Portrait of an Obsolete Machine

arri-1000-wp-1I consider this a portrait, in that the subject presents its worn, patient visage with inscrutable dignity.

ARRI is a German manufacturer of high-end cinematographic equipment, currently offering state of the art digital imaging tools.  This is a Type E projector, No.274, so old and obscure that information about it is very hard to find

It belonged to my grandfather.  He was a teacher who earned a little extra money duplicating educational filmstrips.  He was thrifty and clever, adapting what he had on hand to his needs, like this early ARRI piece.

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