Metal, cardboard, wood, plastic and film.
Box - 71 mm (length); 135 mm (width); 64 mm (depth), Projector - 150 mm (length); 118 mm (width); 271 mm (height), Switch box - 80 mm (length); 83 mm (width); 233 mm (height), Transformer - 138 mm (length); ); 53 mm (width); 83 mm (height), Bulb packet - 25 mm (width); 56 mm (height), Larger film - 69 mm (diameter), Small film - 50 mm (diameter)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood
A Bingoscope home cinema projector. The projector and the transformer are made of black metal. The projector has a rectangular base which supports a column which houses the lens, the arm that supports the film reel, the permanent reel and the handle that winds the film. The lens has a half moon handle to thread the film and a knurled knob for focus. At the rear is the electric plug which connects by wire to the transformer. The transformer, on a shallow plinth, is rectangular and has slots on its sides, ends and top to assist heat loss. On the body of the transformer are stuck three paper labels, two indicating a cost of £5 sterling, and the other has the words 'Old Cinema Scope M.M'. In addition to the transformer, there is a wooden homemade switch box which is attached to the projector by the original plug. This box has a switch on the top, but no obvious means of connection to an electric supply, but it does have a slot by which it could be hung. There is also a cardboard box containing three pathescope films in black metal circular containers, two large, one smaller, and a small light bulb in a transparent packet. The box has a label on the lid reading 'From Pathescope LTD. North Circular Rd, Cricklewood. To Messrs Bemrose and Sons LTD'. The box lid is broken at one corner. Total number of items is 9.
Marks and inscriptions
Front of projector: 'MADE IN ENGLAND/ BINGOSCOPE/ THE/ IDEAL CINEMA/ HOME' Top of lid, on label: 'Messrs Bemrose and Sons LTD/ Stationery Dept/ Midland Place/ Derby'
Makers and roles
Pathescope Ltd , maker