Kodascope Kodatoy projector, c 1925.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
This motor-driven projector for 16mm film proved to be very popular with amateurs, particularly after the price dropped to £15 in 1925. Some people used the projector primarily for showing their own home movies, made on the Cine-Kodak and procesed at Kodak's new laboratories, but many more just liked to show films hired from the increasingly succesful Kodascope Library. The spools took the 16mm standard 100 foot (30.5 m) film lengths and had to be rewound by hand.