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Author Topic: Pathé Projector Light & clock  (Read 704 times)
montrehomme 50
France France

« on: August 20, 2016, 10:40:14 pm »

I was lucky enough to pick up a vintage Pathé Baby film projector at a Yard sale here in France.  It was a period electric conversion, which retained its hand crank, and I bought it for very little.

The wiring, and 110 volt motor had a look of danger about it!, which made it more appealing to look at in my opinion, but I decided that as a projector, it would make a better Table lamp!

I knew I had a black flexible lamp in my parts bin, so with the aid of an old shower hose and some plumbing fittings, I set about the piecing together and re-wiring.

on completion, I didn't like the empty space where the bottom reel would have gone, so I looked around in my clock parts, and found a quartz movement and case which would fit.  The dial was horrible, so I cut some alloy sheet, and added some brass rivets to make a 'new' dial.  The clock is simply held in with an old electric fire element coil.

My wife has decided that it is now hers, and should grace our sitting room side table, I'll never be rich!.

Hektor Plasm
Zeppelin Captain
United Kingdom United Kingdom

All-Round Oddfellow.

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 11:01:32 am »

Very nice conversion. A dark lamp, if you like...

I am jealous of those dangerous looking bits, the controller, the wires and that excellent motor!


"all die! o, the embarrassment."
H Plasm Esq. ICUE    Avatar by and with kind permission of Dr Geof. Ta!!

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Zeppelin Captain
Australia Australia

« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 11:38:33 pm »

Your wife has excellent taste - I don't think it is in steampunk genes to be rich!
Colonel Hawthorne
Snr. Officer
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 10:43:22 am »

Fantastic - particularly the dangerous bits, as Mr Plasm says.

Colonel Sir Julius Hawthorne
H.M. Air Privateers (Retd.)

Whatever did we do before retro-futurism?
Zeppelin Captain
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 06:02:50 pm »

Wow - you seem to have rather superior yard sales in La Belle France, and it has indeed made a very elegant piece.

United States United States


Airship Builder

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 01:51:14 am »

NIce find and creation.

Prof Thadeus Q. Wychlock
Zeppelin Admiral
United Kingdom United Kingdom

What Watt ?!

« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 10:19:27 pm »

Very very nice build !

"In a world whose only quarrel with instant gratification is that it takes too long, we are practitioners of a dying art: patience."
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