MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.60
Japan’s First 16mm Film Projector
Japan’s first 16mm film projector is the Elmo 16mm Projector ‘Model A’ released in 1927. It was said about the person who developed the projector, Hidenobu Sakaki, the founder of Elmo, ‘There is a genius of invention in Nagoya’. He engaged in thorough studies of an imported 16mm projector and completed the first hand-driven Model A. The small projector devised by Sakaki contributed greatly to the film culture and audio-visual education in Japan. Elmo Model A, Japan’s first projector, is a symbolic material in terms of the history of image culture.
Off exhibition (in principle)
Elmo History Museum
- 6-14 Meizen-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 467-8567
- About 10 mins. on foot from Meitetsu Horita Sta., About 5 mins. on foot subway Horita Sta.