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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.

Luckily we had some old 8mm home movies on hand from the late fifties and were able to play a movie in the projector (for about 30 minutes). This fine Swiss made Bolex 8mm movie projector is in good used condition, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

Includes Bolex M8 Projector, Case, Power-Cord, Take Up Film Reel Chicago (empty) with original Paillard film canister, and the original lubrication bottle (oil-er) in original cardboard holder still containing some fluid – about half full. SN starts with 42 (it is slightly covered and difficult to see the entire serial number, looks like 420361)

This is from a Bolex M8 Serial Number Production Year Chart -Serial Numbers from 400000 to 430000 were produced in 1957.

Power: 110-120v, 50-60 cycle AC or DC power supply

Lamp: 110v 500 watt pre-focus bulb, the modern replacement is the CZX bulb according to our resources

Lens: Accepts interchangeable lenses; it is supplied with a Bolex Paillard f = 20mm, 1:1.3 lens

Variable Speed: 16 frames per second, adjustable for slower or faster speeds

Rewind: Motor or Manual Rewind

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Bolex M8 Movie Projector