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hmaaust@gmail.com
hmaaust@gmail.com on June 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Probably of low interest but those are “Peerless” projectors made by J. Frank Brockliss, an American company, probably under licence in the UK.

hmaaust@gmail.com
hmaaust@gmail.com on June 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

I accidentally deleted a former comment; from upper left: projectionist and equipment taken by Box Brownie camera about November 1944 for “The Great Mr Handel”: first UK feature in colour. (Available on DVD) About 1 minute exposure @ f11 (the biggest available then). Upper Right Gene Autry with Sid Lewis 15 August 1939:Box camera 1/25 @ f11. Lower Right: Leslie Gregory on right with unnamed staffer, taken by Arthur Raymond. Lower Left Usherettes with front doorman, taken by Arthur Raymond on his German Wirgin camera.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on June 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

J. Frank Blockliss was a British Company. They where shareholders in Our Company.. Most Peerless in the Country where made by Kelvin Beard and Bottomed.. They also made Prestige Kitchen Equipment

hmaaust@gmail.com
hmaaust@gmail.com on June 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Thanks for correction; I always imagined that it was American. In fact I visited their showroom in London decades ago and saw their 16mm Ampro and other machines. Perhaps the sound head was American.

Peter Lea
Peter Lea on August 21, 2016 at 5:09 am

However just a small correction the lamp houses were Perless not the projectors…. they were probably BTH or Ross GC1’s for that period what you say mike ?

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