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Steve Roberts
Film Handler

Posts: 52
From: Whitchurch Shropshire UK
Registered: Jul 2016

 - posted 02-27-2018 01:48 AM      Profile for Steve Roberts   Email Steve Roberts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
When I worked for Cinephoto in Manchester back in the days when these B&H were new we used to say that one day we are going to have to replaces these worm gears as it was obvious to us that they would crack in time.

Years later I used to repair 16mm projectors for a company in Warrington.
I would go to collect the repairs every 2 weeks.
I when to collect the latest assortment of 16mm projectors to be fixed I was faced with 32 B+H all needing new gears.
By the time I finished I could strip a projector, replace the gear and put the projector back together in 2 hours.

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Bill Brandenstein
Master Film Handler

Posts: 356
From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jul 2013

 - posted 02-27-2018 02:16 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So are you willing to do this for reasonable hire now? I know not everyone likes the B&Hs, but there are a lot of these around that are perfectly reasonable machines with the exception of that stupid cracked gear.

Had my 2592 rebuilt about 4 years ago with an Urbanski nylon replacement gear, which should never crack, by a former B&H tech. He passed away several months ago. Such is going to be the story more and more.

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