Super 8 projector - easy fix?

From: C Colvin (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 19 2010 - 20:06:48 PST

Dear NYC Frameworkers -

The Super 8 projector I've got right now isn't consistently working. It's a Bell & Howell 346A. Here's a brief summary of the issue: The top gear which advances the film gives a slightly squeaking noise when starting. Within a few seconds it slows down to a complete stop. (i.e., when auto-loading it completely stops before the film is to the gate.) The bottom gear continues to spin in a regular speed. The top and bottom gear work correctly when in reverse position, with no slowing. It worked for one screening of a 3 minute short. (It's not my machine, so I'm a little cautious.)

If this isn't an easy fix, I'm open to information on someone trustworthy who can do repairs.

Connie Colvin
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