Revere Film Projector

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Size (WxDxH): 9.5 x 8 x 15 inches
Material: Assorted Materials
Year: 1949


This is a vintage Revere, model 85, 8mm film projector from 1949. Not tested. It comes with its original case and power cord, but with loss of paint. The Revere Camera Company was founded in the early 1920s in Chicago, Illinois, as the Excel Auto Radiator Company by Ukrainian immigrant Samuel Briskin. The manufacturing facility started making budget 8 mm movie cameras in 1939. “The exceptional quality of your Revere ’85’ Projector is evident in every detail of design and performance,” so said the user manual. “You will find that it combines operating ease with ‘theatre quality’ projection to an unexcelled degree.”
“... this upstart firm—launched by former radiator repairman Samuel Briskin in 1939—became America’s preferred producer of budget-priced 8mm movie equipment, including the Model 88 camera and Model 85 projector...Sam Briskin’s aggressive advertising strategies, acquisitions, and pricing schemes had established an unlikely dynasty, but it was his son Ted Briskin—Revere’s young playboy president—who was always generating more of the headlines. Between 1945 and 1953, the dashing Teddy married and divorced three different Hollywood actresses—a run that likely proved far less amusing back in Chicago, where his father was usually left holding the bag.” - from Made in Chicago museum.