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The PPT collection

Storage

The PPT stores its collection at a number of sites but the main facility is at Halifax and a large collection at Elstree

 

Storage at Elstree

Projectors

 

Projectors

Storage at Halifax

Projectors

 

Lenses

A selection from the equipment collection by manufacturer

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

 

BTH

Projector model: Supa Mk1
Sound head: BTH Supa Mk 1
Arc: BTH Supa Mk 1
Base: BTH
Donor: not know

BTH SUPA Mk 1

Type A

Projector model: Type A Form AB No R133701
Sound head: BTH Type A Form D No R133793
Arc: BTH Barrel arc Type B Form A2 No 2235
Base: BTH 4 legged
Donor: not known


BTH tpe A

 

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Century

Century console

The Century console with integral xenon lamp has a Century MSC-TA picture head (SN 011623) mounted on a Century MR3 optical sound head (SN 07898).

Century console

Cinemeccanica

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Victoria IV

Projector model:Cinemeccanica IV No 44899
Arc: Cinemeccanica xenon 1600W No 1114
Base: Cinemeccanica
Donor: Campus West, Welwyn Garden City January 2003

Viv IV

Victoria 5

Cinemeccanica Vic5 picture head with integral sound head (SN6575) mounted on a box style pedestal with invertor for silent speed running. Lamp house is Strong Super Lumex type 39000-1 (SN 81165).

Vic 5

Victoria X 70/35mm

Projector model: Victoria X No 573
Sound head: Cinemeccanica
Arc: Cinemeccanica
Base: Cinemeccanica
Donor: Odeon, Leicester Square
Now in storage at Halifax and with a Super Xenith carbon arc SN 536.

Vic X

Victoria X 70/35mm

Projector model: Victoria X No 573
Sound head: Cinemeccanica
Base: Cinemeccanica
Donor: Odeon, Leicester Square
Now in storage at Halifax and with a Super Xenith carbon arc SN 536.

Vic X

Victoria X 70/35mm

Projector model: Victoria X No 573
Sound head: Cinemeccanica
Arc: Cinemeccanica
Base: Cinemeccanica
Donor: Odeon, Leicester Square
Now in storage at Halifax and with a Super Xenith carbon arc SN 536.

Vic X

Victoria 8

The Vic 8 was donated by the Biggleswade council from their theatre. It was originally 35mm only but has since been converted back to a dual purpose machine. V8 Projector SN 83911 and Super Zenith lamphouse SN 1956.

Vic 8

Victoria 8

Cinemeccanica V8 ex Dolby preview theatre Wootton Bassett equipped for 70mm with variable speed 16fps to 30fps. (SN 8918). Integral optical sound head, 70mm sound head (SN 1377).
Recently fitted with Zenith X8001H lamphouse.

Vic 8

 

Ernemann

Zeiss Ernemann IX

Projector model: Zeiss Ernemann IX No 86935
Sound head: Zeiss
Arc: Sturgon AC Acme No 236/6
Base: Walturdaw
Donor: unknown

Ernemann IX

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Fedi

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Fedi XI

Projector model: Fedi XI No 002
Sound head: Fedi
Arc: Fedi
Base: Fedi
Donor: Cannon Cinemas, London
Essoldo screen 2, Royal Tunbridge Wells 1970-1988

Fedi XI

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Gaumont

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GBN

Projector model: GB No 250
Arc: Incandescent
Soundhead: incorporated
Donor: not known

GBN

Chrono

Projector model: Gaumont Chrono CM No 18889
Sound head: N/A
Arc: N/A
Base: N/K
Donor: not known

Chrono

Chrono Eclipse

Projector model: Gaumont Chrono Eclipse 1910
Sound head: British Acoustics No 145
Arc: Gaumont Chrono Eclipse
Donor: not known

Chrono Eclipse

Paris

Projector model: Gaumont Paris 1906
Sound head: N/A
Arc: N/A
Donor: not known

Gaumont Paris

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Kalee

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Kalee 7 Indomitable

Projector model: Kalee 7 Indomitable No 5628
Sound head: N/A
Arc: N/A
Base: N/A
Donor: Brian Philips
lower spoolbox removed to expose drive.

