From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013
posted November 03, 2016 05:05 PM
It appears to be a very rare camera that could easily be mistaken for a 9.5 Pathe Motocamera. It seems unlikely that was marketed in the UK. A few Pathescope Rex 17.5 silent projectors and 17.5 Talkie projectors exist of course.
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jun 2013
posted November 03, 2016 06:02 PM
Rare, indeed, Paul. This gauge has been banned during WWII by the nazis. A man founded an hidden 17.5 film in the ceiling of his house during works. As he had no projector, he converted a 16 mm one to 17.5 but it took him three years to achieve that. The page telling this story is in French but there are nice pictures : http://vivicinema.blogspot.be/2011/12/le-format-175-mm.html