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Robert Oakley
Film Handler

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From: Binghamton, NY
Registered: Dec 2003

 - posted January 30, 2010 07:09 PM      Profile for Robert Oakley   Email Robert Oakley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I found a patent on freepatentsonline.com for an Elmo "PULSE SYNCHRONIZING SYSTEM FOR MOTION PICTURE APPARATUSES" This patent seems to describe the Elmo R-1 Synchronizer which I'm looking for. If anyone can identify the device by this patent please let me know.

Thanks guys

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted January 30, 2010 07:48 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't say 100% for sure if it is or not, but what a nice, simple little circuit!

If the schematics had component values it would be easy to build one.

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

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Martin Jones
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
Registered: May 2008

 - posted January 31, 2010 03:27 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This seems to describe the principles rather than a specific product. There have been many devices using this principle; in the UK the Craven Syncrodeck in both it's mechanical and electronic versions were well known, controlling the projector speed from pulses on reel to reel magnetic tape, and the Cresta models for both reel to reel and cassette tape.


Retired TV Service Engineer
Ongoing interest in Telecine....

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