Film-Tech Cinema Systems
Film-Tech Forum


  
my profile | my password | search | faq & rules | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Film-Tech Forum   » Operations   » Film Handlers' Forum   » Splicer Identification

   
Author Topic: Splicer Identification
Marc Hansen
Film Handler

Posts: 93
From: Seattle, WA, USA
Registered: Dec 2000


 - posted 08-28-2004 11:27 AM      Profile for Marc Hansen   Email Marc Hansen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What brand splicer is this and what can anyone tell me about it?
The only markings on it say made in USA.
Thanks
 -

 |  IP: Logged

Bill Langfield
Master Film Handler

Posts: 280
From: Prospect, NSW, Australia
Registered: Apr 2001


 - posted 08-28-2004 01:00 PM      Profile for Bill Langfield   Author's Homepage   Email Bill Langfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Whoa, that thing keeps staring at me. I'm getting frightened!

Sorry no idea, but have you tried using it?

Could work better than those Italian things everyone in Australia is 'forced' to use??

 |  IP: Logged

Mark Gulbrandsen
Resident Trollmaster

Posts: 16657
From: Music City
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 08-28-2004 01:44 PM      Profile for Mark Gulbrandsen   Email Mark Gulbrandsen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Was that recently dredged up out of the bay or found fossilized near some mountain top? Looks like Tom Edisons first attempt at a splicer.

Mark

 |  IP: Logged

John Pytlak
Film God

Posts: 9987
From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Registered: Jan 2000


 - posted 08-28-2004 02:08 PM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't recognize the brand, but it does seem to be a relatively robust design. The wide "beavertail" handle seems like something relatively recent. If you clean it up and check the alignment, it likely will be pretty good, although spare parts may be hard to come by.

 |  IP: Logged

Marc Hansen
Film Handler

Posts: 93
From: Seattle, WA, USA
Registered: Dec 2000


 - posted 08-28-2004 02:20 PM      Profile for Marc Hansen   Email Marc Hansen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The guts all look identical to nuemade parts, (at least the drawings in the nuemade parts list) but I don't have a nuemade to compare it with. The blades are quite dull and have been hand sharpened but it actually does a pretty decent splice. the cutter on the end is adjustable for position so you would not have to shim it like the splicer in the tips section. And it is built solid.

 |  IP: Logged

Richard Fowler
Film God

Posts: 2392
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Registered: Jun 2001


 - posted 08-28-2004 06:11 PM      Profile for Richard Fowler   Email Richard Fowler   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If my feeble mind is not mistaked since I have not seen this model for 20 + years....this was a splicer brought out by the Guillotine Corporation of New York ( now out of business )when they stopped distributing the Ciro splicer in the U.S.A. The unit had two roll capability so you could use clear or "colored" marking tape by sliding either roll into position on the "track".

 |  IP: Logged

Marc Hansen
Film Handler

Posts: 93
From: Seattle, WA, USA
Registered: Dec 2000


 - posted 08-28-2004 06:43 PM      Profile for Marc Hansen   Email Marc Hansen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You could be right, there is a "G" stamped into the blades.

 |  IP: Logged

Mike Blakesley
Film God

Posts: 12767
From: Forsyth, Montana
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 08-28-2004 06:47 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is definitely an old Guillotine. We got one similar in the mid 70s, except it would only hold one roll of tape. Ours came with a plastic handle which eventually broke, and the replacement handle was identical to the one in the photo.

 |  IP: Logged

Peter Schoell
Film Handler

Posts: 47
From: Paynesville, MN, USA
Registered: Jul 2001


 - posted 08-28-2004 11:17 PM      Profile for Peter Schoell   Email Peter Schoell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have 2 of those splicers and the work fine. I have adapted other splicers so they can handle more tha one kind of tape.

 |  IP: Logged

Steve Kraus
Film God

Posts: 4094
From: Chicago, IL, USA
Registered: May 2000


 - posted 08-29-2004 12:20 AM      Profile for Steve Kraus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There is only one kind of film splicing tape. And many types of thin adhesive contamination that don't belong on film. [evil]

 |  IP: Logged

Ken Layton
Phenomenal Film Handler

Posts: 1452
From: Olympia, Wash. USA
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 09-10-2004 01:33 AM      Profile for Ken Layton   Email Ken Layton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yup, definitely an old "G" Splicer Corp. splicer. Some parts can be interchanged with the Ciro. See the Ciro splicer manuals here on the manuals page. Some of the Ciro pages have G splicer to Ciro parts cross reference.

Tom Moyer's Luxury Theatres here in the Pacific Northwest bought tons of these G Splicers.

 |  IP: Logged

Tim Reed
Better Projection Pays

Posts: 5246
From: Northampton, PA
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 09-10-2004 09:06 AM      Profile for Tim Reed   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I always liked the fact that it could hold a bunch of rolls of tape!

 |  IP: Logged

Pete Lawrence
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 192
From: Middleburg, PA
Registered: Aug 1999


 - posted 09-11-2004 11:28 AM      Profile for Pete Lawrence   Email Pete Lawrence   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Way back in August of 1999 I asked the same question. The discussion can be found here.

As you can see from the pictures the model I have is designed for 8 perf wide tape. Aside from the cost of the punch mechanism, I wonder why that never caught on? It puts the tape edges on frame lines making the splice invisible on screen. I have always found tape splices that end in frame distracting when watching a film.

 |  IP: Logged

John Pytlak
Film God

Posts: 9987
From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Registered: Jan 2000


 - posted 09-13-2004 11:13 AM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote: Pete Lawrence
Aside from the cost...
You answered your own question. [Wink]

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central (GMT -6:00)  
   Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:



Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2

The Film-Tech Forums are designed for various members related to the cinema industry to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

© 1999-2020 Film-Tech Cinema Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.