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1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in.
A brass plate shaped like a sheriff's shield, with a slot cut out of the top for hanging. Embossed on one side is a vintage 1910's movie projector with large reel and a separate electrical control mechanism. The reverse reads "Motiograph/ M.P. Machine/ The Enterprise/ Optical Manfg. Co./ 564-572 W. Randolph St./ Chicago,/ U.S.A.". Motiograph made early Motion Picture (M.P.) projectors and sound systems for movie theatres from around 1910 to at least 1946.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group