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Michael Cornish
Film Handler

Posts: 24
From: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted 06-01-2019 11:23 PM      Profile for Michael Cornish   Email Michael Cornish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
About a month or so ago I saw in an article I was reading that a company had come out with a 16 MM "tower". It was using a 16MM feature reel on a tower setup, one side was a feed the other was take up. It could be used with any table top projector. If anyone knows what I'm talking about please contact me.
Thanks

Mike

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Lindsay Morris
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 232
From: Darlington, WA, Australia
Registered: Sep 2002


 - posted 06-02-2019 10:50 PM      Profile for Lindsay Morris   Email Lindsay Morris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mike, A very common long play unit is the Eiki or Elf 16mm long play unit.
Cannot work out how to post a link here but if you do a Google search on Eiki 16mm long play unit quite a few listings will come up some even with videos of them in use.
I have used one many times in the past and they were very easy to use and gentle on film. From time to time they pop up on Ebay but get snapped up rather quickly.

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Gordon McLeod
Film God

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From: Toronto Ontario Canada
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 06-03-2019 10:58 AM      Profile for Gordon McLeod   Email Gordon McLeod   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Atlantic Audio Visual also made a long play unit that a 16mm projector sat in the middle of with a added 450 vertical xenon lamp mounted above it
They were available with Bell and Howell Singer(graflex) and Kalart projectors
Elmo also made a stand alone unit

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Mike Croaro
Master Film Handler

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From: Millbrae, CA
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted 06-03-2019 04:35 PM      Profile for Mike Croaro   Email Mike Croaro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have one of those Eiki Units. I used it once about 10 years ago.

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