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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted January 03, 2010 04:29 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
I guess we can forgive the 'video' part of the name as they seem to use the word in the original Latin way: "I see"
This machine must be a sales tool for running films in a show booth or such.

There were several type of film cartridges sold on those days. Apart from Videotronic, there was also Technicolor which the cart was not compatible to the other brands.

I got these cartridges (but not the machine) which each cart equal with 400 feet films. They were very cheap from Ebay at around $3/each. The funny (and good) thing is they are not typical ad or commercial films but my cartridges contain Hollywood films (Buck Rogers complete 12 series).

Just in case I didn't find the right machine (at the moment there are a lot Technicolor machines offered but they are only for 200 feet which called Technicolor 800, while I need 1000 serial above), I will dissembled the cartridges and put into normal reels.

ps: any idea about the relationship between this Technicolor and the Technicolor (of film stock)?

cheers

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David Kilderry
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 - posted January 03, 2010 06:37 PM      Profile for David Kilderry   Author's Homepage   Email David Kilderry   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Winbert I think they were made by the well known Techicolor company, who are still very much involved in cinema today as one of the largest 35mm print producers and print despatch companies.

I also have 400ft cartridges.

David

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John Almond
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 - posted January 05, 2010 07:43 AM      Profile for John Almond   Email John Almond   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just look at this little gem.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pathe-Kok-Vintage-28mm-Film-Projector-Pathe-Kok_W0QQitemZ150402857150QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories?hash=item230 4b578be

Thats nearly as old as some of the forum members [Big Grin]

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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One more for sale. But cannot understand what the seller wrote about condition...

GS 1200

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Claus Harding
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Gian,

I was curious myself, so I tossed the text into Google Translator:

"Movie projector Elmo GS-1200

First-class movie projector format Super-8 mm films reproducing black-and-white and color, mute and audio (optical and magnetic sound recording system) mono or stereo dwuścieżkowo. Electronic control mechanism of soft-touch "freeze-frame and frame by frame playback, advanced editing features in the recordings, sound mixing, precise control of speed and the ability to synchronize the projection of the video camera shutter speed (the transfer of a DVD) - the most important of the many features of this device.

Projector efficient, interior equipment visually clean and able to "factory", back cover and Footer have repaired cracks slot synchronizer is chipped - everything is seen from the attached photos. Mechanical bits and pieces do not have any impact on the quality of the projection.

Tested the projector with color film, sound and film test SMTP. Projection is implemented correctly in the forward and backward. You may want to preserve / adjust the system of the tape to get a steadier picture. On some old tapes the picture is less stable - but it is a feature of this technology yet ...

Projector join the original cover. Not included the spool, the cable and instructions. Fits standard cable eg from a computer scan of the instructions I send mail (English or German), or you can find yourself on the Internet.

Feel free to bid!

Receive a personal preference (Warsaw and surroundings). Weight approximately 20 kg. The cost of shipping only insured courier DPD - about 50, - zł."

There you have it, in fine GooglEnglish [Big Grin]

So, a few chips and such, no cord. Interesting that he says he actually tested it with SMPTE film; first person I have ever seen mentioning this in a sales ad.
However, there may be a gate issue as he says something about stability depending on the film involved....

Claus.

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Christian Bjorgen
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£550 for that projector is waaay too much. Especially since its got several damaged parts and because of the gate problem.

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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Claus, great job once again.
I'm too lazy for this eh eh eh [Wink] . We should ask Mr. Kevin Faulkner what he thinks about it. But here in Europe the price is absolutely good.

As Alexander stated in another thread referring to the GS he bought in Argentina, it's really hard to get one for less than 1.000/1.200 euro, here.

Yes, miracles are possible (I had both mine for less than 600), but it's quite hard, and I had to wait so longtime before getting the first GS at a decent price.

