I am most interested in Pathescope.
CHC had a full box of mixed 9,5 at the summer sale, but nothing was sold. I hava no idea of the titles. You better call Phil. I believe he will sell cheap.
I've got a few 9.5 bits that's come in with some 8mm, I've no way of checking them, but look OK.
The titles are :
The Waiter Chaplin 300' B/W Silent
The Count Chaplin 300' B/W Silent (original Pathescope box)
Shop Chaplin 300' B/W Silent (original Pathescope box)
The Gallant Fireman Chaplin 300' B/W Silent
Across Alaska 300' B/W Silent
I have no idea what they are worth, make me an offer, I'd sort postage out at the time of order.
Thanks Barry ... I did get your PM (3 or 4 of them actually :-) )
Look forward to checking them out. Had bad luck with 9.5mm tests I've done. First snapped at once and seems I can not get the cement to stick to it. The second played through, some cartoon, but it was mirrored. Also snapped on rewind :-( I reall want a CIR for 9.5mm
Vidar please understand that a lot of these 9.5mm prints are very old now. Therefore they may have shrunk slightly
and are now very brittle. They really do need to be checked manually before projection.
Have you been using Hama Cement as that should do the job with splicing. Some cements wont adhere to 9.5mm stock.
Yes, I did scrape both. I can get the Regular 8 and 16mm to work fine with the same cement, I think it was Hama or something like that (to lazy to open anything to check). I tried with the same scraper as my other splicers use, which I know scrapes fine.
I understand that there are different acetates that ordinary splicing cement won't work on, the modern acetate I believe is
called Triacetate, the older 9.5 is a different chemical structure. A simple solution and one that is as good, is the use of Super Glue.
Scrape the emulsion as usual, apply a very small amount to the scraped surface, then quickly clamp, it helps too if you place a bit
of tape over the metal surface area, to stop any spill, gluing film to splicer. The use of a needle with the "eye" clipped, gives just the right amount for cement, so will be okay for glue too, a little dab will do the job.
I don't know if you have a tape splicer for 9.5 Vidar, but if not, the super glue instead of the splicing cement should do the trick,
its something that happens with the older prints that were printed on Diacetate stock and the ordinary cement is for Triacetate,
so it won't weld.
Will try Super Glue, Hugh. Thanks. I was certain they were the same cement for it, but I think you might be right. Good tip on the tape, so it won't stick to the splicer
I cant understand why the Hama cement ( if it is Hama ) is not doing the job. I use it with no problems. You may be applying to little or to
much. Also the clamping timing is important too. Yes you can try the "needle trick " it may help.
A really well made cement join with a tape film patch over it lasts years. It may slightly jump going through the gate but its as
strong as an Ox.