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Since 1982.

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
 
     

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B&H / BELL & HOWELL SUPER-8mm SOUND MAGNETIC SOUND / FILM / MOVIE PROJECTOR
21DCR
WITH ZOOM
&
MODIFIED FOR VARIABLE SPEED!!!
 MADE IN JAPAN
Circa 1979-81
for sale

 
  We have completely checked through this unit! Cleaned inside and out. Internal worm gear, main drive mechanism was completely cleaned of old lube and re-lubed with silicon gel, as well as both nylon gears. A fresh, new main drive belt was installed. Reel hub drive belt reconditioned and has great tension. We then modified it by adding 'external' variable Speed controls to eliminate 'flicker' / strobe effect when doing film to video transfers. Film gate cleaned as well as track. We also, very importantly, cleaned the internal 'record' switch to eliminate playback static. Auto-load mechanism works well when used correctly. Lens is clean with no cloudiness, fungus or loose elements. We then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested Super 8 sound film.
 Unit loads, runs both forward and reverse very smoothly with great precision. No clunky-ness. Great for doing film to video transfers since it has a nice, sharp lens and variable speed. Appears to have been built by Sankyo, one of our favorite projector manufacturers.
 
B&H, 21DCR film projector. A Super-8mm, magnetic sound movie projector that we've modified for variable speed! (
See above photo) Very smooth and quiet running. Features well-working, auto-loading loading for film. Very easy to use. Lens is a Japanese made B&H, zoom type and specs: 1:1.4 f=15-25mm for zoom.
 
 Features:
 - Super 8mm Sound or Silent film formats (magnetic Sound format)
 - Modified to Variable Speed capability for "flicker-free" film to video transfers w/ separate speed controls for each of 18fps or 24fps (both do the same thing by design)
- Bell & Howell 15-25mm Zoom Lens rated f / 1:1.4, Japan Made!
 - Super-Bright, MR-16 type 12V / 100 Watt projection lamp
 - Forward or Reverse operation with or without the lamp
 - Automatic film loading and take-up reel threading
 - Frame center adjust
 - Loop former to adjust chatter
 - Magnetic audio playback
 - Microphone Input
 - Automatic Limiter of audio via the Mic or AUX jacks
 - Extension speaker output jack (GREAT for doing the audio portion of film to video transfers. No more placing mic in front of the speaker. Go direct with this jack, but may require reduction resistor or external level control / mixer)
 - Frequency generator servo DC magnet motor, MLN-25A for speed accuracy and stability
 - EXTRA LARGE 180m / 600 foot reel capacity
 - Super quiet and very precision built
 - Elevation adjustment foot for front of projector

 
 Will allow projections speed of either 18 or 24 frames per second, but we have modified it and installed "speed control" pots on each of the projection speeds, for "flicker-free" film to video transfers. Very well built machine. Again, we have done all of the above mentioned refurbishment work and completely checked out all functions. Utilizes an EFP, MR-16 12V/ 100W projection lamp / bulb. This unit is ready to go. Looks and works great! Comes with take-up reel and a spare projection lamp. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 12" long x 8" deep x 10" tall and weighs 20 lbs unpacked. Film and reels in photos not included.
B&H 21DCR SUPER-8 W/ SOUND FILM PROJECTOR
  Cond.
8.5
$789.

(C) J. M.
 


 

 

    

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KEYSTONE 8mm FILM PROJECTOR
  VARIABLE SPEED
  SUPER-8mm  
 KEYSTONE K-540 / K540
  #...2209
SILENT
 MANUAL LOADING
  Made in USA

