POSTS BY JOHN CANNON

  • 1939-45 SUPER SIMPLEX MOVIE THEATRE PROJECTOR

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    It is a little ironic that this first information sheet published by the Projected Picture Trust should be on the classic American projector the Simplex. Patriots should be conforted however by the fact that the man most directly responsible for the quality of ingineering in the Simplex was a Scot, Francis B. Cannock, who had emigrated to America to work for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Cannock’s dictum, on wich the success of the Simplex was based, was that “The requierements of the machine fitting placed the thousandth of an inch as the limit of latitude; and on important parts ten-thousandths is the requierement.”

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