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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted June 05, 2011 11:03 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I won an Elmo reel metal, but the seller says it is 16" in diameter. I was so shocked because my GS1200 can only take max. 1200 feet (which I translate this into 12"...is that right?)

Now I got a photo of the reels:

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He put a ruler (max 12" length) as the measurement.

I made my on analyze by "placing" the ruler to the bigger size reel and it was around 14" instead of 16".

So my questions:

1. Is the bigger reel an Elmo brand?
2. What are the diameter of Elmo metal reels available you know?
3. Will that bigger reel fit to my GS1200 machine?
4. What do you think the brand of smaller reels (Taylor, Gepe, Bonum?)

thanks for your help,

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Winbert

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Bill Brandenstein
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From: California
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 - posted June 06, 2011 01:24 AM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, that's really quite surprising. You're right -- a typical 1200' foot reel is 12.25 inches across, and your photo shows just that at the bottom reel. Elmos, Goldbergs, they're within a tenth or two of each other.

Anything larger than that won't fit an unmodified GS.

But that top reel! If it's 14 across, then it's 1600', and if it's actually 16" across, then it would be closer to nearly 3000'. Don't know what you've just won, but I hope you'll post a better picture before you mount it on your wall as a decoration!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted June 06, 2011 09:06 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Bill,

Now I got a feeling that this is for 16mm instead of super 8mm film after deeply analyzing the hole.

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Now, I won this for a bargain price but I have the chance to cancel it if I want to.

Before making any decision, I know Elmo metal reel for super 8mm has a certain value that is around $20-30/each.

How much do you figure the value of a 16mm Elmo 14" inch metal reel as shown above?

thanks

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