SOLD 9/17/12
SHIPPED TO TEXAS

 
VERY WELL BUILT, all metal construction, Keystone, model K-540 Super-8mm, Variable Speed movie film / cine projector. We love working on Keystone projectors as they are generally very 'smartly' designed, using internal 'chain' drive, and hub clutches that 'WORK'! Fully Manual Loading! Also very importantly, features Variable Speed projection rate for flicker-free video transfers!  Original Keystone, 18-30mm 'ZOOM' Lens; specs f=/1.4. Projector will play forwards or backwards and has a "still" mode. Has frame-adjust lever for fine tuning frame size. Utilizes model DFG 120 volt, 150 watt projection lamp. One installed prior to shipment. Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment. Very well built all metal construction. We have completely gone through this projector. It was approximately 70% disassembled internally for restoration, including both reel arms and their internal transmissions. Both hub drive clutches had the shafts pulled, cleaned and re-lubed (prior to that they are almost always frozen due to "varnished" lube). This particular model utilizes very smartly designed clutches which is about the best design and virtually trouble-free with their fresh cleaning and lube. Motor bushings lubed. Surface of the shutter wheel cleaned of old rubber residue. Both drive chains removed, 'soak' cleaned and re-lubed w/ silicone grease. We also disassembled both reel arms completely, removed, cleaned and re-lubed all 6 arm gears. All main drive chain gears cleaned and re-lubed. We checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and lubed internal drive assembly including all internal 'worm' drive gears with silicon lube. New main, cloth  drive drive belt ordered and installed. New & fresh shutter flywheel belt installed. Balance of projector is "chain drive" with no rubber parts to fail. The motor in this unit does not utilize a capacitor for starting or speed accuracy, so no need to worry about one failing down the road. Speed control is via the built-in rheostat. A very durable design. Again, this unit had extensive restoration (about 8 hours) and came out GREAT!!! This unit is ready to go. Looks decent, with minor finish scuffs and works great! This would be a good "work horse" for a film transfer house. Comes with a metal take-up reel as well as  projection lamp. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 8.25" wide x 8.5" deep x 14" tall (with film arms folded) and weighs 13 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
KEYSTONE K-540 Super-8mm Film Projector
 
$429.
SOLD 9/17/12
SHIPPED TO TEXAS

    

            NEW ADDITION 7/5/12
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REFURBISHED 
WARDS / GAF DUAL 8MM MOVIE / FILM PROJECTOR
 Model 805
 DUAL-8
 PLAYS STANDARD & 
 SUPER 8mm 
 SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
 WITH ZOOM LENS

SOLD 10/31/12
SHIPPED TO VERMONT

We have completely gone through this unit! Internal mechanism was cleaned of old lube and re-lubed with silicon gel and a new main drive belt and new 'serpentine' hub drive belt were installed. Both hub mechanisms checked for proper function. All 'free wheels' removed, cleaned and re-lubed. Rear hub tire reconditioned. Front hub pinch roller replaced. 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. Projector stabilizer replaced with factory original. Film gate cleaned as well as 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.

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. 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.  
This unit is ready to go. Looks and works great!  
Comes with take-up reel, 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 unpacke
d. Film shown in photos not included.
 GAF / WARDS 805 DUAL 8MM FILM PROJECTOR
 Cond. 8.5
 
$349.
SOLD 10/31/12
SHIPPED TO VERMONT
     

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B&H / BELL & HOWELL
STANDARD / REGULAR 8mm
SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
 Model 245 BA 245BA
 WITH ZOOM LENS

SOLD 10/20/12
SHIPPED TO FLORIDA

We have completely gone through this unit! Majority of internal 'drive' mechanism was disassembled, cleaned of old lube and re-lubed and a new main drive belt installed. To be specific, we removed all 'non-clutch' gears, cleaned and re-lubed, both main 'drive rollers' and their associated bracket assembly, removed, cleaned and re-lubed. While the rollers were removed, we reconditioned the rubber tires. We cleaned and lubricated the 'shutter assembly', the 'shuttle' and it's 'drive cam and pinion' and cleaned the 'shutter flywheel' for improved traction with the drive wheels. Both arm / hub mechanisms disassembled, gears cleaned of old lube and re-lubricated. Lens track mechanism cleaned. Lens is in great, and clear condition with no scratches, fogging, or internal mold. Lens cleaned front and back as well. We also cleaned and checked the eccentric framer mechanism. Film gate cleaned as well as film track. Following mechanical work, entire unit was cosmetically detailed inside and out.
 
