Film Strips Battery Projector
Highland Museum of Childhood

This handheld projector from the 1950s would have been considered hi-tech when it first became available to buy.

It was battery operated, making it mobile for use anywhere. However, in the 1950s, batteries were much bigger and heavier – the battery required to run this projector was almost as big as the projector itself!

Film strips were placed in the front of the projector, which had a light inside. Next, the projector was pointed at a wall, displaying the projected images of the film strip onto the wall. The film strips accompanying this projector show images relating to Donald Duck, the Royal Family, and Black Beauty.

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Date: 1920
Materials : Cardboard, Rubber
Size : 30cm x 20cm x 7cm

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