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John Berman
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 - posted December 23, 2018 01:28 PM      Profile for John Berman   Email John Berman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hope this is not a silly question. I picked up from a second hand shop a film which has Super 8mm on the box, the reel will not fit on the spindle on the projector - am i missing something obvious ?


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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted December 23, 2018 02:41 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Elmo FP-C is a dual-gauge projector, but I assume the spool spindles are only for standard 8.
Therefore you need these spool adapters.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADAPTER-FILM-REEL-ADAPTER-MOVIE-REEL-AD APTER-SUPER-8-TO-8MM-ADAPTER-/152136650133


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Janice Glesser
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 - posted December 23, 2018 09:25 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The supply reel arm on the FP-C has a dual format spindle that handles both Super 8 and Std. 8 reels with no adapter. I can't tell from the pic...but that reel might be an audio reel. I would transfer the film to another reel.


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