Submitted for your critical consideration is this Circa 1909 SIMPLEX 35mm Movie Theater Projector which is a very early hand crank model.
A very ZEN sculpture design piece for the cinema lover as it goes back to the primitive and most basic form of filmmaking and motion picture theater projection.
The simplicity is astounding and the feeling: emotional, as one contemplates the essence of filmmaking. Go ahead and crank it, as was done some 113 years ago. Film endures.
Non working carbon arc original lamp house but very complete and cranking Simplex standard regular projector head, original hand crank, factory original 3 point base and floor standing pedestal, mounted on a rolling wood platform base (not shown here), vintage lens and both upper and lower 35mm film magazines with reels and 35mm film installed.
This projector system will be carefully preserved and conserved in our Dallas workshop with an external shutter (not shown here).
The Simplex was invented by machinists Francis B. Cannock, Mike Berkowitz and famous early filmmaker Edwin S. Porter.
Simplex projectors were manufactured and licensed by The Precision Machine Company and The Motion Picture Patents Company of New York.
This machine bears serial number 3239 and license number 3375.
It is a very large and gorgeous example and the crated shipping weight is around 500 Lbs.
Crating and packing are available.
Uncrated, unpacked gallery shipping dock pickup is available at no charge.
Own a sculpture that depicts the true feel of early cinema and speaks like no other about hand cranked early century movies.
A beautiful one of a kind artifact.
Buy it and own an iconic display piece like no other.