Revere Movie Projector

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The Revere 16 iHorn is made from a Revere 16 mm movie projector made in 1948.  The company was founded in 1920 in Chicago by a Ukrainian immigrant to manufacture car radiators, but within a decade of its founding, the company was also making household protected.  They started making budget 8 mm movie cameras in 1939. The Revere name is taken from the Revere Copper Company, which provided financial backing for Excel during the depression.  In the '50s the company was the second largest manufacturer of small movie cameras in the USA.  Revere purchased an optical company to make better quality lenses and added some flair to enter the high end premium projector market.  Revere then moved into tool manufacturing, producing a high quality rotary tool very much like the Dremel tools now on the market. The Revere-O-Matic was a 0.55 ampere model that operated at 15,000 r.p.m.   When the founder developed inoperable cancer in 1960, Revere was sold to 3M for $17,000,000.00.  Music and film are conjoined twins.  The earliest movies had no sound, but were usually accompanied by live music which was attempted as synchronized with the action on the silver screen.  The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but the technology took decades to perfect.  By the early 1930s, the talkies were a global phenomenon. The Revere 16 iHorn is unique and entertaining.  So pop the corn, dim the lights, and prepare for lights, camera and action.