Ampro Corporation was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Swedish entrepreneur Axel Monson (the name was an adaptation of "Axel Monson Products") who arrived in the U.S. in 1902.
At just 19, he briefly settled in Boston before joining the tool department of International Harvester's mighty McCormick works in Chicago. By 30, he had risen to the level of superintendent there, but walked away in 1914 to launch his own business: the Universal Stamping and Manufacturing Company.
In 1924 Axel began to study the motion picture industry and by 1929 he had perfected a new 16mm. projector, known under the trade name AMPRO, Axel Monson PROducts.
The business was a success and at one time employed 700 people.
A popular model at the time was the 'Ampro Stylist'.
What's your Ampro 16mm Projector worth, or what would you expect to pay? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|1930 S Ampro 16mm Silent Precision Projector...||08/2021||$144.98|
|Ampro Stylist Super Stylist Projector Belts Ampro...||10/2021||$44.87|
|Ampro Premier 10 20 30 Stylist 16mm Projectors...||10/2021||$25.00|
|Ampro Stylist 16mm Sound Silent Film Projector...||09/2021||$200.00|
|Ampro Premier Stylist Projector...||10/2021||$100.00|
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