Folding slide projector

Minolta Mini slide projectorMinolta ‘Mini’ folding slide projector
made in Japan, c.1950s

The Mini is a ‘folding’ projector in that you lift the metal case up and fold out the lens and the mechanics of the slide projector for use. It’s an incredibly efficient design – quite a feat of 50s engineering.

The Mini comes with its own funky white vinyl bag [black piping, metal zip, internal compartments for all the bits] a dual slide changer AND an ‘Autochanger’ and is excellent working condition. The Autochanger allows you to stack a number of 35mm slides on both sides so one needed hold up the slide-show too long.

The lens is 1:2.5, f=7.5mm, and it runs on 200-240 V, AC/DC. The current bulb is still working, and I have researched replacement bulbs: a $10 CDS 100 watt, 115-120 volt bulb will suffice. There’s a cute little bakelite on/off switch on the electrical cord.

The folding slide projector is for sale: $AUD125

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