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RARE Vintage 1951 Bakelite Art Deco BLIMP DESIGN Projector 8mm Ericsson Cineric from France Original Box Original Instruction Booklet

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This Bakelite Silent Projector from Ericsson/Cineric is not only a STUNNING Decorator's Piece, but it actually works - runs on 110 volts (the US and old French voltage) but needs a converter to run in Europe. The person I bought it from told me it was in working conditon. While there are very few of these around in MINT condition (the Bakelite is perfect, only the arms for the reels show the teeniest bit of usage around the edges), but it comes with its original box and instructions! This piece is not only sought after by Decorators and Designers who love the Art Deco (late, but the design is still considered Deco) streamlined and sexy look, but also by serious Cinema Buffs who are looking for this type of projector (not to mention the box and instructions) - it makes this a very collectible item!

If you're still not convinced, look at this blurb from The Curzon Collection of Cinema Heritage Technology:



8mm Ericsson Cineric
Catalogue number 246

Std. 8mm silent Projector. A very rare projector and difficult to find this French produced machine with its bakelite ‘art-deco’ blimp is very typical of its origin. Because of its construction the blimp was prone to damage which unfortunately this projector has suffered. (My note: this is the example in their collection, mine is perfect!)

Happy to report that mine hasn't suffered any damage! Yes, the outer box is a bit frayed around the edges, and the front page of the instructions has a bit of a stain on it and some of the pages are a bit bent and have come loose (but are all intact) - to get all three together is quite an amazing find! All the hinges are working perfectly and snaps tightly shut, and opens easily. No chips, cracks, etc.

Despite what my honest seller has told me, please check the electricity and wiring, though she swears it is operational. Must use a converter in Europe. And don't forget you are buying a unique piece of History in the true meaning of the word. As such, these French Art Deco items have also become an excellent investment over time. The boxed projector is quite heavy - packed weighs 9 kg! Sent insured, tracked, and signed-for delivery by Colissimo.


Depth: 20 cm
Height: 28.5 cm
Length: 34.5 cm

Height: 25 cm
Width with reel arms expanded: 36 cm
Depth: 17.5 cm
Length: 28.5 cm

RARE Vintage 1951 Bakelite Art Deco BLIMP DESIGN Projector 8mm Ericsson Cineric from France Original Box Original Instruction Booklet


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Bakelite, Metal
  • Ships worldwide from France
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