Collecting the History of Cinema

1915, The First Portable Cinema

First Mobile Cine Projector - 8CFF
DeVry suitcase type cinema projector "Type E", batch 1919. It has a cinematic projector for 35 mm strips housed in a black suitcase of 22 x 9 x 19.5 inches. The case is equipped with gates for viewing the operation of the machine, as well as multiple air vents for fans and exhaust for cooling the internal mechanism.

The 35 mm Portable Film Projector was an invention of the American Herman Adolf DeVry, DS, Engineer, Manufacturer and Educator, in 1915. The films could now also be screened outside the cinemas, in schools, in Churches, in houses, as the Machine was easily transported like a suitcase.

Portable models DeVry "Type E" 35mm became extremely popular, over 50,000 of them were sold.


First Mobile Cine Projector - 8CFFChania Film Festival - Lefteris Lambrakis Collection

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