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Surplus?

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Recently, the kind folks at the Annex said enough was enough — we needed to get our boxes of extra equipment out of their storage space.

Rather than let the boxes sit around here and collect dust, we decided to dive in and see what we had, whether it was worth keeping or needed to go.

Aside from a several flatbed scanner lids and a pretty sweet turntable, we also found two 16mm film projectors. We couldn’t decide which one to keep — not having any good way at hand to test them — so we kept them both.

(Click on the images below to see larger versions.)

Singer Insta-load 16:

We have no idea how old it is, probably from as early as the 1960s or as late as the 1980s.

Here’s the same model in action:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_C1u-77FY&w=420&h=315]

 

Bell & Howell Filmosound Specialist, from the 1960s or 1970s:

 

A Bell and Howell cousin in action:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siWv1bt3PQ4&w=560&h=315]

 

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