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Posted by Lillian Bresnahan (Member # 5715) on December 26, 2016, 07:41 AM:
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.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on December 26, 2016, 08:49 AM:
These lamps are not cheap.
Posted by Clinton Hunt (Member # 2072) on December 27, 2016, 03:23 AM:
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]
Posted by Paul Mason (Member # 4015) on December 27, 2016, 03:32 AM:
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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