Newest Member of my 16 mm Family!

#1 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:28 pm




This arrived on Monday: Kodak Pageant AV-126-TR 16 mm Sound Projector. It had a few minor issues but they were easy fixes.A major cleaning was involved as the poor thing looked like it had been abandoned in a barn for the last 25 years. I tested a couple of short reels and all systems are go. My even older Kodak Pageant 8K 5 projector now has a playmate at last.



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#2 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:34 pm

Nice robust looking projector there Douglas.


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#3 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:53 pm

Thanks Andrew and yes these old Kodak machine are darn near bullet proof. At 35+ pounds,they're not light by any means which is why it (and its brother) are kept on the metal cart in the photo. Makes it much easier to move them about in the basement and there's extra room on the bottom shelf of the cart to store films.



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#4 by Mats Abelli , Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:05 pm

Nice machine. In the good old days, they built them like tanks. The Kodak´s are not common in Sweden, but I have some Siemens 2000. They are also heavy, all metal projectors. I really like them,


 
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#5 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:12 pm

Thank you Matt and they did build them to last years ago.In a way I'm carrying on a tradition as my late Father had Standard 8 mm equipment made by Kodak when I was growing up. I have another Kodak AV-126 -TR I got through a charity shop which though it's beat up,will be a spare parts machine for the current one.



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#6 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:50 pm

That is great news Doug! I was hoping that you'd find a second machine to enjoy your 16mm films on. It's because of your early experiences with Kodak equipment, that I bought the Kodak Brownie projector. I love the older, well-made machines! It's a handsome projector Doug! I hope that you get many years of enjoyment from it! Thanks for sharing the photos of it!


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#7 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:45 am

Thanks Tim ad I'm looking forward to getting it completely ready for film viewing. Finding these old Kodak's in very good to excellent condition can be done but many tend to be clapped out. Since most were bought and used by schools,universities and government agencies,they saw rough handling over the years. I still hope that one day I'll find a mint one for sale!



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#8 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:28 am

Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

Here is a lovely print Douglas for you to enjoy on your new beauty perhaps?

Werbung: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-Feature-F...kYAAOSwx-9WtqIx
I only wish Super 8mm LPP features could be had for this kind of money!


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#9 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:46 pm

Nice looking print at a very good price. Alas I will have to wait a bit until my next film purchase.Thanks for the link Andrew



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#10 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:20 pm

There is loads of Lpp stuff at reasonable prices in 16mm on e bay when I looked. Obviously not Jurasic Park, E.T. or Star Wars but if you don't mind an "average" movie that will look absolutely lush on the big screen, there are plenty apparently for very reasonable money in Super 8mm terms.


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#11 by Mats Abelli , Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:33 pm

I agree Andrew, but overseas shipping is horribly expensive. In the good old days, there was a 4th class, media rate, from the USA. It was slow, but cheap and I always got my films.



 
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#12 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:05 pm

Tell me about it Mats! That's quite besides what can be the biggest expense of em all....the dreaded customs and excise duty!!!


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#13 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:15 pm

The 16 mm format works well for me as I'm a big trailer fan and loads of those are available at good prices in this format. I also enjoy picking up older TV programs which all stations here in the States used at one time. Though really desirable features in 16 mm can be expensive,less well known titles can be found at quite reasonable prices. For me it's a new adventure in the world of film collecting and it's just now getting started



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#14 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:43 pm

Enjoy Douglas!

For me personally, my lifelong relationship and fascination with film will always be with Super 8mm. Particularly where the high end cameras and other equipment peaked at as it reached its pinnacle in the mid 80's and just a little later with some other equipment.

My only wish was always that the gauge could have advanced so much further through technological advancements if it had only been given another five years by the major players supplying this equipment.



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#15 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:51 pm

Andrew,
I fully agree and I too have wondered how much further things would have progressed if new Super-8 gear would have continued to be produced for another 5-8 years. When you look at how far it came along in a 10 year time frame (1970-1980), the possibilities are exciting just to think about. I know you swear by Bauer machines,and one day I plan on getting one per your recommendation. It seems that they're less common on this side of the pond but I'm a patient man and will snag one someday.



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#16 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:55 pm

In case anyone is curious,the white ring on the Kodak's lens is an adapter (custom made by a gentleman here in Ohio) for placing colored gels in.It works like a charm and the gels really enhance old prints.



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#17 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:50 pm

Doug has hit the bull on this one, a beautiful machine, in conversation with him he is understandably elated and I'm pleased for him,
just goes to show, with a bit of TLC the end result certainly pays off, well done Doug, the literally rags to riches superb machine owner.
Was there a Genie in there too? I think he has come up a winner, well done that man.



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