Lori and Art Finley Collection

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Collection Dates: 1923 – 1962
Scope and Content Note: "Pathe Baby was the trade name for a 9.5 mm home movie system introduced in France for Christmas 1922. An extensive catalog of existing Pathe Freres films were issued in this new format. The first were only 30 feet long -- about 90 seconds of cranking. But the innovative freeze frame mechanism lengthened the showing time by not wasting footage on title cards. In 1924, film length was increased to 60 feet. In 1928, Super reel films that were 300 feet long were introduced. 9.5 mm persisted as the 'standard' format in Europe thru the 1950's. Pathex was the trade name of Pathe Exchange, Inc., Pathe's US subsidiary. In America, film exchanges distributed movie releases to theaters. The 9.5 mm format was introduced in America for Christmas of 1925 (Model D projectors)."--pathex.com
Extent: 9 - 9.5mm films (Pathex) 1 - 16mm film 1 - 9.5mm Pathex projector (no cord)
Provenance: Donated by Art and Lori Finley
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Lori and Art Finley Collection. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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