Xenon Projector Lamphouse Model No. 2500 ; Century movie projector lamphouse #1
Lamp housing that attaches to a Century Model SA movie film projector. The housing is cast metal in a cube shape with convex sides, rounded edges, beige and dark brown color. Attached fan in black metal housing. It sits on a thick black steel base. Amp meter and counter mounted into the back panel.
This is a set component from a Century Model SA movie projector that was used at the Abbey Theatre in Durango from 1997 to 2013. The theater is still in existence as of November 2019 under the name Animas City Theatre. The theater has been Durango’s single-screen, independent cinema serving up alternative entertainment—primarily off-beat niche films—since 1997 (as the Abbey Theatre). Originally, the venue was a dinner theater and after that a pool hall. After opening the theater, the Abbey became a hub for community engagement. The owners began adding more concerts and other community events to the schedule. When the Abbey changed ownership in 2013, the new owners continued and expanded on the precedent but opened as a digital movie theater.
Below the amp meter on a white sticker: METER READS 10 AMPS LOW
On the manufacturer's plate: XENON PROJECTOR LAMPHOUSE / MODEL NO. 2500 / SERIAL NUO. 25501-1791 / OPTICAL RADIATION CORP. / 2626 SOUTH PECK ROAD / MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA 21016 / AREA CODE 213-446-6133 / PATENT PENDING
On one of two red plaques: CAUTION / APPROVED FOR USE ONLY WITH / X2500 XENON LAMP / MANUFACTURED BY / OPTICAL RADIATION CORP.
On second of two red plaques: CAUTION / A. "BULB EXPLOSION HAZARD" / RELAMPING TO BE DON ONLY BY / QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL / WITH PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. B. "ULTRA VIOLET RADIATION" DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT / OPTICAL ELEMENTS.
Cast in the housing: ORO
White sticker on the housing side: LAMP 1