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Jason Moffatt
Film Handler

Posts: 45
From: Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Registered: Aug 2014


 - posted September 14, 2017 03:18 AM      Profile for Jason Moffatt   Email Jason Moffatt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just picked one of these up for £10 at a boot sale, its in pretty good condition but lots of grime & dust.It works well apart from the heat shield which is supposed to swing out of the way when running and automaticaly swing into place when it has stopped, but it does not.Looking at how few posts there are on these projectors here they cant be very popular.Does anyone know how to adjust this heat shield?

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted September 14, 2017 07:02 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The Singer Instaload is similar to the earlier models named Graflex. On this Forum under 16mm projector manuals there is the Graflex Instaload Series 2200 which may be similar. Perhaps this may help.
http://www.film-tech.com/warehouse/index.php?category=2#16mm Projectors

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David Guest
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Lancashire, UK
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted September 14, 2017 03:05 PM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
throw it in the bin and buy a fully serviced elf projector of me all this will do is chew up your films

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Jason Moffatt
Film Handler

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From: Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Registered: Aug 2014


 - posted September 14, 2017 05:54 PM      Profile for Jason Moffatt   Email Jason Moffatt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well i've ran around 20 films on it now with no problems at all, apart from the minor heat shield problem.Also i already have 3 elf projectors so i dont really need another but thanks for the offer.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Junior
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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted September 18, 2017 01:57 AM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Once had a hands-on on a Graflex Instaload (my friend's,not mine). Apart from flimsy-looking cable linked loading mechanics the rest seems and work OK to me. Not a too bad projector at all IMHO.

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Jason Moffatt
Film Handler

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From: Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Registered: Aug 2014


 - posted September 18, 2017 03:37 AM      Profile for Jason Moffatt   Email Jason Moffatt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've managed to sort out the heat shield problem with a small counter weight.Its now running perfect, not bad for £10.

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