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    Vintage Bell & Howell 606 H 8mm projector

    This post features probably the most classically vintage looking 8 mm projector in my collection, the Bell & Howell 606 H. It is a simple machine with manual threading, a 500 W mains voltage lamp and a 15 – 20 mm zoom lens, which was made in the early 1950s. Bell & Howell 606 H Pictures My Bell & Howell 606 H Projector I paid £19.99 to buy this projector in an auction on eBay. It was sold as working,...
  • Bolex

    Bolex 18-5 Super 8mm movie Projector

    This post describes a new addition to my worryingly growing 8mm projector collection – the Bolex 18-5 Super 8 movie projector. Bolex 18-5 Super 8 Projector Images My Bolex 18-5 Super Projector As with most of my vintage photo gear collection I bought this projector from eBay. It was advertised as being in good condition, but untested because it didn’t have a power lead and since the photos which accompanied the sale seemed to confirm that the unit looked in...
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    Eumig P8 automatic 8mm cine projector

    This article looks at the Eumig P8 automatic 8mm cine projector, which was one of the later models in the P8 range that Eumig produced in great quantities in the 1950s and 60s. Eumig P8 automatic images There are some images of the Eumig P8 automatic film projector in the gallery below. My Eumig P8 automatic Projector I bought this Eumig P8 automatic projector for a few pounds from eBay primarily because it came with a collection of 8mm films...
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    Elmo E-80 8mm silent projector

    This post looks at the Elmo E-80 projector which is a standard 8 model made by Elmo, a very reputable manufacturer, in Japan in the early 1950s. Elmo E-80 Images My Elmo E-80 projector I bought this Elmo E-80 projector from eBay as an addition to my small (but worryingly growing) collection of movie projectors. It was sold as a working unit and it does power up and seems ok, but the two core mains lead supplied with it looks...
  • Specto

    Specto 500 8mm silent projector

    This post is the first in a short series which looks at the Specto 500, a standard 8 cine projector which was made in the UK in the early 1950s. This part is an introduction to the projector with some pictures. Specto 500 Images The gallery below shows some images of the Specto 500 projector. My Specto 500 Projector I bought my Specto 500 projector from eBay because I want a vintage projector to show my collection of 8mm films...
  • Chinon

    Chinon C-300 8mm projector

    The Chinon C-300 is a budget, 8mm projector, capable of showing both standard 8 and super 8 films which was made in about 1976 and retailed in the UK by the Dixon’s high street store. Chinon C-300 Images My Chinon C-300 8mm Projector I acquired my Chinon C-300 from eBay when I first became interested in collecting 8mm cine films. I bought it because I wanted a projector which could play both Standard 8 and Super 8 films and which...
  • Eumig

    Eumig P8m 8mm silent projector

    The Eumig company produced many high quality, reliable cine projectors but probably their most famous model was the classic P8 unit. The model featured in this article, the Eumig P8m, was an upgrade to the original unit, and was probably made in the mid to late 1950s. Eumig P8m Images My Eumig P8m 8mm Silent projector I purchased my copy of the Eumig P8m, 8mm silent projector as an impulse buy from eBay. Although I have a Chinon C-300 projector...

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