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Purveyors of Electronic, Musical and Vintage goods from then, now and in between. 
Since 1982.

SERVICED / RESTORED
8mm FILM PROJECTORS
SUPER-8 FILM PROJECTORS
REFURBISHED W/ 90 DAY WARRANTY!

 

 

8mm & Super-8 Film movie Projectors that have been refurbished / repaired with a warranty. Super & Regular 8mm Movie / Reel to Reel Film Projectors (Sometimes referred to as 'Reel to Reel Film' projectors). Empty Take-up Reels for sale. Also Super 8mm film hub adaptors with take-up reels. Restored, refurbished, repaired, second-hand 8mm film Projectors occasionally by B&H / Bell & Howell, Chinon, Elmo, GAF, Keystone, Kodak, Revere, Sankyo, Sekonic, Vivitar, Wards and others. Also 8mm film cameras by Bauer S 715 XL. Film projectors for copying / converting / dubbing film to video DVD or VHS.

 

 



We fully test each projector offered for sale. We use film that is in good shape, with sprocket holes that are not worn. Each projector is checked for belt / drive condition, frame sync, bulb / lamp(s) condition, switching condition, focus, Sound quality (where applicable), AC safety, excess transport noise and overall function. Each 8mm film projector is cleaned and lubed where necessary. Movie projector should be "ready to go" when you receive it, however film projectors are complicated machines and film can be very fragile, especially older film (and most of it is). Always check the sprocket holes in your films for quality. Worn, deformed, torn, stretched sprocket holes and warped film will cause problems when playing back which typically manifests itself in shutter glitches and noise. The problems may only last a frame or can last seconds or indefinitely if the film is in really bad shape. (Probably 70-80% of our test films have sprocket hole issues.) Also double check the loading and always go slow and load carefully, as that is when most problems happen. While our projectors are warranted for their basic function, we cannot guarantee that you will always get glitch free viewing and that films will not break and be "eaten", especially during the loading process. It doesn't happen often, in fact rarely, but we all remember watching school films and the teacher having to stop and splice, rewind or further adjust the film and projector to continue.



 


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Regular-Standard 8mm / SUPER-8mm Take-up Reels with Regular-8 Hub adaptors
for sale

We just found a source for some German made Plastic, Super-8mm take-up reels with Regular-8mm hub adaptors. These reels will fit any 8mm projector as they can be used without the hub adaptor for Super 8 film projectors and with the hub adaptor for Regular-Standard 8mm film projectors. The reels are new and will have no warping like about 50% of the older, vintage reels still in existence. They also feature "film grabbing" so if your projector is 100% auto-load, the reels will load themselves. Each reel has a capacity of 400' and comes with a case and an adaptor.
NEW


$39.99 ea. shipped to US States
(other destinations can be calculated)

2 reels are specially priced at $59.99 shipped to US States
(other destinations can be calculated)

 
 

Pre-Owned / Second-hand & refurbished 8mm Film / Movie Projectors for sale
 
    

     NEW LISTING 5/15/18
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DUAL 8mm (SUPER & REGULAR 8mm) 
SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
DeJUR / AMSCO (GAF BUILT) 86Z
#...2096
WITH ZOOM LENS!
VARIABLE SPEED!
*GREAT 'BULB ECONOMY'*

GREAT FOR FILM TO DVD / COMPUTER TRANSFERS & MEDIA TRANSFER BUSINESS
MADE IN AMERICA
for sale

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals of this projector.

 It was disassembled internally for restoration including all the drive for cleaning and re-lubing prior to disassembly.

 3 Belts replaced; Main drive belt from motor, The 'serpentine' hub drive belt, and the cooling fan belt for trouble-free service.

 Both hub mechanisms checked for proper function. All 'idler pulleys and wheels' removed, cleaned and re-lubed.

 Rewind hub tire reconditioned.

 Lens track mechanism cleaned and re-lubed with silicone gel lube (note, by design, the 'focus' knob has what seems like 'excessive' play, but that's to allow motion and removal of lens.)

