Super 8 on museum

#1 by Eivind Mork , Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:13 pm

I visited the Technical museum in Vienna today. Among many old things I found some Super 8 projectors. Made me smile :-) And at the museum shop I bought a music box with a crank playing the theme of Casablanca. Just had to buy that. Too bad I don't have the film.

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#2 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:17 pm

Ah !!! Dear old EUMIGS don't you just love 'em.


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#3 by Douglas Warren , Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:24 pm

I have a soft spot for Eumigs as my first sound projector was made by them. Built like a tank and probably still going strong with a new owner down in Texas. (I donated it to charity in 2001.)


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#4 by Mats Abelli , Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:04 pm

I´m kind of an Eumig freak. They are certainly not the best projectors made, but I just like them. My parents had a P8 and my first sound projector was a Mark S 709. Both are still in my Collection. I guess I could start a Little Eumig museum, if I had the space. 8 of my Eumigs are for the moment, in a service shop i Copenhagen, for a Health check. I´m crazy!


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#5 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:42 am

Hi Mats! 8 machines in for a checkup? Hopefully, they all get a clean bill of health!

Eivind, to think that the stuff we fiddle with so frequently in our homes is now showing up in museums! I'm older than I realized! LOL!


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#6 by Eivind Mork , Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:31 am

My son has repeatedly reminded me of how old I am when I see such things as the Eumig in a museum and am old enough to have seen it in use. But I choose to think I am lucky to remember when Eumigs still where in regular use.



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#7 by Mats Abelli , Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:24 am

They still are. My favourites, the first Mark S are just about 50 years old and still do the job.


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#8 by Eivind Mork , Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:34 am

I meant still used by all types of people before VHS took over :-) I too use my Eumig regularily. I was lucky to grow up in a family watching regular 8 family films, and we still do watch them. Kodachrome with great colors still. My parents also have an Eumig.



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#9 by Mats Abelli , Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:57 am

How many people will use a 50 year old Video Recorder?


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#10 by Eivind Mork , Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:01 am

Not many. But you never know. We are considered crazy by many others :-)



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#11 by Mats Abelli , Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:05 am

We! Crazy! No way!


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#12 by Douglas Warren , Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:33 pm

My first sound projector (bought 30 years ago) was a Eumig Mark S-712. I knew nothing about Eumig projectors at that time though the salesman told me I was getting a nice machine. I traded in some items plus cash for it.This deal was made over the telephone so I was getting the projector sight unseen. I was not disappointed as it was a good projector and was still in running condition when I donated it to charity in 2001.


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