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  Bolex Paillard - Type M8;   Royal Cine GEL;   Silma 240S;   Ilford Elmo FP;   Bell &Howell Model Autoload 266 EX- 2;   Bell &Howell Autoload Model 256 EX;

  Sekonic Model 30C;   Silma S232 XL;    Hanimex Zoom;     Pathe Movie - Sonic;      Ericsson Cineric Model Monofilm Type F;         Weimar (1) std 8mm






Bolex Paillard - Type M8 / Made in Switzerland / Production No: 355417 / Silent projector.
Lens: Pour projecteur paillard M8, Cinor / 1:1,5 f=20 mm / 110-250v.


Bolex 8mm Type M8  silent(3) for web






Royal Cine GEL - Made in France / 8 mm / 120v / Production No: 39838 / Lens: Cinor projection 1:1.5 F=20mm Som Berthiot. Silent projector.


Royal CineGEL 8mm silent for web






Silma 240S - 8 mm / Magnetic Sound Projector / Stand / 1978 / Production No: 12720 / Made by Rivoli Torinese, Italy. Magnetic sound projector.


Silma 240S 8mm Magnetic sound projector for web






Ilford Elmo FP 8 mm / Made by Elmo Co, LTD, Nagoya, Japan / Production No: 119866 / Lens: Elmo 1:1,4 - F=18mm. Silent projector.


Ilford Elmo FP 8mm silent for web






Bell & Howell Model Autoload 266 EX 8 mm -   Made in USA, with British production of 8 mm equipment having ceased at Mitchekdean.  All Bell & Howell 8 mm projectors were imported from the parent factory in Chicago.
The models ‘Autoload’ have new element, auto-threading and constant speed motor with mechanical speed variator, 14-22 f.p.s. In additional instant switching to slow motion speed of approximately 4-7 f.p.s. with shutter adjustment to minimize flicker sprung edge guides, front pressure plate.
The power: 200-250v. a.c. mains. The spool capacity 400 ft.
Production No 76735. Lens: Bell & Howell Filmovara 17 mm to 27 mm f/1.6. Silent projector.


Autoload Bell&Howell 8mm for web






Bell & Howell Autoload 8 mm - Model 256 EX Made in USA. The difference  from above model is motor speed -constant speed is 18 f.p.s. The lens should be 15-20 mm. Built in film trimmer. 
Production No EXA 7011. No lens. (black). Silent projector.


Bell&Howell 8 lens for web






Bell & Howell Autoload 8 mm - Model 266 EX Made in USA. Production No EX27779. Lens: Bell & Howell Filmovara 17 mm to 27 mm f/1.6. Silent projector.


Bell&Howell Autoload II 8mm No27779 for web






Sekonic Model 30C / Made in Japan / Production No: 8081996 / Lens: Resonar-W 1:1,4 F=18mm. The silent projector.


sekonic 8mm No 8081996 (2) for web






Silma S232 XL Super 8 & Single 8 / Production No: 00373 / Lens: Will-Wetzlar Vario-travenon 1:1,3/16,5-30 / Made in Italy /
Power: 110-120/130-220-240v / 1976. The sound projector.



Silma Model S232XL super&single 8mm No00373 for web






Hanimex - Zoom model Standard 8 mm. Made in England by Specto, about 1960. The silent projector.  Power 200/250 Volts- with a voltage selector on the base. Lens: Hanimar f/1.5; 15 - 25 mm.
Production Serial No 039679.


Hanimex  8 mm st No039679 40% for web






Pathe Movie - Sonic Standard and Supper 8 mm
The projector’s features;
- Lens: Rony Japan 1:1,2/ F= 15,5 - 30 mm
- Voltage is switchable 100 v - 240;
- Variable speed: slow -> fast;
- Lamp 12 v; 100 W; A/231 - mirror type.
The plate pointed, the projector was made in France, but it was produced in Japan; on the handle is Japanese control label.
No serial production number.