 Lens cleaned front and back as well.

 'Shuttle' mechanism and associated cam cleaned and re-lubed, as well as the eccentric framer mechanism.

 Film gate cleaned as well as film track.

 Take-Up reel clutch tension adjusted to not allow film to 'spill' during PB, but to allow Re-Wind, you'll want to have your left hand ready as a 'reel brake' if you stop rewinding 'mid-stream'.

 Variable speed control knob allows FULL range of 'Rheostat'

 Following mechanical work, entire unit was cosmetically detailed inside and out.

 Then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested with both Super 8 and Regular 8mm film.
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 Freshly refurbished / fully serviced, DeJur (GAF) 86Z, Dual 8mm Film / movie / cine projector with variable speed control built-in. Following about 5.5 hours of tech time, it's now Perfectly smooth and very quiet running. Features Auto-Loading of film, is easy to use and that works well. Front spindle will accept Regular or Super-8 reels.

DeJur 86Z Features:
   
- Regular and Super 8mm silent film formats
- Variable Speed capability for "flicker-free" film to video transfers
- DeJur "Chromtar', 20-32mm Zoom Lens rated f 1.5

- 21V / 150 Watt, 'MR16' type, "EVJ" projection lamp
- Forward or Reverse operation with or without the lamp (saves unnecessary lamp wear)
- Automatic film loading
- Frame center adjust
- 400 foot reel capacity
- Super quiet and very precision built internally
- Adjustable front foot
- Built-In film Trimmer
- 'Room Light' AC outlet (turns on any accessory lamp when projector is 'off')

   

Will play forwards or backward with or without the lamp. Again, has variable film projection speed control to enable "flicker-free" film to video transfers. Utilizes model EJV 21Volt / 50 Watt projection lamp
which has great 'economy' for two reasons. Firstly it has an average rated lifespan of 40 hours, vs the typical 4-20 on most other projector lamps. Secondly, it can typically be found for one half, to one third the price of most other projector lamps. If you're a 'media transfer business', over time, this is a BIG DEAL!!!
 Front adjustment foot allows for ~2.5" of height angle adjustment.
Again, following the above mentioned service, this unit is ready to put to work. Looks great and works well. It would make a great tool for anyone involved in film to video transfer business as it can provide flicker-free images in both Regular 8mm and Super-8mm formats. Comes with take-up reel
, lid / front cover and an EXTRA "EVJ" projection lamp / bulb. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 12.5" long x 7" deep x 11.5" tall (when un-folded) and weighs ~15 lbs unpacked. Film in photos not included.
DeJur / GAF 'DUAL 8MM' FILM PROJECTOR
Cond. 8.5

$549.

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Notes on 'Reel to Reel' Film Projectors:

Auto-Load: While "Auto-Load" can work successfully, to varying degrees on different film projectors models, it is a feature that has been known to 'eat films'. The overall design went through an evolution over the years, but even the best designs will eat films on occasion. This is usually due to NOT using 'leaders' on your film, poorly trimmed leaders or film, excessive curling of film (usually associated with smaller reel diameters), bent / crumpled leader ends. An excessively "curled" film can be almost impossible to "auto-load". If you have excessive 'curl', it's best to add a section of 'straighter' leader to assist with loading. Film eating can also be due to projector maintenance issues and poorly designed transport sprockets.

Projector Chatter: A well maintained and properly adjusted projector should not "chatter" when projecting film with good condition / clean sprocket holes and properly done splices. However, even the best projectors will chatter when trying to project film with torn, worn, missing and otherwise imperfect sprocket holes and bad splices.

