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9.5MM EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE

(non Pathescope apparatus)


The following exhausting! but probably not exhaustive list of 9.5mm equipment doesn't include items from Pathé or Pathéscope which are catalogued separately. One-offs, privately made, or conversions, are not included.
These lists just show cine cameras and projectors, naturally there were various accessories like spools, cans, splicers, film viewers, exposure meters, projection screens and the like made or supplied by many of the companies listed and other smaller firms - these are not included here.
Where you see a blue underlined hyperlink, click on it for an illustration or full article. You may need to return to listing by clicking on 'back'.

If you know of other 9.5mm cameras or projectors an e-mail with details would be appreciated!
Grahame Newnham at:- presto @ pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk (remove the spaces for correct e-mail address)

Unless stated otherwise, all the cine cameras listed were clockwork driven and the cine projectors took 120metre / 400foot spools. Although listed here, not all the items were actually on sale in the UK.
Many if not all of the companies produced cine equipment in other gauges but only 9.5mm items are listed here.
The company names & addresses detailed in these lists applied when they were trading; few, if any exist today.
Sorry about the quality of some of the pictures - when time permits they may be improved!
(Where an entry begins with an asterix * it signifies I have an example in my collection)
Dates are only approximate and have usually come from magazine adverts, reviews, trade announcements etc.

Many of the simpler projectors, little more than toys really, often used a low voltage lamp, perhaps just 6 to 10 watts, fed from the 230 volt AC mains supply via a dropper resistance, normally in a separate ventilated black box. These were electrically quite dangerous even when new, but today with perished and cracking wiring they are lethal!! If you are going to get these simple machines in working order, use a modern type QI lamp like a 6volt 10watt M29 and feed it from a proper mains transformer and ensure everything is earthed for complete safety! I have recently experimented just using an LED (light emitting diode) lamp cluster from a cheap tiny torch in the Astor and Bingoscope machines - this is fed from a small battery and gives results probably brighter than the original lamp, virtually no heat and electrically safe! If you are running a better quality vintage projector from the mains, plug it in via an Earth Leakage Trip adaptor device (as used in the garden for electrical tools) - these cost under a tenner and could save your life!


 

 


 

ALEF

Alef, Optische Anstalten A. Lehmann, Fürth, GERMANY

*ALESCOPE PROJECTOR - GER 1929 - Similar appearance to Pathe Baby, geneva movement, notched title device, shutter in front of lens, 30/60ft cassettes only
ALEF MODEL B CINE CAMERA - GER 1933 - "P" charger loading, 8-32fps, f2.8 Meyer lens
*BILCIN 171 PROJ. - GER 1933 - Sprocket fed, geneva movement, notched titles, hand/motor, 25w 25v
*'MICKEY MOUSE' BILCIN 187 PROJ. - GER 1934? - Colour box with Mickey Mouse theme, barrel shutter, 30/60ft cassettes, battery lighting MES lamp, hand turned.
*BILCIN 186? PROJ. - GER 1934? - Black pressed steel, gate,claw, gearing similar to model 187, 30/60ft cassettes, provision for lantern slides.


 

ARGUS

Thames Ciné Products Ltd. Ashford, Middlesex, UK

ARGUS CINE CAMERA - GB 1936 - 100ft spools, triple lens turret, vari-speeds, backwind etc.


 

