Edison Projecting Kinetoscope


Edison Projecting Kinetoscope


This picture should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to show how the instrument was actually used. This kinetoscope was manufactured by Edison Mfg, Co, Orange, N.J., USA. around 1902. Continuous 35mm film wrapped around the reel, and turning the crank runs it in front of a light source to project the picture out through the lens in the brass protrusion. The lens was made by Bausch and Lomb. This is number 6030. Edison patented this model in the 1890s.


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Date Added
December 15, 2011
“Edison Projecting Kinetoscope,” Antique Scientific Instruments at Washington and Lee University, accessed May 26, 2022, https://physicsapparatus.omeka.net/items/show/55.