Found this at a garage sale this weekend. The International Projector Corp, badge on this field coil 15 inch woofer says model LU-1010. But it looks a lot like the Lansing Manufacturing 15SX that Steve Schell has posted pictures of in the past:
Or is it the Altec version?
How do you tell the difference?
The number "885" is stamped on the edge of the front pole plate.
Anybody else see Lansing products bearing the International Projector brand?
Found this info about International Projector Corp. on the web:
International Projector Corp./GPL Division/Simplex Projector Co.
88-96 Gold Street
New York City (1925-1946)
55 La France Avenue
Broomfield, NJ (1946-1960)
Pleasantville, NY (1960-1970s)
Paramus, NJ (1970s-1983)
Product: "Simplex" brand projectors and amplifiers
History: *founded in 1925, out of the merger of three competing projector manufacturers, and located at 90 Gold Street in
New York City (the three original manufacturers were Precision Machine Co., which had been making "Simplex"
projectors since 1909; Nicholas Power Co.; and Acme Motion Picture Projector Co.)
*moved to Broomfield, NJ in January 1946
*bought in 1960 by the GPL Division of General Precision, Inc.; manufacturing was moved from Broomfield, NJ to
*the Simplex brand eventually became independent in the 1970s, as Simplex Projector Co. (Paramus, NJ)
*the latter merged with Ballantyne and Strong Electric Corp. in 1983 to form Strong International
Notes: *markets projectors under the brand names "Century" and "Simplex," and projector lamphouses and platters under the
brand name "Strong"
*formed from the 1983 merger of Ballantyne, Simplex Projector Co. (which had previously been International Projector Corp.
from 1925-1960, and then the GPL Division of General Precision from 1960 until sometime in the 1970s) and Strong
Electric Corp., a maker of projector lamphouses
*bought Optical Radiation Corp. in 1993, and added ORC's "Century" line of projectors to their product line