VERY WELL BUILT B&H 245 BA Regular 8mm movie film / cine projector. Runs and works flawlessly following above refurbishment. Features easy Semi-Auto-Loading for film. Very easy to use and works very well. Bell & Howell, "Filmovara" 1" Zoom lens is an especially 'sharp & crisp' imaging lens and specs as follows: 17mm-27mm zoom & f=/1.6. Will play forward or backward, with or without the lamp. Has frame-adjust lever for fine tuning frame size.  Utilizes model DFC / DFN / DFA / DJL 125 volt, 150 watt projection lamp. Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment. Very well built all metal construction. We have completely checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and lubed drive assembly where applicable. New main drive belt installed. This unit is ready to go. Looks and works great! 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' movies.  Comes with metal take-up reel, and a spare projection lamp. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 9.5" wide x 9" deep x 13" tall (with film arms folded) and weighs 12 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
 B&H 245BA 8mm MOVIE PROJECTOR
 Cond. 9
 
$299.
SOLD 10/20/12
SHIPPED TO FLORIDA

 

 

 

 


Notes on 'Reel to Reel' Film Projectors:

Auto-Load: While "Auto-Load" can work to varying degrees on different film projectors models, it is notorious for eating 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 poorly trimmed 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". 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: 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.

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 fe

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 30-40 years old. Interesting things happen to 30+ year old lubricants and rubber parts. Lubricants actually coagulate 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. 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, 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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VIVITAR
  DUAL - SUPER / REGULAR 8mm 
  SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
  MODEL 733A
  #...4966
  WITH ZOOM LENS
  &
   VARIABLE SPEED!
  GREAT FOR FILM TO DVD / COMPUTER TRANSFERS & MEDIA TRANSFER BUSINESS
 MADE IN JAPAN
 for sale
SOLD 3/5/12

 We have completely checked through this unit! Cleaned inside and out (
this machine had been meticulously cared for throughout it's life, so was very clean to start with). Internal worm gear, main drive mechanism was completely cleaned of old lube and re-lubed with silicon gel, as well as both nylon gears. A fresh, new main drive belt was installed. Both hub mechanisms disassembled, cleaned of old lube and re-lubed, only in the correct spots so as not to interfere with the hub 'cam / catch' mechanism, then checked for proper function. A new clutch guide installed on the 'take-up' reel spindle. Hub metal 'chain' belts, cleaned and re-lubed. Primary chain belt re-tensioned (not an easy task). Speed control filament windings in great shape with no worn / dead spots. Film gate cleaned as well as track. Auto-load mechanism works well when used correctly. Lens is clean with no cloudiness, fungus or loose elements. We then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested with both Super 8 and Regular 8mm film.
 Unit loads, runs both forward and reverse very smoothly with great precision. No clunky-ness. Great for doing film to video transfers since it has a nice, sharp lens and variable speed. Appears to have been built by Sankyo, one of our favorite projector manufacturers and was likely based on a 'Dualex' model.
 

 Freshly refurbished, Vivitar 733A Regular / Super-8mm film / cine projector with variable speed control built-in. 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.

   Features:
   
   - Regular and Super 8mm silent film formats
   - Variable Speed capability for "flicker-free" film to video transfers
   - Vivitar 15-25mm Zoom Lens rated f / 1:1.4, Japan Made!
   - 8V / 50 Watt projection lamp
   - Forward or Reverse operation with or without the lamp
   - Automatic film loading
   - Frame center adjust
   - 400 foot reel capacity
   - Super quiet and very precision built internally
   - 'Chain' Belt hub drive
 - 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 KP-GT / CXL / CXR 8 volt, 50 watt projection lamp. Front adjustment foot allows for 2" of height angle adjustment.
   This unit is ready to use. Looks great and works well. Detachable AC cord is included. 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 Metal, 'Auto-Load' take-up reel and a spare projection lamp. 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.
VIVITAR 733A REGULAR / SUPER-8MM FILM PROJECTOR
    Cond. 8.5

SOLD 3/5/12

 

       

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BELL & HOWELL / B&H
SUPER / REGULAR 8mm FILM PROJECTOR
 MODEL 10MS
 #...568Z
 DUAL 8mm
 WITH ZOOM LENS
 &
  VARIABLE SPEED!
 GREAT FOR FILM TRANSFER BUSINESS.
 MADE IN JAPAN
SOLD 8/14/12
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA

We have completely checked through this unit! Internal mechanism was cleaned of old lube and re-lubed with silicon gel and a new main drive belt was installed. Both hub mechanisms checked for proper function. We also cleaned the speed control filament and adjusted it for a 'wider-range' of speed, than stock, both for 'faster' and 'slower' end points. Film gate cleaned as well as film track.
  Then checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments and extensively tested with both Super 8 and Regular 8mm film.


