Black Kodak 16mm film reel which is mostly full of film. Stamped into the metal reel are the words "Made in U.S.A.", "By Kodak", "Not for camera use", and "Pat. USA 2,384,621 Canada 1946". There are holes in the same pattern on both metal discs. Discs are attached at their center by a black, metal cylinder. It is unknown what the film on the reel contains. A large orange piece of paper is taped to one side of the reel. The writing on it is impossible to read. A large white piece of paper is taped to the other side, and it says, "to make a dupl". The film on the reel is white.
16mm film was invented by the 1923 by the Eastman Kodak company as a cheaper, amateur alternative to 35mm film. It was originally intended to be used to make movies in one's home, but eventually began to be used for filming educational programs. Additionally, 16mm film was used in poorer foreign countries before they had access to professional light cameras. This particular reel was probably intended to be used to make a duplicate of another reel. The film on this reel is blank and the piece of paper attached to it would suggest this.
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Film, circa 1946, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9854. Accessed 01/24/22.