Kodak 16mm Movie Projector Table Light


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Original table light made from a vintage Kodak G-series Kodascope projector. This 16mm projector was a technical breakthrough after WWII. Kodak marketed the G-series to families looking to setup a home theatre and also included membership into the by mail Kodascope lending library with purchase. See below for detailed story.

  • Measurements:
      • 32.5″ tall, 12.5″ wide with reels, 8″ deep
      • Projector base: 7″ wide x 6.5″ deep
      • 10″ heavy duty harp and finial
      • Drum Lamp Shade Options:
        • Black Reptile Print with silver lining 15″ x 15″ x 11″
        • Embroidered 16″x 16″x 11″ off white and tan
        • White Suede/ silver dot 16″ x 16″ x 11″
        • Black with gold lining 14″ x 16″ x 11″
        • Off-White with silver circles 15″ x 16″ x 11″
  • Rosie red badge
  • Certificate of authenticity that includes the story behind the projector
  • All parts are UL component listed (c UR us) for United States and Canada
  • Proudly made in Chautauqua, NY USA

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SKU: kodascope-table-light-G-series Category:


This projector has been visually restored to its original shiny black lacquer and chrome.

This accent light is made with the finest new lighting components available. This includes:

  • Ten (10) foot long vintage inspired fabric cord with 2-prong plug
  • 3-way switch supports both 120 volts and 240 volts
  • Heavy duty metal and chrome E26 socket, standard medium socket, with a heavy-duty harp and finial
  • Includes Cree 3-way LED lightbulb 40/60/100-watt equivalent with 2700K warm light
  • Maximum 150 watts
  • All parts are UL component listed (c UR us) for United States and Canada

We start with the vintage projector we procure through various camera and antiques dealers nationwide. It has been sitting in an attic or basement for 50+ years and is mechanically not working and non-functioning. We lovingly visually restore it with the following:

  • Removal of nicotine, mold, mildew with various solvents
  • Dissemble and clean the lenses and optics
  • Metal polishing using various cleaners and polishing agents
  • Application of a lacquer clear coat
  • Metal film reels are refurbished and painted
  • Please note: Each light is a little different and will not match the pictures exactly. The camera while clean and complete will have 50 to 80 years of wear and patina that gives it awesome character! Think of all the memories the thing captured. Contact us with questions.

Story Summary

Kodascope G-Series projector was the ultimate machine for the home theatre in the early 1950s. It was by far the most expensive home projector Kodak offered at the time. It showed 16mm film using the best optics available. The lens allowed for projection of clear crisp images onto a special silver screen. The drive mechanism was especially engineered to eliminate jittery pictures and replicate the movie theatre experience.

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Projector Description

The G-series II 16 mm Kodascope projector was released in the late 1940s. It featured great optics to project clear images onto huge screens without having the projector far away which was a common problem. 16mm film produced much clearer and richer images than the smaller 8mm film. It was much more expensive to buy and develop.


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