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Chip Gelmini
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1733
From: Brooksville, FL
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted March 19, 2019 08:24 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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 *

* still own and/or use also multiples of 2

Time frame on everything 1970 - 2019

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Bill Sherren
Film Handler

Posts: 43
From: Kent, England
Registered: Dec 2018

 - posted March 20, 2019 08:06 AM      Profile for Bill Sherren   Email Bill Sherren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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...

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Maurizio Di Cintio
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 977
From: Ortona, Italy
Registered: Jan 2004

 - posted March 20, 2019 08:19 AM      Profile for Maurizio Di Cintio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
1982: Sankyo Sound 301
1985: Eumig S 804 D
1990: Eumig S 926 (S/H)
1995: Sankyo Sound Stereo 800 (traded in with 301)
2002: Bauer T 610
2003: Fumeo 9120 (now sold)
2005: Elmo GS 1200 (Series 1)
2006: Eumig S 932
2009: Elmo GS 1200 (for spares)
2010: Elmo GS 1200 Xenon
2012-14: Eumig S 938 and 940
2016: Elmo ST 1200 HD
2017: Beaulieu EL 708 Stereo
2017: Noris Sound 342
2018: Silma Memory 90

Used regularly: Elmo's but all in top condition...


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Paul Adsett
Film God

Posts: 5003
From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted March 20, 2019 09:14 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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!


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

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David Watson
Film Handler

Posts: 93
From: United Kinddom
Registered: Mar 2013

 - posted March 20, 2019 10:53 AM      Profile for David Watson   Email David Watson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My equipment history if I remember right.
1. Bingoscope 9.5
2. Elmo ST800 mag.
3. Elmo ST1200 HD M/O *
4. GS1200 1.1 series 1 *
5. GS1200 1.o series 2 *
6. Fujiscope SH30 M/O *
7. Heutier Stereovox *
8. Eumig 810 d
9. Eumig S940 Stereo *
1o. Biosonix dual sound R8/S8 *
11.Sanyo suitcase projector R8/S8 sound *
12.Noris 322 twin track
13.Fumeo 9119 super 8 1.2 *
14.Fumeo 9145 super 8 twin track 500w xenon 1.1 schnieder *

15. Baur 16mm xenon marc 300w *
16. Eiki NT1 16mm *
17. Bell and Howell filmosound 16mm

* still have these.

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Lee Mannering
Film God

Posts: 3216
From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006

 - posted March 20, 2019 11:23 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

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