posted July 28, 2012 02:56 PM
Hi Jim, I remember seeing these used in the larger department stores and auto dealerships for demo films (as Hugh mentioned) back then. It is super 8mm, so as long as you can get to that reel, you should be able to load any super 8 film in it; probably would be a pain to do it though....looks like some kind of split reel in there.
From: Fairfield, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2004
posted August 02, 2012 12:26 AM
I saw one in operation once back in the early 80's at a small cigar shop. The film was an interesting tour of a cigar manufacturer's facilities and what goes into producing their cigars. Seems to me the cartridges were produced by Technicolor.
From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006
posted August 02, 2012 03:19 AM
Jim. Was in our local cine shop when one of the cine reps called and used a similar suit case projector to demo his products on many years ago. They were quite common over here and also often used at trade shows.