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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted March 10, 2008 04:05 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Whilst using my Agfa Sonector LS2 recently I was struck by its similar appearance to my Bauer T510, the squarish squat body, the matt black finish, and the very distinctive fold-down handle.

Were these Agfa projectors actually made for them by Bauer?

I read that Bauer bought out the Italian firm Silma and a number of Bauer projectors were actually made at the Italian plant.



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Juergen Lossau
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 - posted March 10, 2008 05:22 AM      Profile for Juergen Lossau   Author's Homepage   Email Juergen Lossau   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, some Agfa projectors have been made by Bauer. Since 1970 Silma belonged to Bauer. The factory produced a lot of different models under the names Bauer, Silma, Agfa, Bell & Howell, Philips, Ringfoto, Porst, Otto-Versand (German Mail Order) and Rollei.

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Keith Ashfield
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 - posted March 12, 2008 07:50 AM      Profile for Keith Ashfield     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A nice little projector, the Agfa LS Sonector. I still have the one purchased by my Dad, in the late 1970's. It still runs very sweetly indeed.

"We'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as a turnin' of the earth".

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Michael Wright
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 - posted December 29, 2008 12:49 PM      Profile for Michael Wright   Email Michael Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Keith, I have one of these machines, do you have a copy of the instruction book that you could scan/photocopy? Mike

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