Salvaged RCA cinema equipment

posted by fmd73 on April 8, 2008 at 7:40 am

I’ve just salavged two kalee model 12s and random rca speakers, amplifiers, etc. from my local cinema which is being torn down and would like some help trying to get more info on the stuff. Maybe I could get some info on tracking some parts for the projectors. The cinema is from the 1930’s so I am assuming that’s the age of the equipment. The kalee projectors I think are from the early 40’s.

Thanks for any help, links or photos.

Comments (9)

erpimansman on April 11, 2008 at 11:18 am

i know a lot of old rca amplifier speaker projector please give me a call 773-339-9035

fmd73 on April 11, 2008 at 11:24 am

i live in the u.k so email might be cheaper lol.

fmd73 on April 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

here’s some pics if they link ok,everything here is rca.

fmd73 on April 11, 2008 at 9:18 pm

and some of the monitors…

fmd73 on May 8, 2008 at 10:19 am

i also was wondering if anyone could help.i’ve notice that the audtoium speakers(the first pic) originally had a woven basket type cover over the speaker…is there anywhere that specialises in making new covers for speakers? there is a small sample of the cover i mean below……

byrdone on May 20, 2008 at 7:49 pm

This stuff would be of interest only to collectors and then only if it were fairly clean and in very good working condition. Even then it’s not worth much because there is plenty of it around.

fmd73 on May 20, 2008 at 8:16 pm

thanks xenon,have u seen or do you know of any websites/links etc that might deal in the rca speakers in the first photo??

byrdone on June 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm

You might try contacting Martin Hill at 704.455.9345. He deals mostly in movie making equipment but sometimes is interested in
theater equipment for collectors. You will definitely need model numbers and be prepared to give a detailed description of each piece.

fmd73 on October 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm

hi,just bumping this up to see if anyone can shed anymore light on my full range speakers(top photo)
the label on the speaker reads.

loud speaker mechanism
cat no. 8 616
rca phtophone ltd london
an associate company of the
radio corporation of america
reg (something?) pat of (rca logo) marca registrada
licensed only for uses authorised in lease or sales agreement

the site manage promised to save the other speakers but suddenly “didnt know what happened to them”.
so im hoping someone out there might know where i can get a matching one or more info at least.i have
more pics and if u want any info please leave a message.thanks.

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