Smooth running B&H 10MS Regular / Super-8mm film / cine projector with variable speed control built-in
(Sometimes referred to as 'Reel to Reel Film' projectors). Perfectly smooth and very quiet running. Features Auto-Loading of film, is easy to use and works well. Front spindle will accept Regular or Super-8 reels.
 
 Features:
  
  - Regular and Super 8mm silent film formats
  - Variable Speed capability for "flicker-free" film to video transfers
  - F/ 18-30mm Zoom Lens rated f / 1:1.5
  - 8V / 50 Watt projection lamp
  - Reverse and Still Projection
  - Forward or Reverse operation with or without the lamp
 - Dual Lamp intensity (handy for pre-viewing film without burning lamp at full intensity)
  - Automatic film loading and take-up reel threading
  - Frame center adjust
  - Touch loop former to adjust chatter
  - 400 foot reel capacity
  - Super quiet and very precision built internally
  - Belt and chain drive

  
   
Will play forwards or backward with or without the lamp. Has frame-adjust lever for fine tuning frame size. Has infinitely variable film projection speed control to enable "flicker-free" film to video transfers. Utilizes model KP-GT / CXL / CXR 8 volt, 50 watt projection bulb / lamp. Front adjustment foot allows for 2" of height angle adjustment.
 
 This unit is ready to use. Looks NEW and works well. Uses detachable AC cord that is included. 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 Plastic take-up reel and NEW projection lamp already installed. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 12" long x 6.5" deep x 11" tall (with film arms folded) and weighs 7 lbs unpacked. Film in photos not included.
 B&H 10MS VARIABLE SPEED 8MM FILM / MOVIE PROJECTOR
   
Cond. 8.5

$639.
SOLD 8/14/12
SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA


 
     

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KEYSTONE

VINTAGE
 SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
     K-70
K70
 "Regular 8mm"
 VARIABLE SPEED
 #...9407
 Made in USA
 "As-Found" Condition
SELLING FOR HOME THEATER / MEDIA ROOM 'PROP' OR TO RESTORE.
CIRCA ~ 1950
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12
for sale
 
This is a great looking "Antique" 8mm film projector by Keystone. The  model "K-70" is likely from the WWII era.
(Sometimes referred to as 'Reel to Reel Film' projectors). As it is only a Regular-8mm projector, and is so early, we did not do any restoration on it and are currently selling it for display / prop use in 'as found' condition. While this is in "As-Found" condition, we did fire it up (not with the lamp on the entire time so as not to deduct from it's remaining life) and the motor runs well. It plays forward with or with-out the lamp fine. The variable speed control has the most range we have ever seen on a projector going from VERY slow to VERY fast which would actually make this a good candidate for doing film to video transfers. When running it is very precision sounding, and quiet. It will need a new 'spring' belt as it is a bit stretched for 'forward' motion (this projector actually only uses one belt and it is designed to have the belt moved to either the forward or reverse pulley, depending on which direction you need to go) Now we realize that it has old lubes inside that should likely be cleaned out and replaced, but it is surprisingly "spry" for a 60 year old projector. Could potentially work fine for many more years without doing anything to it. Even the original AC cord is still supple and not cracking apart. Lens specs as follows: 'Somco' brand, f:1.6, 1 inch. Utilizes, 120 volt, 500 watt projection bulb / lamp. Base has built-in "Tilt" adjustment. Very well built metal construction with bronze 'crinkle' finish. Looks great! Once restored (or at least given a 'clean bill of health) would be great for doing Super 8mm film to video transfers as it has variable speed and the speed on this one is adjustable over a VERY wide range! Measures 12" tall x 8" wide and weighs ~ 15 lbs unpacked. Comes with a 'take-up' reel, but Film shown in photos not included, but may sometimes be available separately @ $40 ea.
 Keystone "K-70" 8mm Film Projector. Great Prop for your 'home theater' room, or to restore to use.
 Cosmetic Condition 8.5+
 As-Is, but currently functioning "As-Found"

