BOLEX MODEL G
9.5mm, 8mm and 16mm Projectors 1936
- OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 13 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
- WEIGHT: 14 lbs (6.3 kg)
- CONSTRUCTION: Grey satin finish; Chrome plated guide rollers and sprockets; Chrome plated carrying handle with bakelite grip.
- REEL CAPACITY: 400 ft reel arms; 800 foot reel arms were available at an additional cost.
- THREADING: Manual threading with locking guide rollers to prevent jamming.
- POWER: Runs on 110-120v AC or DC power supply. A built-in illuminated ammeter indicates the current supplied to the projection lamp.
- LAMP: G.E. Westinghouse or Radiant 750 watt (500 watt optional), 110 volt prefocus bulb. Modern replacement: DDB or CZX bulb
- LENS: Interchangeable lenses of various focal lengths; Micrometer focusing.
- VARIABLE SPEED: 12 to 24 frames per second; Reverse and still projection; Rapid motor rewind.
- OTHER FEATURES: Gear driven film transport; Direct draft ventilation and cooling of lamp and film; Adjustable base with tilting screw for proper alignment of projected image;
Paillard Bolex introduced the newly designed Model G projector in 1936. It was available in “monofilm” or “multifilm” models; the latter included a parts kit of reel spindles, sprockets, gate and guide-rollers that could be used without tools to adapt the projector to the various film guages.
The film transport mechanism featured helical gears and sprockets, rather than the more common belt driven system on most projectors.
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