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Thomas Dafnides
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From: St. Louis, Missouri USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted January 27, 2010 08:53 PM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I took out my Elmo K-110 silent Dual 8 (1978)
after 8 years of non-use, when I lifted the front reel arm , the spindle just dropped out. I appears the white plastic gear wheel inside the part that dropped out is broken (disjointed). What I can't see is what held the spindle inside its arm slot...does it just snap it with the gear holding it in place? Is it possible to glue the plastic gear and have it hold?

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frank arnstein
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From: Gold Coast. Australia
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 - posted February 04, 2010 05:14 AM      Profile for frank arnstein   Author's Homepage   Email frank arnstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tom,

Today I received an identical machine as yours, in the post.
It was bought on ebay & the seller didn't disclose that the front spindle had popped out.

I have fixed it now & yours is probably needing the same fix.

Drive to the front spindle is by a series of plastic gears that are easily accessible by removing the front arm cover.

The last plastic gear, just behind the spindle lock, was cracked as was the base collar & it had allowed the whole spindle assembly to come off its axle.

Using Super glue, I was able to repair the cracked plastic drive gear and also reglue the spindle back in place on the axle collar.
It is now glued back onto where it originally was, on a plastic collar/bush, which locates it centrally on the axle.
It must spin freely in forward project & also drive in the oposite direction when rewinding.

Once the front arm cover is back on there is no sign of the repair & it now works well again.

I suggest that if you havent already fixed yours, then give it a try repairing as described above.

Good luck & let us know if you win.

Dogtor Frankarnstein

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[ February 04, 2010, 06:20 AM: Message edited by: frank arnstein ]

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Thomas Dafnides
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 - posted February 04, 2010 10:10 AM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks , Frank. Your gracious concern is much appreciated. I will certainly, give it a try. Its a great projector when working.

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Edwin van Eck
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From: Tilburg, Netherlands
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 - posted September 01, 2015 08:02 AM      Profile for Edwin van Eck   Author's Homepage   Email Edwin van Eck   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello,

I have great news!

The reel holders for the Elmo K110 are now being newly produced again (using 3D printing)!

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You can order these using this link: http://shop.van-eck.net/?_globalsearch=elmo%20k-110%20reel%20holder

Instruction video how to fit these parts:
https://youtu.be/Yvic5ddtsrM

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Van Eck Video Services

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Mathew James
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 - posted September 01, 2015 08:34 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Fantastic news.
Thanx Edwin!

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Edwin van Eck
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 - posted October 30, 2015 08:27 AM      Profile for Edwin van Eck   Author's Homepage   Email Edwin van Eck   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
More good news, We have also new reel holders available for the Elmo K-100 series. Will soon be on the market.

And, I would sugggest to have a look at the following nice documentary (7 minutes) out 3D printing parts for film projectors: https://youtu.be/X-m9m_U_Cb4

Currently in Dutch, but soon English subtitles will be added.

Note that the printing process in this movie is only used for prototypes. The real parts are fabricated using more advanced 3D printers, which use SLS (laser sintering).

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