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Dan Liszewski
Junior
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From: Wilmington, DE, USA
Registered: Jan 2019


 - posted January 17, 2019 11:30 PM      Profile for Dan Liszewski   Email Dan Liszewski   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I inherited an Elmo ST-800 sound projector a number of years ago. It worked very nicely then but, now it has developed a few issues after sitting in the box for some years:
  • the belt driving the take up reel has stretched and does not transmit sufficient power to wind film
  • the flywheel does not seem to spin. Film runs through the projector just fine. (maybe this is normal, IDK)
  • the lamp does not light, even after trying a second bulb.
To see the condition of the machine, please take a look at these photos and videos I would love to fix it but, I don't have the time. If this would be a worthwhile project or useful as spare parts for you or someone you know, please send me a direct message or email dan.liszewski@gmail.com. I'm asking $60 USD + shipping. Thank you!

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Mathew James
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Dec 2014


 - posted January 18, 2019 07:22 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
These are all very easy fixes and a possible great deal for someone.It looks like it is in EXCELLENT condition. The first 2 issues will go away with new belts, the last with a new bulb...Problem is someone has to fix it to find out if any other issues exist(scratch paths, etc...).

One can also buy belts and a bulb from ebay for under $40 for all, and then sale for at least $180-$250 depending on shape...

If you lived closer i would grab this and fix it, but i already have one of these as well. Good luck with the sale!

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Matt 📽

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Dan Liszewski
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From: Wilmington, DE, USA
Registered: Jan 2019


 - posted January 18, 2019 11:31 AM      Profile for Dan Liszewski   Email Dan Liszewski   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Matt - Thank you for the feedback and info! I do have some experience working on precision machinery. I might post questions re: proper testing elsewhere on this forum. Maybe I'll sell this one to myself! Until then, it's here for sale.

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted January 18, 2019 07:45 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dan...if I was forced to only have one projector... it would be the Elmo ST800. I have two of these and I concur with Matthew that the issues you see appear to be minor. I wouldn't let it go right away. It's a great projector.

I couldn't tell from your videos, but although I saw the take-up reel moving...was there film running thru the projector? The fly wheel will only turn when film is running thru it.

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Leon Norris
Master Film Handler

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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012


 - posted January 20, 2019 11:15 AM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, Dan, that is a GOOD price for this machine! I work on all Elmo's super 8 sound only! But this machine was not one of my favourite! They did have problems! Good luck! Leon.

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Dan Liszewski
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From: Wilmington, DE, USA
Registered: Jan 2019


 - posted February 03, 2019 10:02 PM      Profile for Dan Liszewski   Email Dan Liszewski   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi again! The projector is no longer for sale.

Thanks all for the helpful comments! [Smile]

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John Capazzo
Master Film Handler

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From: Hillside, NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2004


 - posted February 16, 2019 07:02 AM      Profile for John Capazzo   Email John Capazzo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've come across many ST 800 over the years and I am with Leon. Not my fav., either. Many sound problems as opposed to the ST 1200 or 600. I have one that is magnetic and optical sound but has a hum when you turn the volume on and gets louder as you increase.

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Leon Norris
Master Film Handler

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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012


 - posted February 19, 2019 11:56 AM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a customer who is selling his for 75.00 plus shipping! Its nice condition! If interested let me know! He saids the rewind slows toward the end of reel! Other wise all functions work! Comes with power cord!

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