Fast Wind / Rewind Sluggishness: This can typically be due to 3 issues. 1: Hardened / varnished internal lubes (pretty much a given on any electro-mechanical device over 10 years old even if it's described as "New In Box"); 2: Glazed rubber parts, belts and / or tires that no longer have any "grip" characteristics to turn associated wheels / tires / mechanism (also pretty much a given on any electro-mechanical device over 10 years old even if it's described as "New In Box". 3: Weak clutch springs, migrated lubes on clutch surfaces, burnished felt pads on clutch surfaces

Film breakage: Other than "Auto-Load" / Loading issues, most film breakage is caused not from the actual film breaking, but from previous splices breaking. Most any film over 50 feet will contain splices and some that are shorter will as well. If you are going to be running film through a projector, you WILL want need to have a splice block and FRESH splice tape for your format(s) of film handy. You WILL break film. Not much is more frustrating than to have a broken film in the middle of a project with half of it residing on the take-up reel and the other half still on the "feed" reel and no way to repair or make the splice.

Flicker-Free / Flicker-Reduction (applicable when doing 'film to video' transfers, not when simply 'watching' films): Flicker is usually an issue when doing film to video transfers. It manifests itself by an image that varies in degrees of brightness, similar to watching some of the early 1900 silent films. It happens due to the film shutter and the video camera shutter, being "out of sync".
Typically silent film is shot at 18fps (frames per second), and sound film at 24fps. Video operates at 30fps. "fps" refers to how many times per second an image is projected or picked up. Even if both were the same fps, they would not be in sync, without a lot of very sophisticated equipment that is beyond the scope of most users means. There are a number of "work-arounds" to reduce or eliminate flicker. The first, and best is to use a 5-bladed shutter model projector. Some projectors can be retrofitted with a 5-blade shutter or may have come originally with one. These can be relatively expensive. The flicker is eliminated by projecting more images than is necessary for the video camera to pickup, thus there is always a projected image regardless of whether the video camera shutter is open or closed.
The next way is to use a "semi-pro" or professional video camera that has an "infinitely variable" speed shutter. As of this writing, the low end of those cost $2000 and can go up to around $5000 before reaching "pro" status. Flicker can be reduced or eliminated in some cases, by "riding" the camera speed control, while monitoring the video signal on a monitor (the control needs to be infinitely variable. Having 2 or 3 different speed choices is not sufficient).
The easiest and typically least expensive way to reduce or sometimes eliminate flicker is to vary the speed of the projector. Many film projectors came with a "variable speed" (needs to be an "infinitely variable" type and not just a choice between 2 or 3 speeds) control from the factory. If not, some lend themselves to being modified by a qualified technician by having one added. Another possible way to achieve variable speed on a projector that doesn't have one is to control it externally, using a device such as a "vari-AC" (have a qualified technician determine if your projector is a candidate for use with a vari-AC and know it's limitations and methods for safe use. If a variable speed projector is used, again simply "ride" the speed control while monitoring the image on the video monitor, as you would with a variable speed camera. Flicker cannot always be eliminated, but can usually be reduced to an undetectable degree.

Lamps / Bulbs: Due to the intensity required to project a small image from film, through a small hole, only part of each second, some times distances of 40 feet, projection lamps must be very powerful. This power comes at the price of short life. Most projector lamps have life spans of 10-50 hours and are very fragile thus, should be handled carefully. There are some LED substitutions that have recently available for some projectors.

Lens 'Flare': Due to the intensity required to project a small image from film some lens / lamp combinations may have 'Lens Flare' effect which shows up as an excessively bright spot when using a video camera. While this would not have likely been an issue when projecting an image 10-30 feet, onto a screen as projectors were originally designed to do, it may show up when projecting only a few inches.

Noise: Film projectors are very complicated mechanical things, with lots of moving and integrated parts. There will always be a degree of mechanical noise made by any film projector. It will very in degree by model. Some will be relatively quiet and some will seem quite noisy.

Silent / Sound switch: This is more of an issue with 16mm Film projectors, but the "Silent / Sound" / "Speed" mechanical switch should never be manipulated with the projector is not running. To do so in most cases, will require the projector be partially disassembled to re-seat the drive belt. Again, this is usually not a problem with 8mm units or units that make the change electronically.

