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John’s col­lec­tion in­cludes rare equip­ment, such as:

A hand-cranked movi­escope ma­chine called a What the But­ler Saw from 1892, which shows a mov­ing im­age made by flip­ping cards of se­quen­tial im­ages.

A pro­jec­tor which came to New Zealand in 1897, brought out by the Sal­va­tion Army to show the first movies screened here.

A Pathe 28-mil­lime­tre pro­jec­tor from the early 20th cen­tury. 28mm was the be­ta­max of early film, in competition with 35mm film.

A Kinetis­cope made by Thomas Edi­son be­tween 1896 and 1898.

A Holmes ‘‘all sprocket’’ 16mm pro­jec­tor, which was saved from a skip by two lo­cals.

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