The First Bioscope Projector
Every collector of English projectors knows that the Bioscope is a particularly popular name in England and the British Commonwealth. From England to South Africa to India when one wants to go to the theatre they will say “let’s go to the Bioscope”. The reason being that Charles Urban, an American, made movie projectors in England, called “Bioscopes” that were very successful and were imitated by many others. What most do no know is that the very first bioscope was made by Walter L. Issacs of New York City by and for Charles Urban for the American Market. This is an interesting search by the author to find the origins of this bioscope in his collection and until finally vindicated by John Barnes.
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