ASTOR

Cinemaker Company, Egerton Street, Nottingham, UK

*ASTOR CINE VISER - GB 193? - Not a projector, just a viewer but quite rare these days - intended just for 30ft and 60ft films on spools - battery powered torch bulb illumination - quite adequate, but small 2 inch image. Contained in largish bakelite housing so not suitable for use as an editor. Just found one at last! July 2012 - thanks so much to Trevor Adams for the copy of the instructions! Probably late 1930s as I think this example was bought around 1940 - box is price marked at 59/6d (just on £3).
* ASTOR JUNIOR PROJECTOR - GB 194? - Small toy projector, die-cast body, 60ft spools, 24volt 6watt lamp - resistance fed from mains. Mechanism (Pathescope Ace copy), seems similar to Homray.
* ASTOR 22 PROJECTOR - GB 1947 - Mazac die-cast black finish body, 16volt 8watt MES lamp fitted at rear, motor drive, 300ft spools - review ACW March 1947 - virtually the same as the Bingoscope C5 and Hunter listed below.
* ASTOR 33 PROJECTOR - GB 1947 - Mazac die-cast black finish body as Astor 22 above. Lamp (in a small bayonet mount) is fitted from the side. Identical to the Bingoscope C5 and Hunter projectors.


 

BEAULIEU

Beaulieu Industrie, Ramorantin, FRANCE
(Marcel Beaulieu, ex. Pathé engineer, died 1986)

BEAULIEU C9 CAMERA - FR 1953 - 100ft spools, vari-speeds, interchangeable lens, parallex correction
BEAULIEU T9 CAMERA - FR 1953 - As C9 but with double lens turret
BEAULIEU R9 CAMERA - FR 1960 - 100ft spools, vari-speed, triple lens turret, reflex viewing (similar to 16mm R16)


 

BING BRITISH

Construments Ltd., 18 Grays Inn Road, London, UK
Distributed by: Leon Rees & Co. 12 New Union Street, London EC2, UK

*BING BRITISH MODEL 1 - UK 193? - enclosed 30ft spools & 15ft rolls of film only, fixed lens, models for 4.5volt battery or mains via dangerous dropper resistance! Hand turned or clockwork.
*BING BRITISH MODEL 2 - UK 193? - similar design but larger body accepts up to 60ft films
*BING BRITISH MODELS 3 to 5 - UK 193? - film holder on top of projector takes up to 60ft films
(models 2 to 5 could be focussed! - other similar Construments projectors sold as RAY, BINGOSCOPE etc.)


 

BINGOSCOPE

Construments Ltd., 18 Grays Inn Road, London, UK
Distributed by: Leon Rees & Co. 12 New Union Street, London EC2, UK

*BINGOSCOPE C1 ? PROJECTOR - UK circa 1934 - closed spools only, hand-turned, mains dropper (approx 730 ohms on 240volt tapping) probably for 12 volt 0.3amp (4 watt) MES lamp, internal film take-up.
*
BINGOSCOPE B1 PROJECTOR - UK 193? - tiny (6inches high), hand-turned for 15ft films, 4.5volt battery
*
BINGOSCOPE B2 ? PROJECTOR - UK circa 1935 - closed spools only, hand-turned, battery connections for 6 volt battery? (probably 0.5 amp, 3 watt lamp?), internal film take-up, Pathéscope "Ace" type mechanism.
BINGOSCOPE B4 PROJECTOR - UK circa 1937 - open spools, hand-turned, mains dropper - see picture
*
BINGOSCOPE C3 ? PROJECTOR - UK circa 1937 - up 60ft spools, hand-turned, mains dropper resistance for 12 volt 6 watt lamp?, Pathéscope "Ace" type mechanism, internal film take-up.
BINGOSCOPE C4 PROJECTOR - UK circa 1937 - up to 60ft spools, hand-turned, mains dropper resistance, Pathéscope "Ace" type mechanism, brackets at rear for film take-up, otherwise similar to the C3 model.
*
BINGOSCOPE C5 ? PROJECTOR - UK 1940 - 400ft spool capacity, hand or motor driven versions, no sprockets, also sold as "Astor 22" or "Astor 33" and eventually distributed by R.F.Hunter as the "Hunter". Even reviewed in the "Home Movies & Home Talkies" magazine!


 

BOLEX

Jacques Bolsky, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
(sold out designs etc. to Paillard around 1930)

*BOLEX AUTO-CINE PROJECTOR - SWIT 1929 - Dual 16/9.5mm Bols, dual gate sprocket & gate, v.rare!


