Kaplan 35mm Cinema Movie Projector Head, circa 1930 Fully Restored and Gorgeous

Kaplan 35mm Cinema Movie Projector Head, circa 1930 Fully Restored and Gorgeous

Kaplan 35mm Cinema Movie Projector Head, circa 1930 Fully Restored and Gorgeous

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Offered for your approval is this 1930s 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 with a full 35mm reel of film, serving as a display base, whose film is partially threaded in the projector mechanism for display purpose. Also included is a vintage empty 35mm reel placed at the top, for an even more interesting display look.

Samuel Kaplan ran The Kaplan Sure-Fit Company, which sold 35mm projector parts and accessories in the 1920s 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 quite impossible to find.

This Kaplan projector head is serial number 2896 and has matching numbers throughout.
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 many collectors are really after and these 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.

This unit is quite heavy being made out of very solid steel for the most part.

A dramatic old tech piece whose perfectly finished complications are a pleasure to behold.

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