Moreover, on the other side, we don't have to undervalue a GS, nowadays, is really much cheaper compared to prices of 8/10 years ago. And it's today a little bit more easier to find it (maybe thanks to Ebay too).
Once again, some years ago it seemed all of them were totally disappeared!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
Yes, miracles are possible (I had both mine for less than 600)
I got mine for .....eeee....eeeee....hhhhmmmm..... ugh..ugh (cough).... US$70 (EUR 48.75).. although that will be the ugliest GS 1200 in the world he..he...h.e.. [Big Grin]

So miracle is possible and I believe in Santa too.... [Razz]

cheers,

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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Hey Winbert, yours was not a miracle; it was a supernatural event [Wink] !
Oh, about Santa... Your parcel is already on your way (posted yesterday).
Ciao.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Hi Gian...thanks a lot buddy... the 2 boys at home must be happy... [Big Grin]

cheersm

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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Well, let's wait they see what I sent you, first.
A real pleasure as usual, anyway.
Ciao.

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Steven J Kirk
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Hope is a wonderful thing:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260480991763&_trksid=e11002.m204&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BIA%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%26otn%3D10&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA: GB:1348

There doesn't seem to be a transformer, either. I have to admit, I've thrown more than one of these away in the past... better condition than this one too.

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Martin Jones
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Been watching this a while; started at £399, then £369, now this.
Quite correct, no transformer included.

Martin

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John Almond
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How about this one, never seen one like it
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-PEAK-16mm-Cine-Projector_W0QQitemZ160393315500QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories?hash=item25582fc4ac

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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Where's the rest [Wink] ?

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John Almond
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[URL=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pathe-Kok-Vintage-28mm-Film-Projector-Pathe-Kok_W0QQitemZ150402857150QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories?hash=it em230]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pathe-Kok-Vintage-28mm-Film-Projector-Pathe-Kok_W0QQitemZ150402857150QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories?hash=i tem230[/URL]

[Eek!] £1,938.00.......sold

[ January 16, 2010, 10:16 AM: Message edited by: John Almond ]

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Martin Jones
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This one is back again http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260480991763&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Taken yet another dive in price! Eventually he'll catch on.
Martin

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John Davis
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does this seller pay to list each time?, because by the time he works this out he'll have paid more in fees that the item's value.
Part of me thinks it would serve him right for being so greedy.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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John, It is always to happen when sellers re-listing, they will lower the price until the items are sold.

I think Ebay allows seller to re-list at no charge. This is one of Ebay's trick to get the selling fees. Ebay doesn't care with listing fee since it is only few cents, but selling fees is the more important, because selling fee is percentage from the ending price (plus if the buyer pays it with paypal, another fee is also charged from there)

cheers

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Bart Smith
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The seller has an eBay shop with over 1500 items on sale, so he will probably be paying a monthly fee of £49.99, and each time he lists the projector it will only cost him 5p.

Not much of a gamble if you fancy flying a kite.

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Lars-Goran Ahlm
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What about this one?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ABBOTT-AND-COSTELLO-PILOT-1965-35MM-FILM-HANNA-BARBARA_W0QQitemZ160382131298QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Film?hash=item2557851c62

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Martin Jones
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Re-listed yet again! This time he's put the price back up!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260480991763&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Martin

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Greg Marshall
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OK, this listing is for a 'vintage movie film Detective Story starring Kirk Douglas'... no other description, and no pic. Starting bid at $75.00 So, I HAD to email him to ask him if it was the full feature. His reply tells me it's the 50foot Ken reel.... I wished him good luck! OH, and his feedback rating is ZERO!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260542580482

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Stewart John Boyle
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Snap this baby up while you can [Smile]

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8mm-film-amazing-VINTAGE-CAR-RACE-cine-classic-cars_W0QQitemZ370318751989QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_DVD_Film_TV_OtherFormats_GL?hash=item5638b7b8f5

Cant believe its so cheap.
Stewart

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Claus Harding
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Stewart,

The color looks great and the subject is interesting, but....200ft. only..... [Eek!]

Claus.

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