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Bolex M8 8mm Movie Projector 1957

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Bolex M8 8mm Vintage Paillard Movie Projector 1957
The firm of Paillard Ltd is world-famous for its accomplishments in the field of amateur cinematography. Paillard Bolex cine cameras and projectors are designed and manufactured in Sainte-Croix, a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, which is the center of the Swiss watchmaking industry.

The dimensions with the arms retracted and no reels attached are 13 x 6 x 12 inches and weighs 17 1/2 lbs with the carrying case and accessories. It is constructed of cast aluminum and steel, painted with a Grey Silver finish. The reel arms accommodate 400 ft reels, the upper reel arm folds downward and locks for storage and also serves as a carrying handle. The rapid snap threading attaches the 8mm film to the sprockets. The lens assembly pivots outward for easy film loading and unloading. An automatic loop former maintains the bottom loop even on damaged film. A direct drive motor operates the take-up reel, forced draft ventilation and cooling, framing knob adjusts the claw for vertical alignment in the gate, front legs can be adjusted individually for height. An AC outlet on the rear of the projector can be used for plugging in a table lamp.


  1. steven h gellis, 7 years ago
    What is the mechanism that drives the upper reel, feed sprokets. Is it chain driven, as is the Rever model 85. Or is it also direct drive? Or is it belt driven?
    Steven Gellis

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