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Mills "Panoram" (1940-42)
Model type 470, 470A and 470B with RCA
16mm film projector MI1340 playing "Soundies"

The Panoram was the Soundies only venue. Former plans for a production of 30000 Panorams were reduced to 5000 due to the WW 2. The price to watch a Soundies was a dime (10c) while listening to a jukebox only did cost a nickel (5c). A Soundie took about 3 minutes.
It is said that about 1800 Soundies had been produced between 1940 and 1947 - cinemas and other exhibitors didn't like them.

Video of a playing Panoram   •••   www.millspanoram.com   •••   MTV for the 1940's
 

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Fotos: Christian
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Photos below courtesy of Larry Fisher
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Lloyd Thoburn: Very interesting photo of a Mills Panoram that was made with clear panels to display the inner workings of one. This photo is dated 9/5/40. An interesting fact about the Soundies which were played on this machine is that the company was headed by James Roosevelt, son of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was President of the United States at the time.

Mills Panoram

 

Popular Science 11/1940
Mills Panoram

 

 

Technische Daten - Specifications
Wahlen / Selections 8 films, non selective
Lampen / Lamps  
Verstärker / Amplifier  
Lautsprecher / Speaker 4
Film Projektor / Film projector RCA 16 mm film projector MI1340
Monitor / Screen 24" x 18"
Sicherungen / Fuses  
Schlüssel / Key  
Gehäuse / Cabinet Walnut Art-Deco
Abmessungen / Size H x B x T / H x W x D: 79" x 34" x 28"
Zubehör / Accessories  
Strom / Power 115V / 60 Hz Volt;  normal operating 980 Watts
Besonderheiten / Feaures Illuminated scrolling title strip at top
Neupreis / Price back then US$ 695

 

Die Angaben haben keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit oder Richtigkeit.
Bei den (importierten) Boxen können im Laufe der Jahre durchaus Veränderungen vorgenommen worden sein. Copyright.

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