old Chicago movie projector manufacturers
Date: October 01, 2015 06:20PM
I'd like to get in contact with people who've firsthand knowledge about these 3 movie projector manufacturers, long out-of-business:
HOLMES Projector Co., @ 1815 N. Orchard St
AMPRO Corporation, @ 2835 N. Western Ave
DEVRY Manufacturing Co., @ 1111 W. Armitage Ave
the buildings at those addresses remain albeit entirely re-purposed. In general they folded late '50s - early '60s. DEVRY evolved into another projector mfgr named PAROMEL ELECTRONICS, @ 3956 W. Belmont. AMPRO was re-incarnated as GRAFLEX when purchased by SINGER, and moved out east. HOLMES also had re-birth elsewhere in the hands of ex-employees.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2015 06:33PM by the_mogra.