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Bolex G8-18 "DuoFilm" dual-gauge movie film projector, Switzerland 1949

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  • Bolex G8-18 "DuoFilm" dual-gauge movie film projector, Switzerland 1949

    I've never seen one of these beauties. Would like to buy it as it's a local sale but alas, the bulbs cost 35 dollars a piece. Anyone know if I could find a 'fix' for the lamp housing for an LED?Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Currently LED does not work for projection. But, you could upgrade to halogen which is your best option. Of course you would need to find a way to mount and install a halogen bulb. This might involve a custom made bracket, etc. Beautiful projector by the way!

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    • #3
      It's actually a G816.
      Bolex Collector | Projectors | Model G

      Maurice

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      • #4
        Some more pictures. It comes with 2 gates, 2 sets of rollers, 2 lenses and two gauges of lamp housing lenses.Click image for larger version  Name:	Screen Shot 2020-12-22 at 3.40.08 PM.png Views:	0 Size:	912.9 KB ID:	23817 Click image for larger version  Name:	Screen Shot 2020-12-22 at 3.40.43 PM.png Views:	0 Size:	899.9 KB ID:	23818 ​ Here are some more pictures.
        Last edited by Richard Bock; December 22, 2020, 05:45 PM.

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        • #5
          Richard
          This is truly a collector's piece, so my recommendation is to go for it if it has a reasonable price.
          You can sort out the lamp situation later.

          Maurice

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          • #6
            If it has a condenser lens system with a mains voltage lamp it might be possible to replace that with an LED array of a similar size to the filament of the lamp. A 10 or 50W LED and heat sink might fit. but it would take some experimenting to get it to work.

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