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Maurice Leakey
Film God

Posts: 5895
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted September 10, 2012 08:38 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bell-and-howell-16mm-cine-projector-optical-sound-/251148755809?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26m eid%3D1947054169376343073%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26

The starting bid of £1250.00 might require a second mortgage.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
Film God

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From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012


 - posted September 10, 2012 08:58 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Some of these sellers are a scream I agree Maurice,especially
when you look at the foot of the page is a B&H 2592, a far
superior machine for next to nothing.Which just reinforces my
view that the inflated prices are from an uneducated public that
have no interest or idea of what they are selling.

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Mark L Barton
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bristol, South Glos, England
Registered: Mar 2009


 - posted September 10, 2012 09:37 AM      Profile for Mark L Barton   Email Mark L Barton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oh man, I have only just stopped laughing. That seller will wonder why at the end of the auction no one bought it.
Its probably worth just 10% of the asking price and thats subject to the worm drive not being cracked.
Guffaw!!!

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Bill Brandenstein
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: California
Registered: Aug 2007


 - posted September 10, 2012 12:30 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Price now reduced to £150 - which is still too much.

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted September 11, 2012 02:02 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The photo seems to show an additional lens, either a long focus, or perhaps a zoom. This could add some value to the purchase.

But the Bell & Howell 1695 was introduced in the UK in 1976, and therefore could be 36 years old, so the worm may need replacing fairly soon even if it works at the moment.

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Elyas Tesfaye
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Registered: Nov 2012


 - posted March 03, 2013 12:58 AM      Profile for Elyas Tesfaye   Email Elyas Tesfaye   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What is the worm by the way :/? I just got a B&H Autoload Filmosound Specialist (556) but it tends to make this awful cracking sound when I watch a movie on it after a few minutes of playing [Frown] ... HELP!!!

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Barry Fritz
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted March 03, 2013 02:35 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is a worm gear that cracks on certain model Bell Howell projectors. Hard to replace, must be done by a pro. Expensive fix.

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Elyas Tesfaye
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Registered: Nov 2012


 - posted March 03, 2013 08:01 PM      Profile for Elyas Tesfaye   Email Elyas Tesfaye   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Barry,
happy I got the projector for free but that cracking noise is just too much. I used to think my Pageant was loud but now, OMG, I was so happy to hear it purr like a little kitten lol... Relativity is a hell of a thing. Do you happen to have one of these projectors by any chance as I have a few questions [Smile] ... Thanks again!!!

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Jerome Sutter
Film Handler

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From: Bellwood, IL USA
Registered: Dec 2010


 - posted March 04, 2013 10:34 AM      Profile for Jerome Sutter   Email Jerome Sutter   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is a short video of the worm gear. As you can see in it, that the gear is cracked, and needs replacing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxFG8P20_w8

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Jeff Missinne
Film Handler

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From: Superior, WI USA
Registered: Nov 2012


 - posted March 05, 2013 11:10 PM      Profile for Jeff Missinne   Email Jeff Missinne   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Still not as funny as this listing...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VICTOR-16MM-Sound-PROJECTOR-65-25-Antique-/280703382820?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D4350708

Take me to your (Academy) leader! [Eek!]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
Film God

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From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012


 - posted March 06, 2013 05:57 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Well spotted Jeff,and that is from "DR FANTOM", who hasn't a ghost of a chance, it's all done for a non profit org. that gives
hope to unfortunates, I think when they see his asking price,all
hope will have gone through the window.

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Jonathan Trevithick
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Gold Coast Australia
Registered: May 2012


 - posted March 06, 2013 09:10 AM      Profile for Jonathan Trevithick   Email Jonathan Trevithick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good one, Hugh!.....and it doesn't even work! Well, it does "torn on" - then shuts down!

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted March 06, 2013 09:26 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Proving that 220 does not go into 110.
Not likely to be a fuse, more likely burnt out the motor and the amp.
And no speaker included!

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Richard Bock
Expert Film Handler

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From: El Cerrito,CA,USA
Registered: Jan 2010


 - posted March 07, 2013 10:11 AM      Profile for Richard Bock   Author's Homepage   Email Richard Bock   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I couldn't resist. I went for it because i was able to knock him down to 8,000 dollars. shipping couldn't be too much from Israel to the states, right? When this guy said- "We've attached to electricity and it torn on but immediately shuts down."- I knew I had a bargain, this is a simple fix.
I can't wait to tweek this baby up and show my extensive library of driver ed films. [Razz]

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Jeff Missinne
Film Handler

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From: Superior, WI USA
Registered: Nov 2012


 - posted May 31, 2013 04:07 PM      Profile for Jeff Missinne   Email Jeff Missinne   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OK, but don't forget, the speaker is missing too... [Wink]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
Film God

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From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012


 - posted May 31, 2013 11:19 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Oi Vay,what do you expect for $11,000.00 !.... Fully working?
It's a bargain.....tell your friends.

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