From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2008 - 13:02:12 PDT
Speaking of projectors. I just now had a successful experience
fixing a vintage (mint) Bolex M8 regular 8mm projector. It was a
bargain (useless) because it ran backwards (there is no reverse
switch on this model) and was in mint condition because it had been
manufactured with this mistake and apparently was never usable. I
ended up taking the thing apart (scary) and reversing the wires that
went to the brushes of the motor (the only thing I could speculate/
deduce) a process which involved extending the wires inside the motor
case so they could be re-routed to the opposite side brushes and some
delicate soldering which I have become skilled at over the years. I
could tell that it was factory made wrong. I got lucky, It now runs
in the correct direction. My point is that sometimes a diy "work
around" approach is the only route. Might it be possible to design
and build an equivalent power supply for this Eumig? Often, a first
step toward this approach is to (google) locate manuals, even repair
manuals if they exist. Do you have any clue why the old plans are
claimed to be "obsolete"? Sometimes it is possible to substitute
available parts for obsolete parts (often the case for high voltage
capacitors). I am just guessing here, but maybe this is solvable.
On Mar 26, 2008, at 9:41 AM, Steve Polta wrote:
> Regarding the Elmo GS-1200 Xenon super-8 projector,
> does Jason, or anyone else, know anything about these
> San Francisco Cinematheque has/had one of these
> once--a Elmo GS-1200 Super 8mm which had been modified
> to accept a "Marc 300" power supply and blast out a
> massive amount of light, like you could project
> super-8 like 100 yards (maybe I exaggerate). The mod
> was done according to some plans that Brodsky and
> Treadway provided, which they now claim are obsolete
> for some reason.
> Anyway, about ten years ago, some bad person broke
> into a staffer's car and stole the power supply--not
> the projector, just the power supply. We still have
> the projector but not the Marc 300 power supply. Does
> anyone out there know anything about this? I've asked
> Elmo geezers and they always say "Well, you need to
> find yerself a Marc 300 technician." OK. Well, dunno
> about that. Does anyone in Frameworks-land know
> anything about this? It would be great to get this
> machine rolling again...
> Thanks for any help...
> Steve Polta
> San Francisco Cinematheque
> --- Jason Halprin <email suppressed> wrote:
>> I've been watching ebay for one of these bad boys
>> for a while, and
>> haven't had much luck, they rarely come up.
>> However, depending on just
>> how much you have to throw around, here's a link to
>> a place in Japan
>> that is offering a sweet used GS-1200 xenon
>> projector for the not so
>> sweet price of 682,500 yen (playback only):
>> I'm also very interested in sourcing one of these,
>> so if anyone has
>> leads, anywhere in the world, please post them
>> -Jason Halprin
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