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Nice looking cardboard box, but no film inside !!

Rather like the little 15 foot silent 9.5mm films, supplied unspooled for the "Bingoscope" or "Bing British"; there also seems to have been another short series of just 10 foot silent 9.5mm black and white unspooled short films destined for sale with the 9.5mm "Ray" toy cine projectors. The "Ray" 9.5mm tin-plate simple 9.5mm cine projectors were manufactured by a maker of simple optical type toys - Construments Ltd, 18 Grays Inn Road, London, UK, and distributed by Leon Rees & Co. 12 New Union Street, London EC2.

I guess these little 10 foot 9.5mm film clips were not titled and seem to be short extracts from Pathéscope 9.5mm releases. So it figures they must have beeen produced by Pathéscope Ltd. for Construments Ltd. Currently non of these little shorts have appeared, so we must wait for more information until some turn up. .

Luckily, thanks to a lucky find by 9.5mm film historian Maurice Trace in 2015, we now have an actual box but infuriatingly - no film yet!

Although it is pretty obvious that Pathéscope printed these short 10 foot extracts for use with "Ray" toy 9.5mm projectors, the titles were never mentioned in Pathéscope sales literature or the Pathéscope Monthly magazine. No doubt they were destined just for toy shops.

I have listed educated guesses as to each film's origin, but I would be pleased to have any additions/comments/corrections.

I would love to hear of any other titles in this series, and purchase titles not in my collection.
Grahame Newnham:-
presto @ (remove spaces for correct e-mail address)




                         9.5mm 10ft PATHÉSCOPE SHORTS FOR RAY ETC.

          CHRISTUS                Drama               - CHRISTUS          IT  08/04/1916

          LAST CRUSADE (THE)      Drama               - THE LAST CRUSADE  GB  ??/??/1922

          LOVE GAME (THE)         Comedy              - MADELS VON HEUTE  GE  05/11/1925

          WONDERFUL LAMP (THE)    Comedy              - ALIAS ALADDIN     US  17/10/1920

(An * asterix means a copy is in gln 9.5mm collection - if only!)


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