Vintage motion picture equipment: KPT-3 projector by LOMO

Vintage motion picture equipment: KPT-3 projector. LOMO (Saint-Petersburg) production (1962)

Purpose: cinemas and concert halls

The sound stationary film projector is intended for the projection of sound 35 mm film copies, it is a modernization of the KPT-2Sh model


Luminous flux – 4000 and 7000 Lumens (60A and 90A)
Tape path – with 5 16-toothed drums including jump
Type of tape path – open
Sound-reading element – photomultiplier FEU-1
Sound-reading lamp – incandescent lamp 10 V, 5 A, type K-27
Obturator – conical two-bladed
Winder – from a vertical shaft by a cardan with dry friction
Cassette capacity – 600 m (fire-fighting with flame-extinguishing rollers)
Projection source – high-intensity arc 60A, 41-45 V, KPI 8×60 or 90A 45-60 V cine coals, KPI 9×90 cine coals, horizontal position
Reflector – elliptical D=358 mm, f=134 mm
Engine — АВ-071/4 three-phase asynchronous
Projection optics – type “Zh” anastigmat and anamorphic attachment NAP-1-1 or lenses of type P-5
prefix for magnetic phonograms with a three-link speed stabilizer of the “Davis-drive” type
Dimensions HxLxW, mm – 2025x1600x1100
weight, kg – 350

Mosfilm sudios, Moscow.

LOMO (Russian: Ленинградское Oптико-Mеханическое Oбъединение, romanized: Leningradskoye Optiko-Mekhanicheskoye Obyedinenie, lit. ’Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association’) is a manufacturer of medical and motion-picture lenses and equipment based in St. Petersburg, Russia. The company was awarded three Order of Lenin decorations by the Soviet Union.

Its Lomo LC-A consumer camera was the inspiration for the lomography photographic movement.

The company was founded in 1914 in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg). It was established as a French – Russian limited company to produce lenses and cameras. It manufactured gun sights during World War I. In 1919, it was nationalised. In 1921, the factory was named the Factory of State Optics, G.O.Z. In 1925, camera production was resumed, and several lens designs tested between 1925 and 1929. Further reorganisations of the Soviet optical factories in several stages finally resulted in that the factory at Leningrad became GOMZ, the Russian Optical and Mechanical Factory.

In the transition period 1932 to 1935 a copy of the Leica camera was developed, the VOOMP I. Today LOMO makes military optics, scientific research instruments, criminological microscopes, medical equipment, and a range of consumer products.

Known as GOMZ (State Optical-Mechanical Plant), the company was transformed under the direction of Mikhail Panfilov, who united several industries and founded the LOMO Association in 1962. In 1990 – 1997 Ilya Klebanov was the Director General of LOMO Association.

The company went public in 1993, and was renamed LOMO PLC; it is traded on the RTS Classic Stock Market. The company is ISO 9001 certified and exports worldwide. Night-vision devices and telescopes account for 30% of the company’s exports. Germany is the largest importer of LOMO products. Medical equipment, fiber optic cables and endoscopes, optical components and cameras are consumed mainly by the Russian market and other states of the former Soviet Union. Military equipment and science research instruments make a significant share of production for export to such countries as Israel, India, United States, Canada, Mexico, and other international markets.

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