Sound quality: "Consumer" film in either 8 or 16mm formats had varying degrees of sound quality. There were many factors that could and can effect sound quality. One is the accuracy of the camera that shot the film originally. If it's speed was not correct or constant, that sound will be imprinted on the film and will play back no better. Sound can vary from usable to laughable in quality, so don't expect Hi-Fi quality by any stretch of the imagination.

Still Function: In order to do "Still" image projection the film must stop. In doing this, most projectors will engage a lamp filter to reduce the amount of light, thus heat hitting a single frame of film. Also, since projection principle incorporates rotating "blades" that alternatively block light, there is no guarantee that when you stop forward motion, you will be on a blade opening, thus light may be partially or completely blocked. This will result in a partial or no image. It sometimes takes 2 to a dozen tries to get the "sync" correct, so you see a complete image. Further since there is a filter or light block used in "still" mode, the brightness of the image will be reduced. Note; due to the tremendous amount of heat produced by most projection lamps, a projector should not be left in "still" mode for more than a few seconds. Longer may result in warped, melted or severed film and a mess to clean up in side the projector film gate.

Zoom Lens: Zoom actuation will vary on different projector models. Some lenses actually have to be physically pulled or pushed to zoom.

Foot note: Film projectors are very complicated, electro-mechanical devices. There are many sub-assemblies and systems within each, and all must be working well together for the unit to function with any accuracy and dependability and not "eat", damage or destroy your precious films and movies. The moving parts always rely on lubricants to function properly and there are commonly a rubber parts / components as well. Most projectors you see available today, were originally sold from the 1950's through the early 1980's. Thus at best, a projector is probably at least 25 years old. Most are 30-50 years old. Interesting things happen to 30+ year old lubricants and rubber parts. Lubricants actually coagulate ('varnish up' and act more like 'glue') and will cause "close tolerance" parts to seize or freeze up rendering them immobile. Rubber parts can become brittle and cracked, only to break when the unit is started up. The rubber can also revert back towards it's natural state and become a gooey tar depending on the vulcanization process it went thru during it's manufacture. Virtually every used projector out there will need and require 4-18 hours of technician time to be brought to a "usable" state. Simply "turning one on and getting some things to spin with no smoke coming out" is not a revealing test, nor a basis for making a decision to purchase. Our typical customer has previously purchased 3-5 units from individual sellers (typically from an online auction site), who all stated such things as, "we turned the unit on and it works fine", or "we ran a reel of film through it and it worked great", or "never used, still in box" (those are usually the worst condition and the most difficult to breath life back into), or my personal favorite, "no way to test, but projector looks like it should run great!" Needless to say, none of those statements typically held true. It's not that people are trying to "rip anyone off" (I'm a believer that YOU are generally the person that allows yourself to get "ripped off"), it's just that most non-professional sellers of film projectors, stereo gear, guitars, microphones, keyboards or any other technically minded items should find other things to try and sell, such as old doilies and used baby booties. Heck, if I had an electron-microscope, a race horse, or an F-15 fighter jet, to sell, I would be the last person you would want to talk to about their "real" condition. All I would be able to say is, "it looks like an F-15, doesn't have any rust, and the tires are holding air. It must be ready to fly, right...!???"

 



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*Due to stock levels, spare NEW lamps that are sometimes included with projectors, may ship separately at a later date. Projector always at least, comes shipped with existing working lamp to get you started.


AS-IS / PARTS / RESTORATION / UNTESTED / "U-FIX" / PROP UNITS BELOW

 

 

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BAUER
S 715 XL
8mm FILM CAMERA
FOR PARTS / RESTORE / REPAIR
Circa 1978-82

for sale
Condition unknown, but plan on it needing repair. We don't have the correct batteries or power supply to try it. We tried some standard AA batteries, but they didn't fit very well and the battery compartment has a worn catch so we gave up on it. Not really our "bag" anyway.

