Projection Screen

Vintage projection screen. There is no label on the outside, and I suspect there might be one, but I can’t confirm this as Mr. OP won’t let me open the box. This is because it reeks. Whatever type of chemical they used back in the 50s(?), coupled with its years remaining in a state of graceful closure, has combined to give it an odour most foul. Hence why there are no photos of the screen itself either. We did open it a few years ago and I can remember the smell – something like a bubbling vat of acid mixed with a cow’s afterbirth.

Projection Screen

Projection Screen

The box is about 4 1/2 feet long, 5″ x 5″ wide and high. I love the carrying case. I imagine a man wearing a suit and hat, carrying it on the street, walking jauntily if a little awkwardly, off to impress a new client. It could also pass for something more musical.

Projection Screen

Thought I’d throw this one in as well, although the first image is my preferred shot, because of the dust. One of my favourite things.

Status: Places many small bowls of water in a dark room, each containing several drops of peppermint. Have a few scented candles as well. Then dare to open the box. Screen an old home movie, or maybe the old slides. Makes sure the windows are open fully so it will have to be a warm day.

Kill-ratio: 18:3 / 6:1

(captioned images don’t count – see the rules – on the alt-title explanatory post).

Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 356 For Screening New Ideas Past The Senses.