REELS ARE NOT SPOOLS.

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:49 pm

I am going to be a bit anal and picky here. I want to clear up a common misconception about reels and spools.
The above terms can be interchangeable. However strictly speaking the "reels" are the actual film itself wound on to a cylindrical
device ie: a film bobbin.
Spools are those things that hold the reels of film for projection purposes.
So a 6 Reel film will be mounted on 6 Spools.
Notta a lotta people know that. hahaha !
Dave Hardy.



David Hardy

RE: REELS ARE NOT SPOOLS.

#2 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:52 pm

In a Non-Rewind Film Platter system the plates feed and take-up the reels of film.
A Tower- system uses very large Spools to feed and take-up the film.



David Hardy
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RE: REELS ARE NOT SPOOLS.

#3 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:03 pm

An easy mistake that folk make, remember when your features were 7, 8 or 9 reels supplied on 4x400' spools.



Hugh Thompson Scott

RE: REELS ARE NOT SPOOLS.

#4 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:44 am

You are spot on there Hugh. It is an easy mistake and is very common place. hahaha !



David Hardy

   

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