50s Mini

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

Another Mini projector! The first was a Hanimex, made in Australia, and now this Minolta from Japan- both made in same time period. The projector is tiny but with the push of a metal button it folds out to form a projector with a suitable focal length; what a marvel 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 mini projector makes a beautiful vintage statement piece- and the funky vinyl bag is a bonus extra. [Display the projector, wear the bag!]

For sale: $AUD125

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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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Minolta ‘Mini’ folding slide projector

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

Another Mini projector! The first was a Hanimex, made in Australia, and now this Minolta from Japan- both made in same time period. They seem to gravitate towards me…

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 in excellent working order.  The Autochanger allows you to stack a number of 35mm slides on both sides so one needn’t 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.

And the last owners left a lovely Ektachrome slide in the case- which I shall pass onto the next lucky owner- it’s a lovely vignette of two women and a boy enjoying beer and chips at a social gathering! Priceless!

For sale: $AUD125

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