What is the correct colour of a DP70?
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|Written by: Clive
DP70s 1466 & 1469
at the Plaza/Paris Cinema, Perth, WA, Australia. They last projected a film
in 1983. Picture by Clive
On behalf of a small team from the Australian Museum of Motion Pictures and
Television [AMMPT] I can advise we are mid-way through removing two
DP70s from their original cinema in
Perth, Western Australia,
where they last projected a film in 1983. We have dismantled the machines
[yesterday and today] and are now awaiting heavy-lift couriers to move the
heaviest parts as the bio-box is about seven floors above street level [no
lift!] and the only access nowadays is via the fire escape. It is planned to
fully overhaul the machines and return them to occasional service in a
cinema that we hope to fit out as part of our Museum activities.
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Woodward posing with DP70 1466 & 1469 and ask the question: Do you know of
the 'official' original colour for DP70 projectors?
Serial numbers: 1466 & 1469
Location: Plaza/Paris Cinema [name changed during cinema's life]
City: Perth, WA
These projectors are fitted with Cinemeccanica Super Zenith 450 carbon arc
lamp-houses - something I've never come across in a 'hard top' before now.
Must have projected a beautiful bright image :-)
We now have our two DP70s [1466 &
1469] in our museum's workshop. We are puzzled by trying to work out the
correct colour to repaint them. Ours are a brownish 'hammertone' / 'hammertex'
colour. I note from photos on your website many appear to be grey. Even the
brown on our units varies from part to part. Do you know of the 'official'
original colour for DP70 projectors?
Perhaps you could ask the question on your website - find out what colour
other restorers have used?
Woodward if you know the correct paint color of a DP70.
Mark Gulbrandsen, USA: Hammerite "bronze" is an almost exact match
for the original Phillips Hammertone paint. Have done close to 50 machines
with this color....
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