This is a specifically modified MK 4 model for a native ultrawide
format apparently made in the early Eighties. But I concur there is a
definite historical lineage with Athena projectors and what appears to
be Kodak Pageant chassis.
I appreciate the observation.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:52 AM, <carli...@aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 9/22/2011 8:27:34 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> nkov...@gmail.com writes:
> "It's a LW Photo Data Analyzer, Model 224A Mk.4. Made in California.
> It is 240 volts and has old style pre-focus lamp from 300w to 1000w.
> Speeds 1-12 fps. and 24 fps. 2 inch lens. The light output is cut
> down a lot by the built-in heat filter so really should be removed.
> (It's really used for single frame projection mainly.)"
> That's an Athena 16, similar to the Kodak Analyst. Very high quality, you
> used to see them a lot in high schools, for sports teams, things like that.
> Made in the Valley by a company that folded about 40 years ago.
> This must have been someone's personal mod. Maybe they made an 8mm version
> or a custom, wide-gate model. Whatever it is, it's rare.
> Those Athenas still go for some good money. Most of them are pretty beaten
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