Features: 
- Lens: Angenieux Macro 1,4 / 6 - 90 mm
- Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds
- Split Image Focusing
- Macro focusing
- Manual / Auto Exposure
- Frame rates: 9, 18, 24, 40 + single frame
- Shutter degree: 200
- Backlight Control
- Fades
- Lap dissolve
- Interval timer with 1/4-60 second intervals
- Remote control socket
- Flash contact
- Auto / Manual Recording Level Control
- 6 X 1.5V batteries + No separate battery for light meter

We have read on the web that this was the top model of Bauer cameras. Does have the telescopic / rotating shoulder rest built-in. While the battery compartment door needs a new catch, there is no corrosion inside. Film cassette compartment clean as well. Not dents or physical damage that we can see.

As-Is
$125.

 

 


 
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       NEW LISTING 3/4/18
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DUAL 8mm (SUPER & REGULAR 8mm) 
SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
ELMO GP-E
#...3071

WITH ZOOM LENS!
VARIABLE SPEED!
*GREAT 'BULB ECONOMY'*

GREAT FOR FILM TO DVD / COMPUTER TRANSFERS & MEDIA TRANSFER BUSINESS
SOLD 7/16/18
SHIPPING TO JIM IN SOUTH DAKOTA


Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals of this projector.

 It was disassembled internally for restoration including all the drive for cleaning and re-lubing prior to disassembly.

 3 Belts reconditioned for trouble-free service.

 Both hub mechanisms checked for proper function. All idler pulleys and wheels cleaned and re-lubed.

 Shutter hub tire reconditioned.

 Lens track mechanism cleaned and re-lubed with silicone gel lube

 Lens cleaned front and back as well.

 'Shuttle' mechanism and associated cam cleaned and re-lubed, as well as the eccentric framer mechanism.

 Film gate cleaned as well as film track.

 Clutch tension adjusted on both reel hubs.

 Variable speed 'Rheostat' control clean and 'linear' in it's speed increments

 Following mechanical work, entire unit was cosmetically detailed inside and out.

 Then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested with both Super 8 and Regular 8mm film.
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 Freshly refurbished, / Fully serviced, Elmo GP-E, Dual 8mm Film / movie / cine projector with variable speed control built-in.
Following about 6.5 hours of tech time, it now projects smoothly and is very quiet running. Features VERY EASY Auto-Loading of film, is 'fool proof' to use and that works well. Front spindle will accept Regular or Super-8 reels.
ELMO GP-E Features:
   
- Regular and Super 8mm silent film formats
- Variable Speed capability for "flicker-free" film to video transfers
- Japanese built, Elmo 'Super Zoom', 15-25mm Zoom Lens rated f1.3 (as 'zoom' is down to 15mm on this, it works better with 'tele-cine' (film to video transfer) boxes at close range)
- 21V / 150 Watt, 'MR16' type, "EVM" projection lamp
- Forward or Reverse operation with or without the lamp (saves unnecessary lamp wear)
- Automatic film loading (works VERY well, and simply. Just remember to push 'down' on the 'Green' mechanism)
- Frame center adjust
- 'Still Frame' function in either direction
- 400 foot reel capacity
- Super-8mm adaptor is 'retractable', so no chance of it getting misplaced / lost
- Super quiet and very precision built internally (as are most 'Japanese' built projectors)
- Handy 'threading light'

- Adjustable front foot
- Built-In film Trimmer

   

Will play forwards or backward with or without the lamp. Again, has variable film projection speed control to enable "flicker-free" film to video transfers. Utilizes model *EJM* 21Volt / 50 Watt projection lamp
which has great 'economy' for two reasons. Firstly it has an average rated lifespan of 40 hours, vs the typical 4-20 on most other projector lamps. Secondly, it can typically be found for one half, to one third the price of most other projector lamps. If you're a 'media transfer business', over time, this is a BIG DEAL!!!
 Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment.
Again, following the above mentioned service, this unit is ready to put to work. Looks great and works well. It would make a great tool for anyone involved in film to video transfer business as it can provide flicker-free images in both Regular 8mm and Super-8mm formats. Comes with Elmo GP-E projector 'pdf download' copy of owners / users manual, take-up reel, lid / front cover and an EXTRA "EVJ" projection lamp / bulb, as well as it's original box and packing. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures ~14" long x ~10" deep x ~13" tall (when un-folded) and weighs ~15 lbs unpacked. Film in photos not included.
ELMO GP-E 'DUAL 8MM' FILM PROJECTOR
Cond. 8.5++
$629.