Kalee 7

Projector model: Kalee 7 No 7817
Sound head: BTH/RCA
Arc: Kalee ML No 3609
Base: N/K
Donor: Not known

Kalee 7

Kalee 8

Projector model: Kalee 8 No 12310
Sound head: BTH Model A No R33587
Arc: Kalee Universal No 127067
Base: BTH
Donor: Not known

Kalee 8

Kalee 8

Projector model: Kalee 8 No 12466
Sound head: BTH Model A No 125173
Arc: Monarc
Base: N/K
Donor: Not known

Kalee 8

Kalee 8

Projector model: Kalee 8 projector head (SN 10334)
Soundhead: BTH Type A sound head (SN R124904).
Arc: Kalee Vulcan carbon arc lamp (SN 40715)
Base: Old style BTH pedestal

Kalee 8

Kalee 11

Projector model: Kalee 11 type T No15081
Sound head: BTH model A sound-on-disc
Arc: BTH type F No R2067
Base: BTH
Installed: Palace Bridport 1929-1969

Kalee 11

Kalee 12

Projector model: Kalee 12 No 16817
Sound head: British Acoustics type G3 No 141
Arc: Kalee Regal type NL No 113
Base: BTH
Donor: Not known

Kalee 12

Kalee 12

Projector model: Kalee 12 No 16782
Sound head: BTP
Arc: Kalee HM
Base: BTP
Donor: Not known

Kalee 12

Kalee 12

Projector model: Kalee 12 No 17901
Sound head: Western Electric 1-B unit
Arc: Kalee Vulcan No 1743
Base: WE Universal
Donor: Palace, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Kalee 12

Kalee 18

Projector model: Kalee 18 No 18255 and 18256
Sound head: Kalee type 543 No 625
Arc: Kalee Commander No 18174
Base: Kalee
Donor: Fairfield Hospital, Stotfold

Kalee 18

Gaumont Kalee GK19

Projector model: Gaumont Kalee GK19 No 19546
Sound head: Gaumont Kalee
Arc: Gaumont Kalee President No 141666
Base: Gaumont Kalee
Donor: Royal Festival Hall, London

GK 19

Gaumont Kalee GK20

Projector model: Gaumont Kalee GK20 No 20755. Includes variable speed, 3D adaptation, GK Varamorph
Sound head: Kalee type 83 No 921
Arc: Kalee Universal No 12851
Donor: National Film Theatre, South Bank London
Was operational in PPT’s Enigma cinema. Now on display at Elstree.

GK20

Gaumont Kalee GK21

Projector model: Gaumont Kalee GK21 No 211908
Sound head: Opt/Mag type 83 No 1243
Arc:AEI LX xenon Mk II
Base: GK18
Donor: Royal Festival Hall, London
Was operational in PPT’s Enigma cinema

GK21

Kalee GK37

Projector model: Kalee GK37 with integral sound head (SN 37504)
Arc: Kalee xenon arc lamp (SN 120)
Base: GK37 style pedestal and spool boxes.

GK37

Kalee GK40

Projector model: Kalee GK40 picture head (SN 40427)
Soundhead: Kalee sound head (SN 1428)
Arc: Vulcan carbon arc lamp. (SN 163)
Base: an early Kalee pedestal.

GK40

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Ross

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GC 3

Projector model: Model GC 3 No 1087
Sound head: RCA LMI 9031B No 71862
Arc: Ross Streamlite No 7158
Donor: not known

Ross GC 3

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Simplex

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Simplex E7

Projector model: Simplex E 7 with rear shutter conversion No 40789
Sound head: Westrix N1-B sound unit 708 Western drive No 709D
Arc: Monarc
Base: WE Universal
Donor: not known

Simplex E7

Simplex E7

Projector model: Simplex E7 head with rear shutter conversion No 40789
Arc: N/A
Base: N/A
Donor: not known

Simplex E7

Super Simplex

Projector model: Super Simplex head
Sound head: N/A
Base: N/A
Donor: not known

Super Simplex

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Walturdaw

Walturdaw Moy

Projector model: Model 5 No WV169
Sound head: Walturdaw Moy No WS086
Arc: Walturdaw Xenosol 22-23 No N1399
Base: Zeiss Ikon
Donor: National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

Walturdaw

Walturdaw Moy

Projector model: Model 5 No WV169
Donor: National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

Walturdaw

 

 

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Westrex

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Westrex 7000

Projector model: Westrex 7000 (SN unknown)
Arc: Orcon XH-16S lamphouse (SN BU 00542)

Westrex 7000

Westar 2001

Projector mode: Westar 2001 E/2 projector Head (SN 1995)
Soundhead: 2003 soundhead (SN R3716)
Arc: BTH lamp house modified to take a two electrode xenon lamp
Base: Westrex base

Westar 2001

BTH - CENTURY - CINEMECCANICA - ERNEMANN - FEDI - GAUMONT - KALEE - ROSS - SIMPLEX - WALTURDAW - WESTREX - MISC EQUIPMENT

Misc equipment

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Steenbeck

35mm two plate flatbed viewer for 35mm married optical prints.

Steenbeck

Editola

Editola.

Ciniola

Manufactured by Photographic Electrical Co London.
35mm optical picture viewer.

Ciniola

Premier

16/35mm Optical sound reader (SN SP558)

Premier

Moviola

by Magnasync.Type UD-20-S (SN 69401)

Moviola

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