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Bill Brandenstein
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: California
Registered: Aug 2007


 - posted December 11, 2018 01:02 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's a new one! Just helped a friend locate a wonderful Eumig 810D-Lux projector in decent working order. Like any 40-year-old gear, it has a few issues but runs well and looks to be a champ in the making. And all the detachable parts are present, so that's a definite "win."

From the front it looks perfectly normal, same as mine:
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But the rear of the take-up arm has no screws:
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Mine looks like this:
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So, as I was going over the projector the other day, the white take-up arm cover fell off, and the spindle and gears fell out. Does anyone know if mine is a later design modification to prevent that problem? More importantly, does anyone know what was intended to keep that no-screws cover on when the projector isn't level? [Smile] Is it supposed to snap or lock or just be snug? (It's none of those at present.)

There's also a cracked gear and a little rubber disc slippage, but I'll deal with that elsewhere.

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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


 - posted December 11, 2018 05:23 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Bill,

It looks like a nice machine. I was always under the impression that the HQS machines came later as an improvement on the original 800 series. If so, it should actually be a later machine.

My Bolex SP-80 special (Eumig 800 Series working undercover) has the screws like your machine.

Maybe it's time for an arm transplant: somebody here must have a dead 800 series they'd be willing to part out. I've done it on an Elmo: not too bad.

-maybe with a little patience you can even get the right color!

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Bill Brandenstein
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 - posted December 11, 2018 09:47 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'd definitely be interested in that! Nice recommendation, Steve.

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David Michael Leugers
Expert Film Handler

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From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004


 - posted December 16, 2018 01:21 PM      Profile for David Michael Leugers   Email David Michael Leugers   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I recall having that same problem with the arms years ago. The Eumig 810D is a great machine well worth the effort to keep it going. I do believe that Eumig went to the screwed on covers as an improvement. The later made 820 series projectors I have all have the screwed on covers.

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Lee Mannering
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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted December 17, 2018 04:00 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes you will find the early 800's had clip on covers, later were screw on types. My first sound Eumig from the early 70's has clip on and they have not thankfully fallen off yet.

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