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Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on July 27, 2012, 09:19 AM:
has anybody seen one of these before? does one have to have a special film reel to watch on this or can any film work?
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on July 28, 2012, 01:52 PM:
I think they were used years ago by salesmen for demo's Jim.
I do believe the films were loaded in cassette form.
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on 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.
Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on July 28, 2012, 03:57 PM:
HI Jim

I remember it from many years ago. The Ford dealership I used to work for ran training films on it.

Posted by David Michael Leugers (Member # 166) on 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.
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on August 02, 2012, 12:56 AM:
I recall them at hardware stores and department stores. Some types were non-cartridge others were like this and made by Technicolor.

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Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on 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.
Posted by Martin Jones (Member # 1163) on August 02, 2012, 03:47 AM:
It's possible by using the Ebay "Enlarge/Zoom" facility on the pictures (particularly no 4) to read all the Instruction panel, view all parts of the machine and learn an very great deal about it.
Also, see here under 1967

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