
Our prices do not include taxes or additional accessory items that may be available or show in some photographs.
We offer partial or full refurbishment and various levels of restoration services at our Dallas Workshop. All antique items sold are carefully preserved, cleaned and gently prepared at no extra charge according to the wishes of our buyers. We prefer to offer original ‘preserved’ Cinema Antiques showing original patina and use from years of cinema production work. However, minor to full restoration is available at additional cost.
We are quite pleased to offer additional photographs of any of our Cinema Antiques.
Our inventory is regularly changing so please inquire after any special antiques you may be searching for.
Our President and Curator, Bill Reiter, is always personally available to discuss your individual needs and queries.
Bill is proud to have professional credentials and affiliations, as follows:
-B.A. (Diplomate, Cinema, City University of New York),
-D.P. (Director Of Photography),
-S.O.C. (Member, Society of Operating Cameramen),
-S.M.P.T.E. (Member, Society Of Motion Picture And Television Engineers)
-DALL AS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Cinema Antique Supplier)
-DALLAS FILM SOCIETY (Official Cinema Antique Supplier)
-S.I.A.V.T. (Diplomate, Sony Institute of Applied Video Technology)
-INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA ARTS (Member, Board of Directors)
-USA FILM SCHOOL (President)
-PRO VIDEO and FILM EQUIPMENT COMPANY, Inc. (President)
-BACA Film Festival, (Certificate of Merit and Official Entrant, Brooklyn
-Industry Recognized “Distinctive” Antique Dealer
-ACADEMY (AMPAS) MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES (Founding Supporter)
-DECORATIVE ARTS SOCIETY (Founding Member)
-SOCIETY FOR CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES (Member)
-CAMERA PROP SUPPLIER (NETFLIX Series “House Of Cards”)
-CINEMA ANTIQUE SUPPLIER (Oliver Stone’s Film “Born On The 4th Of July)
-HISTORICAL VEHICLE ASSOCIATION (Member)
-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (Official Cinema Antiques Supplier)
-FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON (Featured Article on Cinema Antiques, 9/17)
Due to the special nature of rare and artifact antiques, we can make no claim for the suitability of any Cinema Antique or item, for your intended purposes and use and we remind our clients that all antiques are subject to prior sale.
Please email or call us with ANY questions you may have.
Toll Free USA: 888.869.9998
USA and INTL: 972.869.0011
Due to the nature of online photo reproduction we cannot be responsible for exact photographic color, hue, contrast and flash and non flash exposure accuracy in our photos. While we do our best to display photos that are as accurate as possible, our photos may or may not depict the absolute EXACT hue or color tone of our antiques due to the many variables in image photography, image exporting, image uploading and viewer monitor accuracy. Please ask about color tone and hue BEFORE buying, if this is a concern! We have a gallery showroom where all of our antiques are on display and we will gladly offer in person viewings of our antiques to any designers and buyers that need to 'put eyes' on our antiques. We welcome all visits to our gallery, by appointment.
- 9ʺW × 16ʺD × 14ʺH
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Excellent Condition, Restored, No Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- A rare and perfect example of a Kaplan Movie Projector A rare and perfect example of a Kaplan Movie Projector less
- Place of Origin
- United States of America
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