Eumig 824 SonoMatic Dual Gauge Projector.

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:53 pm

Well its started snowing here tonight in Aberdeen Scotland. I always get in the mood for some film when it snows.
I don't know why but I do.
So I managed to lift my Eumig 824 SonoMatic downstairs for a clean and a test run.
It has an F 1:2 lens on it and still runs smoothly I am glad to say.
During the "test" run I watched the following 200 footers.
"Lonesome Ghosts"... B/W Sound Version.
"Monster From Under The Sea"... Colour Sound Version.
"The Cinema In Miniature"...Colour Stereo Sound Version.
Sorry there are no screenshots but I must state I really enjoyed myself on a cold snowy night.
Below are a couple of "stockshots".
Yes it was nice and cosy indoors tonight.

Attached pictures:
8mm - Lonesome Ghosts.jpg   8mm-Monster From Under The Sea.jpg   Eumig 824 Dual Gauge SonoMatic HQS.jpg  

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#2 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:04 pm

I was very happy to find that "Monster From Under The Sea " shows no signs of film fade.


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#3 by Barry Attwood ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:46 am

The Eumig 824 is a fantastic machine, I have a lovely one I use just for looking at Standard 8 prints, the only downside is the soft heads on them that can wear out quicker than most other projector makes, but I wouldn't be without my one.

Dave lets hope it doesn't get to Snowy up in Aberdeen, otherwise all you'll be doing all day is watch films, still I suppose things could be worse!


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#4 by Mats Abelli , Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:34 am

Lonsome Ghosts is one of my favourite Disney cartoons. Unfortunately my print is a colour/sound print from Film Ofiice. It´s all red now.


 
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#5 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:36 am

Barry yes I agree the 824 is a superb machine and one of Eumig's finest. Its a shame it still has that "infamous"
Eumig hum though. Still its not to bad on my sample.


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#6 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:38 am

Mats sorry to read that your print of Lonesome Ghosts has faded. I hope you can find a replacement copy that does not
suffer from this colour film cancer.


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RE: Eumig 824 SonoMatic Dual Gauge Projector.

#7 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:39 am

There is next to no hum at all on the later 9..series models David.
In fact the 938 or 940 probably has the finest sound output of any of the machines I've ever heard.

The 824, is a lovely looking machine though, I completely agree!



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RE: Eumig 824 SonoMatic Dual Gauge Projector.

#8 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:47 am

Andrew thanks for the reply there. Yes I know that the later 900 series did not suffer from the hum problem
as I use to own one. The 932 but i gave it away as I did not like that plastic almost hard to get to gate that did not
open far enough for cleaning. Also that blasted plastic cover that i had to remove via a screw in order to
get to the film path and gate. I was going to modify this to a clip on style format but lost interest.
However the 938 and 940 was still tempting me.


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#9 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:52 am

Barry ...its still snowing today so it looks like my Eumig will not be going back upstairs today.
The heads on my sample seem to be fine ... so far !


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#10 by Barry Attwood ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:56 pm

I was lucky with my one, the heads had gone, but John White found me little used replacements.


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#11 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:09 pm

Oh yes good old John White I remember him. Is he still doing repairs ?


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#12 by Barry Attwood ( deleted ) , Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:51 pm

Yes and he's still very reasonable with his prices, which helps these days!


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#13 by Tom Photiou , Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:57 am

That is a very nice machine, we have the 822 sonomatic so its the b/w version.



 
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#14 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:42 pm

I had another Film show last night using my trusty old Eumig 824.
This was at the request of my 6 year old Granddaughter who was "bored" watching her shiny silver discs.
So I set up a tripod screen in the front room and off we went.
Only problem was she loves watching films so much via a Film Projector I had a hard time convincing
her it was time for bed. hahaha !
The show went smoothly and that Super 8mm print of " Puss Gets The Boot " looked and sounded very good indeed.
On the downside my Standard 8mm " Ultrasonic" print of 3 Stooges " We Want Our Mummy " was a bit " jittery" in places.
It probably needs a "lube". If not my machine may need a service.


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