 $159.
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12

 

 

      



NEW ADDITION 8/23/11
 
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ANTIQUE
KEYSTONE
8MM FILM / MOVIE

 SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
    
C-18 C18
 "Regular 8mm"
 Made in USA
 "As-Found" Condition
SELLING FOR HOME THEATER / MEDIA ROOM 'PROP' OR TO RESTORE.
CIRCA ~ 1939
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12
for sale
 
This is a great looking "Antique" 8mm film projector by Keystone. The  model "C-18" is likely from the WWII era.
(Sometimes referred to as 'Reel to Reel Film' projectors). As it is only a Regular-8mm projector, and is so early, we did not do any restoration on it and are currently selling it for display / prop use in 'as-found' condition. While this is in "As-Found" condition, we did fire it up and the motor runs well (not with the lamp on the entire time so as not to deduct from it's remaining life, but the bulb is currently working). It plays forward with or without the lamp fine. When running it is very precision sounding, and quiet. Both original 'spring' belts in great shape with good tension (this projector actually only uses one belt and it is designed to have the belt moved to either the forward or reverse pulley, depending on which direction you need to go). Now we realize that it has old lubes inside that should likely be cleaned out and replaced, but it is surprisingly "spry" for a 70+ year old projector. Could potentially work fine for many more years without doing anything to it. Even the original AC cord is still supple and not cracking apart (we have removed the plug, to encourage restoration prior to use). Utilizes, CLS 120 volt, 300 watt projection bulb / lamp (can utilize other lamps as well, such as a CMV bulb). Base has built-in "Tilt" adjustment. Very well built metal construction with greyish 'crinkle' finish. Looks great! Measures 15" tall x 11" wide and weighs ~ 15 lbs w/ case but unpacked. Comes with a 'take-up' reel, but Film shown in photos not included, but may sometimes be available separately @ $40 ea.
 Keystone "C-18" 8mm Film Projector. Great Prop for your 'home theater' room, or to restore to use. Comes with case shown in photos.
 Cosmetic Condition 8.5+
 As-Is, but currently functioning "As-Found"

 $139.
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12

 

 

     

NEW ADDITION 8/23/11
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ANTIQUE
REVERE

SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
"Regular 8mm"
MODEL 'EIGHT' / 85
VARIABLE SPEED
#...0297
Made in USA
"As-Found" Condition

SELLING FOR HOME THEATER / MEDIA ROOM 'PROP' OR TO RESTORE.
CIRCA 1945-47
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12
for sale
 
This is a great looking "Antique" 8mm film projector by Revere. The  model "85" and this one is just "post war" and dates from 1945. As it is only a Regular-8mm projector, and is so early, we did not do any restoration on it and are currently selling it for display / prop use with unknown condition. While this is in "As-Found" condition, we did fire it up and run a 200' reel of film through it
(not with the lamp on the entire time so as not to deduct from it's remaining life). It plays forward with or with-out the lamp fine. The variable speed control has the most range we have ever seen on a projector going from VERY slow to VERY fast which would actually make this a good candidate for doing film to video transfers. When running it is very precision sounding, and quiet. Now we realize that it has old lubes inside that should likely be cleaned out and replaced, but it is surprisingly "spry" for a 60 year old projector. Could potentially work fine for many more years without doing anything to it. Even the original AC cord is still supple and not cracking apart. Lens specs as follows: f:1.6, 1 inch and is clear. Utilizes model CZX, 120 volt, 500 watt projection lamp. Base has built-in "Tilt" adjustment. Very well built metal construction. Looks great! Great for doing Super 8mm film to video transfers as it has variable speed and the speed on this one is adjustable over a VERY wide range! Comes with original, lamp installed, a copy of the users manual and it's original case. Measures 12" tall x 8" wide and weighs ~ 15 lbs unpacked. Comes with a 'take-up' reel, but Film shown in photos not included, but may sometimes be available separately @ $40 ea.
 REVERE "85" 8mm Film Projector for Prop
 Cosmetic Condition 8.5+++
 As-Is, but currently functioning "As-Found"

