From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2011 - 14:08:21 PST
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Shelly Silver <email suppressed>wrote:
> dear all:
> if an institution was going to purchase a 16mm sound projector, which
> ones would you recommend - especially keeping an eye on ease of use,
> longevity and the ability to replace bulbs when they burn out.
Info from the following page of 16mm Directory:
RECOMMENDED PORTABLE QUARTZ LAMP PROJECTORS Bell & Howell 1574/1579
52mm lens barrel diameter (also Bauer)
This manual threading model runs at 18 and 24 fps. The weak link is a
plastic worm gear that over time will crack, but can be replaced with a
modern plastic part that is long lasting.
42.5mm lens barrel diameter (also Hokushin, Hortson, Philips/Norelco,
42.5mm lens barrel diameter (also Eiki, Hortson, Philips/Norelco, Kinoton)
Probably the lightest weight in a portable quartz lamp projector, very
compact. One of the gentlest slot loading machines out there.
Lamp: EJL, or substitute ELC
Lens barrel diameter is unique and does not cross over with other
projectors, wide lenses can be hard to find Eastman Kodak manufactured the
last model Pageant (250S) from March 1977 to January 1983. This model
projector has the Super 40 shutter (which minimizes flicker when projecting
at 18 fps for films shot at 18 fps), and lever for optical sound focus.
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