Pathe Movie-Sonic 8mm st&super No number 12% for web






Ericsson Cineric Model Monofilm Type F
In 1952 Cineric launched their first 8 mm silent projector, the Monofilm Type F.
Bakelite case with a hinged door. the film path can be observed through glass window.
The mechanism is built on to a one piece aluminium pressure DI-cast panel: film path and lamp house on one side, motor and mechanism on the other. The operating side of the panel is finished in glossy white enamel.
Two 12-tooth sprockets with guide post type retainers. Double claw, spring mounted for film safety.
 The arm are 400 ft capacity spool arms which fold flat along top of case for caring and storage.
- Berthiot lens;
- Variable speed control;
- Two switches: motor and lamp;
- Voltage 110;
- lamp 110v 500W;
- Pilot lamp located in small housing directly above top sprocket. 
Silent projector.


Ericsson Cineric 8mm silent for web






Weimar (1)  Standard 8 mm - 1956
The projector was manufactured by VEB Feingeräte Weimar, the German Democratic Republic. The Company was established in 1950, manufacturing office equipment and alarm clock glass. In time of 1953 - 1956 incorporated in the union of the "VEB Carl Zeiss Jena" as an independent part of the company. Since the fusion the Company begun to produce cine equipment, among others amateur projectors 8 mm.
The Company logo was:
 P1120230 - Copy
In 1956 impartial from the union of "VEB Carl Zeiss Jena" and again became an independent and standalone company. Since 1958, the Company ceased the production of projectors.
It is one of the family projectors of this model.
Our projector does not have a door. The complete looks as it is in the picture 2.
 Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; 6% Weimar1; 50%
  Pict 1; Our projector         Pict 2; The Weimar (1) with the door
A precursor of the Weimar family projectors was model P8 , launched in 1953, in the Bakelite housing with a hinge door, as it is in Ericsson  Cineric model described above.

   P8 Weimar; 60%
Pict 3; P8 model
The model is fitted with Lamp: 110 V / 250 W / P28s. The voltage reduction is performed through resistors which is cooled by the fan.
Later were produced two additional models Weimar 2 & Weimar 3 with numbers visible on the door.
All models are easily identifiable; the arrangement of the film spools which are both located on a common arm. 
Models: P8 and Weimar (1) do not have a rewind function; rewinding can by done by swapping the reels and running the film through the projector backwards. Or, use a 8mm viewer/editor to rewind the film outside the projector. A rewinding motor was added to model Weimar 2.
The body
The Weimer (1) housing is in die-cast alloy construction and is much sturdier than previous Bakelite model, but is heavy.
 - Dimensions (without bobbins) 305 x 250 x 190 mm; weight - 7.4 kg. 
The heavy front door is opened to load the film, it may well be kept closed during the review. A little neon pilot lamp is fitted on top of the projector, which enables film loading in a dark environment ( Pict 1 & 3; )
 Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; neon lamp top in. 8%
          Pict 3; neon lamp
  The power
The power input;  110/ 125 /220 volts - which feeds transformer tapped for 110, 125 and 220 volt mains supplies. Power input is two pin continental type plug.
There is now a transformer - instead of resistors fitted in earlier models - for the voltage reduction. Spring belt take up drive.
 Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; interior; 8%
             Pict 4; the transformer
The projector takes Lamp: 30V 100W P28s (pre-focuse base). Light output - 15 lumens.
Speed;  Running speed ‚Äč‚Äč12-24 frames / sec. The projector takes up to 120 meters spool.
Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Prokinar 1,4 / 17,5mm; Prod No 4759523;
  Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; lens 6%
Film loading: the film you going to show is first placed on the spool arm spindle and pushed to the back of the spindle.
It is a little tricky to pull out the spool arm. It has to be push down a button and pull out the arm from the projector body:
 Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; apool arm mech.10%
    Pict 5; draws out the spool arm
The film is threaded under the first back roller and under the next one, around the sprocket and follows the mark line on the projector. Than the gate must be opened and the film inserted in the gate.
 Grasshopper - claw movement; 8%
   Pict 6; the gate & Grasshopper - claw movement
The film is follow the mark in the bottom. The outer roller on the sprocket is pulled down and the film must be inserted and follow to the take up spool, which is inserted in front of the feed spool on the same shaft. Two side by side sprockets have 20 teeth.
the projector has a few holes, marked in red, for lubrication.
Our projector does not have a small rewinding table.
Production No: 114519; it is placed below the company logo.


Weimar 8 mm prod No114519; interior; 9%

           The projector’s interior










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