 $199.
SOLD TO MARC IN THE NETHERLANDS 5/10/12

         NEW ADDITION 6/18/10
FUNCTIONING / "As-Found"
KODAK
INSTAMATIC M65A
 "DUAL-8"
 PLAYS STANDARD
 SUPER 8mm 
 SILENT FILM PROJECTOR

SOLD 12/2/11

 
NORMALLY, all of our film projectors are restored to a condition that they should work for the 'long haul'. We made an exception on this one at this point, due to it having a film / reel capacity of only 200 feet / 5" diameter. This drastically reduces it's potential market. We have ran a couple reels of each regular 8mm and Super-8mm film through it (with the lamp removed to conserve lamp life). It ran those reels perfectly well. It is an 'Auto-Load' unit that loads well. The belt seemed to be reliable upon initial observation. We did not open the unit further than allowing access to the lamp. Utilizes model DJL / DFN / DFC / DFG / DFA 120V / 150W projection bulb / lamp. Will play Regular & Super-8mm films. Will project at normal 18fps. Projects 'Forward' only and always with lamp 'ON'. Very easy to use and works well. Again, we have NOT restored this unit for the reasons mentioned above, but are offering it at 2 different price levels*.
As-Is / As-Found, but functioning or with our normal restoration.
 Looks and currently projects film well!  Comes with 1, permanently attached, 200' / 5" take-up reel, 1 reel hub adaptor for your Super 8mm reels, if you use them. Has original and working (prior to shipping) lamp already installed. Includes lid / front cover. Measures 12.5" long x 6" deep x 13" tall and weighs 7 lbs unpacke
d. Film shown in photos not included.
KODAK 'Instamatic' M65A
 
Cond. "Unrestored"

 
If we restore / refurbish - $329.*
OR

 
As-Is, currently functioning - $159.
SOLD 12/2/11


*Restoration would take up to 30 days from time of order.
  

 

     

NEW ADDITION 9/13/11
 
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SEKONIC 8mm
REGULAR-8 FILM PROJECTOR
MODEL SEKONIC 30-J
SILENT
 VARIABLE SPEED
 STANDARD 8mm  
ZOOM LENS
MANUAL / SEMI-AUTO LOADING
#...0414
   
"WORLD AC POWER"
 Made in Japan

SOLD 10/11/11

VERY WELL BUILT, all metal construction, Sekonic, model '30-J', Regular 8mm movie film / cine projector. This is a very well designed projector, that was meant 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, 'S-Resonar-Zoom' Lens; specs 1:1.5 w/ f-15-25 zoom range. Lens is 'cloud free', clean and is quality enough to project a crisp, clean, clear and focused image, even to a majority of the image edges (most 'home' grade projectors start to 'fall off' pretty quickly towards the image edges, due to low quality optics in the lens). 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 DCA 21.5 volt, 80 watt projection lamp
(Fresh one installed prior to shipment).

Features:

- Regular / Standard 8mm, silent film Projector
- Electronic Variable Speed
- 'Semi-Auto / Manual Loading' (that works great)
- Ultra-Bright 'Resonar' Zoom Lens - f=/1.5, Zoom 15-25mm
- Forward or Reverse Projection
- Can be run without lamp (useful for 'playing out reel' without burning lamp life)
- Accommodates up to 400' reels
- DCA 21.5 V / 150 watt bulb / lamp (may also use lamps; DEF / DCF)
- 'Take-up' Reel included
- Built-in Film Trimmer
- Adjustable 'Front Tilt / Angle' Foot
- Very durable 'Toggle switch' controls
- Single Frame advance knob
- 'Swing-Out' lens housing for easy film gate cleaning
- 'Room Light' outlet
- All metal housing
- High Power, 'Turbine' cooling fan prolongs film life and protects film
  - True “WORLD AC POWER"™
as it will work on both 50 or 60 Hz AC and voltages from 110-240 volts AC

Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment. Very well built, 'all metal' construction. We have completely gone through this projector. It was approximately 80% disassembled internally for restoration including the drive motor for re-lubing. Both hubs had the shafts pulled, cleaned and re-lubed (prior to that they are almost always frozen due to "varnished" lube). Hub clutch, completely dismantled, cleaned and re-lubed. This particular model utilizes very smartly designed clutches which is about the best design and virtually trouble-free with their fresh cleaning and lube. Motor disassembled, cleaned and bushings lubed. Main drive belt and both hub drive belts replaced with new. The main drive worm / cog gears cleaned and re-lubed. We checked out all functions and made any necessary adjustments. Only minor issue with unit is that when 'rewinding' longer films, it get's a bit sluggish towards the end and may need to be 'helped' along with larger reels (fairly common issue with a variety of machines, regardless of restoration). There are no rubber drive tires / wheels to crack, glaze or deteriorate, so no need to worry about one failing down the road. Should service be required in the future (probably not for 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 7 hours) and came out GREAT!!! 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 case, box and accessories. Comes with a metal take-up reel, a copy of the instruction manual, as well as a NEW / FRESH DCA 21.5V / 150 Watt projection lamp. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 10" wide x 7" deep x 11" tall (with film arms folded) and weighs ~13 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
SEKONIC 30 J
Cond. 9

SOLD 10/11/11

 


 

      

NEW LISTING 12/21/10
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B&H BELL & HOWELL
 461A
 #...6316
 SUPER 8mm  
 SILENT FILM PROJECTOR
 W/ AUTO LOADING AND ZOOM LENS
 Made in USA

SOLD 12/1/11

We completely disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed the internal drive assembly gears as well the all gears in both film reel arms. Main drive belt replaced and internal drive wheels reconditioned for trouble-free service. Internal axle bearings cleaned and re-lubed as well as both drive motor bushings. Film gate cleaned. Entire projector has been cleaned inside and out! The 461A's internal drive mechanisms are primarily, trouble-free gears, all of which have been cleaned and re-lubed. Film fast wind clutches disassembled, re-lubed and adjusted and work well (with only issue being in 'rarely used' Fast Forward / Fast Wind mode as at the end it slows to a crawl and will need a few rev's of manual assistance. More commonly used 'Fast Rewind' works fine!). Runs and works well. 

Features:

- Super 8mm Projector
- 'Auto-Loading' (that works great)
- Zoom Lens
- f=/1.6, Zoom 17-27mm
- All metal housing
- Forward or Reverse Projection
- Can be run without lamp (useful for 'playing out reel' without burning lamp life)
- DJL 120 V / 150 watt bulb / lamp (can also use lamps;
DJL / DFN / DFC / DFG / DFA)
- Auto Loading 'Take-up' Reel included
- Lid with reel storage
- Built-in Film Trimmer
- Adjustable 'Front Tilt / Angle' Foot


 B&H 461A Silent Super-8mm movie film / cine projector. (Sometimes referred to as 'Reel to Reel Film' projectors). Features Auto-Loading for film that does not use the rubber "load wheel" like the many of the other 400 series that almost always is deteriorated. Easy to use, smooth running and accurate for loading film. Lens is a US made, B&H model, and specs as follows: f=/1.6, Zoom 17-27mm. Auto film loading that works and does not "eat" every other roll of film like many "auto-loaders". Plays forwards or backward smoothly, with or without the lamp. Instant "Slow" speed selector. Has frame-adjust knob for fine tuning frame size. Utilizes model DJL / DFN / DFC / DFG / DFA 120 volt, 150 watt projection lamp. Front adjustment foot allows for ~1.5" of height angle adjustment. Built-in film trimmer. Very well built all metal construction. Looks well cared for and all works great! Comes with take-up reel that stores in front cover and a NEW projection lamp. Also includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding lamps / bulbs). Measures 11.25" long x 8.5" deep x 11" tall (with film arms folded) and weighs 19 lbs unpacked. Film shown in photos not included.
 BELL & HOWELL
 461A
 
Cond. 9

SOLD 12/1/11

 


Here's an email request we received recently that parallels what we actually hear often;

"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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