Manny Crisostomo/ mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Bombal said he bought this 1959 industrial 16-millimeter projector, right, once owned by the Walt Disney Co., from the family of late Bay Area cameraman Lester Thompson. Bombal met Thompson, a newsreel shooter, when Bombal worked at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. Thompson, whom Bombal said once worked as Walt Disney’s personal camera man, would lend the theater old newsreels to show before classic movies.

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