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Shane C. Collins
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From: Williamsport, PA, USA
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 - posted January 10, 2019 09:44 AM      Profile for Shane C. Collins   Email Shane C. Collins   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Picked up a vintage Compco Projector Table Model 871. I've never seen one before! The table has several outlets which come in handy for plugging in various accessories. It even has a nifty little light one can use when using the projector, etc. I may repaint that 70's wood grain, not sure I'm a fan of that ha!

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted January 10, 2019 09:56 AM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks good Shane! Are those legs stronger than they look? Is there any weight limit written on it? A nice find [Smile]

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Shane C. Collins
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 - posted January 10, 2019 09:59 AM      Profile for Shane C. Collins   Email Shane C. Collins   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Joe, yes those legs seem pretty strong. Held together with large screws. I won't be using it for anything larger than my Elmo FP8-C. I've tugged on it, picked it up a few times and it's strong so no worries. Well balanced as well.

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Mathew James
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 - posted January 10, 2019 11:02 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Really nice find Shane! If it also had a built in audio mixer, it would be even better! I love the idea of the light built in...

I wouldn't restore/paint it, it looks GREAT as is!

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Shane C. Collins
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 - posted January 10, 2019 11:35 AM      Profile for Shane C. Collins   Email Shane C. Collins   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Matt, your probably right I should just leave the table as is. Here's a closer view of the controls. Basic but functional.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted January 10, 2019 11:58 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's in wonderful shape!

It's like 45 years ago somebody was saying "What should I get George for his birthday?", and George never used it.

(Still beats getting a tie!)

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Michael De Angelis
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 - posted January 10, 2019 12:22 PM      Profile for Michael De Angelis   Email Michael De Angelis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've seen these on sale years ago in the Blackhawk Films catalog and did not think anything about them.

Seeing this up close now, I want one too!

Real cool. [Cool]

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Jim Schrader
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 - posted January 10, 2019 12:50 PM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Schrader   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I picked up a Bell & Howell table with a plug in for a room light and the projector not as fancy as yours.

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Shane C. Collins
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 - posted January 10, 2019 07:17 PM      Profile for Shane C. Collins   Email Shane C. Collins   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve I don't think this was ever used! For one thing it takes some time to get the legs on correctly, and lined up so the bolts go through properly. I can see myself using this table quite a bit. And yes if George got this for his birthday he certainly never used it....Ha! I really like the fact I can plug the projector into the built in outlet. Plus if I ever wanted to mount a clamp type lamp I have the room switch which is a nice feature.
It's funny I never really thought much about a projector table. Now that I have this, I'm thinking how did I not have one!
So I went back and looked at the assembly instructions and found a date for 1965. So this is much older than I originally thought it was. It was also advertised for other uses as you'll see in the photo below.

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David Michael Leugers
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 - posted January 10, 2019 10:02 PM      Profile for David Michael Leugers   Email David Michael Leugers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Holly crap, I used to own one (or one pretty darn near like it, mine was a Compco) back when I lived in the Detroit area in the late 1970's to early 1980's. I don't remember what happened to it, maybe got lost when I moved back to Ohio.

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