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Bell & Howell 8mm movie projector model 256
customized w. telecine speed control - halogen lamp

Used, completely refurbished and customized standard 8mm film projector - Auto-threading

Great for projecting your classic home movies just like in the Good Ole Days!  Also, with a video camera, (not included) it's very easy to project your movies onto a white card and convert them to digital!

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Very clean, restored and operates like new!

Special features of this projector:

Custom electronic motor speed control circuit for telecine - this custom electronic circuitry allows you to smoothly slow down the speed of the projection mechanism when recording with a video camera (not included). This can help to reduce, or eliminate flicker in the recorded video image. The electronic speed control is much more accurate than mechanical speed controls that were normally included in vintage projectors. Note:  The speed control is variable and allows the projector to run at the normal projection speed, or much slower. It does not speed up the projector to more than the normal projection speed. Your video capture results may vary depending on the frame rate, shutter speed and other capabilities of your video camera. For best results we suggest using a 24fps video camera with adjustable shutter speed.

new power socket installed - C14 type socket gives you the convenience of using a modern, 3-pin grounded power cord.

Halogen lamp upgrade - The original projection bulb has become obsolete and is very hard (and expensive) to find. We've upgraded the lamp assembly to a modern halogen reflector lamp. If you need a replacement, it's easy to find and costs less than $10 !

Lubricated and adjusted to run smoothly - Our senior audio-visual technician has personally refurbished this film projector. Gears and all the moving parts have been carefully lubricated and adjusted for optimum performance. New rubber drive belt installed. Film path was thoroughly cleaned and adjusted as necessary. Optics are clean and the entire projector works well. Projector comes with our ten-day satisfaction guarantee* (read details below)

Condition: Used, in very good condition, one or two minor scuffs to the metal case, clean optics. Several upgrades: new speed control; new halogen lamp housing; new 3-pin power connector.  Completely lubricated and cleaned.

Includes: Reprinted instructions from a similar model B&H projector, installed halogen lamp, plus a spare lamp. One power cord.

Take-up reel is not included.  If you need a take-up reel, you can select one from the add-on options below. (scroll down) Video camera or other electronic capture equipment are not included.

This is a Standard 8mm projector.  Please be sure that standard 8mm is the type of projector you want before ordering (see comparison photo below) Tip: the hole in the center of a standard 8mm film reel will be about 1/4" diameter (super 8 reels have a 1/2" dia. hole).

Price: $195.95
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Used Projector Agreement:

This a used projector that is in known working condition. Item may have some minor scuffs, marks or signs of wear. TGP Sales and TGrant Photo is not responsible for any damages resulting from improperly installed products.

Projector may be returned for refund within 10 days. You must contact us first to obtain an R/A number. Shipping cost is not refundable and you must pay return shipping charges plus a 15% restocking fee. We do not accept returns of products that have been damaged or misused. Products that are returned in a condition not matching the original product photos, will be returned to the owner and no refund will be issued.

Projection bulbs have a limited life, usually 24hrs when new. We do not guarantee the length or usability of the projection bulb. We do not replace projector bulbs. This includes but is not limited to; bulbs that burn out due to owner misuse; not leaving the cooling fan on after bulb is turned off; turning bulb on and off quickly; jarring or vibration of the bulb. It is the owner's responsibility to purchase a new replacement bulb.

Video captures - When using this projector for film-to-digital transfers, your video capture results are dependent on the frame rate, shutter speed and other capabilities of your video camera. We make no guarantees as to the quality of your video copies. This projector does not include a video camera or any electronic capture equipment.

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