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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 21, 2017 02:36 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Today i recieved our copy of Waterloo, not expecting a pristine copy but the advert did state near mint with some Eastman colour shift, happy with that, (as the screenshots did look more than acceptable), when i opened it i found four spools, (1600ft) no cans [Mad] (i should have asked)
Considering the "near mint " description i was disappointed to see a load of white powder on two reels, it will need a dam good clean, but at first glance i thought i spotted a few staples.
Fortunately it wasn't, its little pieces of a stick on aluminium tape which literally blocks one sprocket hole after the number 3 countdown on the leader.
Anyone know what this would have been used for? Suffice to say i have now removed them and have a bit of an inspection job and clean up before i dare put this " near mint" film through my machine.
Fingers crossed it will be good after the clean and i will do a review and images later. [Wink]

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Clyde Miles
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 - posted July 21, 2017 03:34 PM      Profile for Clyde Miles   Email Clyde Miles   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
tom, im sure someone with more expertise will chime in with the answer, but im pretty sure that silver tape was used on tv prints

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted July 21, 2017 03:57 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's my guess too. I have quite a few Flintstones episodes on 16mm with the silver tape you describe and I believe it was cue marks for breaks.

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Tom Photiou
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that would make sense. i will take a closer look tomorrow as i am sure i have spotted more. i removed it due to the fact they literally cover a sprocket hole so that wont do the projector any good. [Wink]

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Bill Phelps
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Yes I remove them too. No need for commercial breaks at my house!

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 22, 2017 04:24 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
[Big Grin] same here mate. [Wink]

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted July 22, 2017 04:59 AM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If it was on only one reel I would think it was to trigger something (lights off, curtains open, douser open) in a 16mm cinema with semi-automation that could be run from sales booth without a projectionist.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 22, 2017 05:23 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
All clever stuff, the one thing i lack i decent screen set up, always just made do with tri pod screens. [Embarrassed]

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