SOLD 7/16/18
SHIPPING TO JIM IN SOUTH DAKOTA


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        NEW LISTING 3/1/18
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SERVICED / REFURBISHED AND READY TO GO
WARDS
8mm FILM / MOVIE PROJECTOR

WARDS /
GAF 805
(GAF model 23
88Z built for Wards)

DUAL-8
PLAYS STANDARD & 
SUPER 8mm 
WITH
'FILM LOADED' REWIND
SILENT FILM PROJECTOR

MADE IN AMERICA

SOLD 8/29/18
SHIPPING TO JORGE IN MARYLAND


Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals of this projector.

 It was disassembled internally for restoration including all the drive for cleaning and re-lubing prior to disassembly.

 Main drive belt in perfect shape, and 'serpentine' hub drive belt reconditioned for trouble-free service.

 Both hub mechanisms checked for proper function. All 'free wheels' removed, cleaned and re-lubed.

 Rear and Front hub tires reconditioned.

 Lens track mechanism cleaned and re-lubed with silicone gel lube.

 Lens cleaned front and back as well.

 'Shuttle' mechanism and associated cam cleaned and re-lubed, as well as the eccentric framer mechanism.

 Film gate cleaned as well as film track.

 Take-Up reel clutch tension adjusted to not allow film to 'spill' during PB, but TO allow Fast Re-Wind while film is still loaded thru film track.

 Following mechanical work, entire unit was cosmetically detailed inside and out.

 Then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested with both Super 8 and Regular 8mm film.
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Another great performing, Dual-8 projector. The Wards 805 Regular/Standard 8mm / Super-8mm silent movie film / cine projector. Restored to run and work flawlessly. Will play Regular & Super-8mm films. Following about 3.5 hours of tech time, it now projects silent film at 18fps Runs and works flawlessly. Features very easy Auto-Loading for film. Very easy to use and works very well. For forward direction play. Has frame-adjust knob for fine tuning frame size. Also has built-in film trimmer. Utilizes model DGB / DMD 30 volt, 80 watt projection lamp. Front adjustment foot allows for ~1" of height angle adjustment.
Great projector for previewing films and organizing them, prior to sending out to be transferred to another format, or for simply viewing your 'regular-8' or ' Super-8mm' movies.  

Wards / GAF 805 Projector Features:

- Regular and Super 8mm silent film formats
- Bright 30V / 80 Watt projection lamp
- Automatic film loading and take-up reel threading
- Internally adjusted so that you can 'Re-Wind' while film is still threaded through projector (handy if you need to reverse film and you would still have a LONG way to go thru normal play, simply to get to the end)
- Frame center adjust
- 400 foot reel capacity
- Precision built internally
- "Slow" or "Normal" projection speeds (this is not "Variable Speed")
- No expensive, difficult to adjust cloth belt drive system like the more complicated GAF built projectors from this period. That is a HUGE plus with the "Forward Only" GAF designs (again from this period).


This unit is ready to go. Looks and works great!  Comes with take-up reel,
lid / front cover  1 reel hub adaptor for your Super 8mm reels, if you use them. Includes an extra / spare projector bulb / lamp.
Also comes with a copy of the GAF / Wards 805 owners / users manual. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 11" long x 6.5" deep x 9" tall and weighs 10 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
 GAF / WARDS 805 DUAL 8MM FILM PROJECTOR
 Cond. 8

SOLD 8/29/18
SHIPPING TO JORGE IN MARYLAND


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WARDS
8mm FILM / MOVIE PROJECTOR
TRI-8 (REGULAR-8mm / SUPER-8mm / SINGLE-8mm) FILM PROJECTOR
 MODEL WARDS 812
 SILENT
VARIABLE SPEED
&

 ZOOM LENS
SEMI-AUTO LOADING
#...8255
MADE IN JAPAN

SOLD 9/7/18
SHIPPING TO HARRY IN WISCONSIN

Our technician has completely gone through and 'Certified' this unit.

