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Lillian Bresnahan
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From: Aventura, FL, USA
Registered: Dec 2016

 - posted December 26, 2016 07:41 AM      Profile for Lillian Bresnahan   Email Lillian Bresnahan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am a total novice. We uncovered our Bolex 18-5 Automatic 8mm projector, bought in the 60s. It seems in great shape with original zippered cover and manual--except the lamp is not working. I would be thankful for some guidance o n where to purchase a new lamp. The one currently in the projector may be a Toshiba 8V 50W.

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007

 - posted December 26, 2016 08:49 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
These lamps are not cheap.


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Clinton Hunt
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Waharoa,North Island,New Zealand
Registered: May 2010

 - posted December 27, 2016 03:23 AM      Profile for Clinton Hunt   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Lillian,
I have a few 8mm projectors in my collection that takes that sort of lamp.
Replacement lamps can be expensive but I have found that buying dead projectors with the lamp still working to be the best and usually cheapest option.
Oddly the value of a dead projector with working lamp has almost no value,sure the lamps aren't new but they do work [Smile]

Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Paul Mason
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From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013

 - posted December 27, 2016 03:32 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
These lamps were extremely widely used in 1960s projectors so secondhand lamps are easy to find on Ebay but beware of high prices for so-called "new old stock" that were made decades ago [Frown]


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