posted March 19, 2019 08:24 PM
On the heels of "What films did you show last night" I am hoping this thread will be a hit. Maybe not but here goes.
In the years you've been enjoying this hobby - going as far back as you can remember - what equipment have you used............
Bell and Howell dual 8 silent multi motion * Sears dual 8 multimotion (by B&H) * Argus Showmaster 500 Regular 8 Manual Thread * Bell & Howell 1733BZ Super 8 sound projector * Elmo ST 800 Magnetic only Elmo ST 800 Magnetic & Optical Elmo ST 1200 D with Optical * Elmo ST 1200 HD with Optical * Elmo GS 1200 Version 1 * Elmo GS 1200 Version 2 * Elmo GS 1200 Version 3 *
From: Kent, England
Registered: Dec 2018
posted March 20, 2019 08:06 AM
Quite straightforward for me. Bolex 18-5 projector brought s/h in 1964 by my Dad. Still in use. Silma Bivox projector brought s/h by me in mid 70's. Used till needed new belt in the mid 80's. Never worked since as was mucked up by various repair workshops and fitting new belt myself proved unsuccessful. Sane as I did like that projector...
posted March 20, 2019 09:14 AM
1951 Pepescope toy film strip viewer 1952 Bing British toy 35mm projector - old 35mm clips from the local cinema! 1953 Pathescope 9,5 ACE * my first real film projector(still running like new)used for backyard shed shows with school chums 1954 Dekko 9,5 Projector (a dog! as dim as a candle! sold) 1956 Eumig P8 with add on Imperial tape synchronizer (sold) 1973 Eumig S802 my first sound projector (now spares only) 1992 Eumig 926GL Stereo (sold) fabulous stereo sound 1999 Eumig 926GL Stereo * 1996 Bolex 18-5 standard 8mm * superb Bolex quality 2000 Elmo GS1200 VERS 1 2- blade f1.0* the screen scorcher 2003 Elmo GS1200 VERS 2 2-blade f1.0 * 2004 Pathe Baby 9,5 * (like new) with 300ft 'super'extension arms 2006 Eumig S938 Stereo * fitted with Eastman Kodak f1.0 Ektar lens 2008 Eumig S820 SONOMATIC HQS * the great little work horse -built like a tank! 2014 Eumig S824D Sonomatic HQS * wow, standard 8mm sound is great!
* STILL IN USE
-------------------- The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection, Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade Eumig S938 Stereo f1.0 Ektar Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj
From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006
posted March 20, 2019 11:23 AM
I still love your profile picture Chip :-)
My list would be a bit long... so will give you my highlights.
My best friend Eumig 807 D Sound 1972 ish and still going. Pathescope Vox 9.5mm sound projector upgraded to a 25 watt amplifier, 150 watt halogen lamp and full rewire 1938. 35mm Kinoton much loved now at a new home. Eumig 824D bench mark dual gauge machines for Eumig. Eumig 938 and 940 Stereo wonderful sound projectors. Several Elmo Gs1200's stereo A couple of Xenon GS1200's you can see one at the Blackpool NW Film Fair each year. My Eumig 926GL Stereo is now 40 years old and has given me superb service. Amazing to say it still has its 40 year old drive belt in it and sound heads are fine.
I will have to mention the Fujiscope SD Auto of which I had two sat side by side. These were great machines but I had a motor regulator board go soon followed by another and could not locate the rectifiers for it. The end of two wonderful projectors and for my money the optical sound was the best on these. Shame about the parts issue. After 20 years did find one spare board and so resurrected one of them.
Out of them all I guess it will have to be the Eumig 807D which hold memories from my youth. It may not be a GS1200 but the memories are priceless. Not many people can boast taking a Eumig into Pinewood and onto the set of Bugsy Malone I'm guessing but that's another story.