 We have completely and extensively gone through the mechanicals and electrics of this projector.

 It was disassembled internally for restoration including the drive motor for re-lubing.

 Motor commutator gaps cleaned, and plates burnished

 Main drive belt replaced with new.

 Hub drive chains cleaned and re-lubed w/ synthetic grease

 The main drive worm / cog gears cleaned and re-lubed.

 Speed rheostat control limits 're-positioned' to move speed range 'up' to more useable range than stock, especially for film to video transfers

 We checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments. There are no rubber drive tires / wheels to crack, glaze or deteriorate, so no need to worry about one failing down the road.

 Take-Up reel clutch tension adjusted to not allow film to 'spill' during PB, but to allow Fast Forward or Re-Wind (while 'OUT' of 'film path') you'll want to have your left hand ready as a 'reel brake' if you stop rewinding 'mid-stream'.

Should service be required in the future (probably not for quite a few years), this unit is designed to be very 'serviceable'. Speed control is via the built-in rheostat. A very durable design. Again, this unit had extensive restoration (about 5 hours) and came out GREAT!!!

VERY WELL BUILT, metal construction, Japanese made, Wards 812, Dual-8mm movie film / cine projector. This is a very well designed projector, that in 'hindsight', was built to last. Since it has variable speed (widely ranging), and a zoom-lens it is well suited for doing 'film to video transfers'. Original Japanese made, Zoom Lens; specs F1:1.4 w/ 20-32mm zoom range. Lens is 'cloud free', clean and is quality enough to project a crisp, clean, clear and focused image. Projector will play forwards or backwards (no still and film must 'play thru to end' to enable 'fast wind' mode). Has frame-adjust lever for fine tuning frame position. Utilizes model KP-GT/CXL/CXR 8V/50W projection lamp
(Fresh one installed prior to shipment).
 
Wards 812 Projector Features:
 

- Regular / Standard 8mm / Single 8mm, silent film Projector
- Electric (non-mechanical!),Variable Speed
- 'Semi-Auto / Manual Loading' (that works great)
- Zoom Lens - F=/1.4, Zoom 20-32mm
- Forward or Reverse Projection
- Frame Adjustor
- Can be run without lamp (useful for 'playing out reel' without burning lamp life)
- Accommodates up to 400' reels
- KP-GT/CXL/CXR 8V/50W Bulb
- 'Take-up' Reel included
- Built-in Film Trimmer
- Adjustable 'Front Tilt / Angle' Foot
- 'Swing-Out' gate plates for easy film gate cleaning
- All metal housing
- High Power, cooling fan protects and prolongs film life
as well as venting lamp heat away
- Semi WORLD AC POWER" as it will work on both 50 or 60 Hz AC.
 

 Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment. Very well built, 'all metal' construction. Again, following the above service / restoration, this unit is ready to go. Looks and works great! This would be a good "work horse" for a film transfer house. This one includes the original lid, both sets of film sprockets, and a take-up reel. Comes  an EXTRA projection lamp / bulb. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 11" wide x 6" deep x 10" tall (with film arms folded and lid removed) and weighs ~13 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
WARDS 812 TRI-8 FILM PROJECTOR
Cond.
8.5
SOLD 9/7/18
SHIPPING TO HARRY IN WISCONSIN



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"Hello, We are looking for a refurbished dual 8 projector. We notice that you have none in stock but thought if we contacted you we could get on a waiting list of some sort. We have tried so many ebay products that swear they work only to have to send it back. My father is looking to watch hours of super 8 and regular 8 movies. He is becoming frustrated and doesn't want to lose the movies of his children etc.
Please keep us in mind if you have/get any in stock. Thank you, Christine F."

 

 

 

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