Projector - 8 mm (Paillard Bolex and Case)

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Paillard Bolex, Manufacturer
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-1 Projector - metal, grey, crinkle finish. Sits on 3 rubber feet; the 2 at the front being individually adjustable by ringed plastic wheels. Power input at the rear; no supply extension present. At the top rear is a panel to adjust to the variations of International voltage. Controls for operation are at bottom, right side - a Start/Stop lever and brightness knob. The top feeder spool arm is folded back down for transport; has a hand-crank for film alignment - is driven by a string-belt off a wheel on the front; the belt is removed when not in use. The gate mechanism includes gates, a number of pulleys, a lens that is snapped back when the film is in place and runs the film back to the driven take-up spool at the back. Behind the gate mechanism, is the light source which can be accessed via a hinged trap-door secured by a simple catch. The left hand side is without any functional features except louvers to aid cooling. Serial No. 325819 -2 Carry case - wood, with a small check, brown
Fabrication Suisse/ Paillard/ Bolex/ Made in Switzerland Maker's Plate
Fabrication Suisse/ Paillard/ Bolex/ Made in Switzerland Maker's Plate
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Paillard Bolex. Projector - 8 mm (Paillard Bolex and Case), 1986.58.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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