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#184397 02/09/09 04:27 PM
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Hello,

I thought I'd try to post some background on old electrical and projection equipment from the 1931 Spokane Fox theater. It's had a $31 million remodel and few were interested in the old equipment.

Jeff Burnett

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My apologies to Jeff.

I just found these in my Email folder and have apparently been sitting on them for over a year! blush

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Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Jeff, thanks for sharing. smile Always nice to see someone trying to preserve the old gear. smile

Have you seen my threads here on the Avalon Theatre in Catalina, California? Here are the links:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Edited to add: My apologies for the links to parts 3 and 4, I don't know how to edit them to take one to the top on the threads...

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Originally Posted by mxslick
Edited to add: My apologies for the links to parts 3 and 4, I don't know how to edit them to take one to the top on the threads...

Links fixed.

Great Pics!

[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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Hi Jeff: These are great pictures, and you have some wonderful finds there. That stage switchboard and the DC generator control panel look like they are in remarkably good condition. I have a question about the last photo in the group - the one showing a number of plug fuses. Is this a pic. of a fuse panel (they used to be called "magazine panels") located at the end of one of the switchboards?

While you were at the theater, were you able to examine the main electric service and distibution panels? I can imagine slate or soapstone panels, loaded with knife switches and fuses!

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Originally Posted by mxslick
Edited to add: My apologies for the links to parts 3 and 4, I don't know how to edit them to take one to the top on the threads...

Links fixed.

Great Pics!

[Linked Image] [Linked Image]


Thanks for fixing the links. smile

Jeff, thanks again for posting!! Nice to see the old gear... smile


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The local historic theater here (1945) took the old projectors and a lot of the other historic old equipment and put it on display in the lobby. Adds a lot to the ambiance, and gives something interesting to look at while waiting in line.

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Nice find!


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