 

PAILLARD-BOLEX

Paiilard-Bolex, St. Croixe, SWITZERLAND
(UK Distributors: Cinex Ltd.)

P & PA PROJECTORS - SWIT 1934? - Motor drive, indirect lighting, 250/400watt prefocus lamp, stills, reverse
PA PROJECTOR - SWIT 1934? - As P model, but with notched title stop device
D PROJECTOR - SWIT 1932 - As P model, but dual 9.5mm/16mm. (Separate gate, sprockets, spool spindles)
PAILLARD-BOLEX HOME TALKIE PROJ. - SWIT 1932 - 9.5/16, model D equipped with coupled turntable
*DA PROJECTOR - SWIT 1933-37 - As D model, but with notched title stop device
DA-37 PROJECTOR - SWIT 1937 - Improved version of the DA, with better cooling & 400watt lamp
G9 PROJECTOR - SWIT 1935 - Motor drive, direct lighting, gear driven take-up, A1/7 500watt prefocus lamp
G916 PROJECTOR - SWIT 1935 - Motor drive, direct lighting, gear driven take-up, dual 9.5mm/16mm
*G3 PROJECTOR - SWIT 193? - Similar to G916 but 8mm/9.5mm/16mm. 800ft, later models 2/4 blade shutter
*BOLEX TALKIE PROJ. - SWIT 1936 - Models similar to G916 or G3 but with optical sound on 9.5mm/16mm
*H9 CAMERA - SWIT 1936 - 100ft spools, vari-speeds, single or triple "C" mount lens turret, backwind
.... (similar to 16mm version, look for tiny H9 on chromed front end of detachable optical viewfinder - typical serial number 9123)


 

CAMPRO

Home Cine Cameras Ltd.,
18 Gray's Inn Road, London, UK

*TYPE 1 CAMERA / PROJECTOR - GB 1935 - "P" charger loading for filming, 30ft closed spool for projection, simple "dull/bright" setting lens, simple wire-frame viewfinder, clockwork drive, external battery for special 6volt 0.3amp bulb., no focussing for projection! Even a tiny picture is dim! See July & Aug '35 ACW
*TYPE 2 CAMERA / PROJECTOR - GB 1936 - Similar to above model but with better f1.9 fixed focus lens with proper iris control (f1.9 marked 'projection only' but as a 12 year old kid I got reasonable results even at full aperture) - (included in my article Group 9.5 magazine No.89 Spring 1997)


 

CELFIX

R.F.Hunter Ltd., Celfix House,
51 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1, UK

* P.120 9.5/16 DUAL GAUGE PROJECTOR - GER 1933-35 - 'Left-handed' design, part self-threading, stills, reverse, 250 watt A1/7 prefocus lamp


CINAK

Cinak, France

CINAK NO.1 - PROJECTOR - FR 192? - Hand turned - 30/60ft cassettes & small spools, mains voltage lamp.


CINE NIZO

Cine Nizo, Neizoldi & Kramer,
G.m.b.H., Munich, GERMANY
(UK Importer: Peeling & Van Neck Ltd.
4/6 Holborn Circus, London, E.C.1)

PROJECTOR - GER 1929 - Multi-gauge versions, including 17.5mm! Distintive fluted lamphouse. Rare!
MODEL C PROJECTOR - GER 1931 - 400ft spools, motor drive, sprocket feed/take-up - no further details at present - see photo!
*MODEL F CAMERA - GER 1933 - 16 & 32fps, 'P' charger loading, continuous run, provision for limited backwind, f3 Trianar, f2.8 Cassar or f1.5 focussing lens, typical serial no: 133386
MODEL M CAMERA - GER 1933 - 8,16,24,32fps, f2.8 interchangeable lens, 50ft loading, typical serial no: 306112
MODEL K3 CAMERA - GER 1933 - Vari-speeds, triple lens turret, parallax correction, 100ft loading
MODEL K CAMERA - GER 1933 - As K3 above, but single lens (no turret)

The company Neizoldi & Kramer was founded in Germany around 1925; from then till the late 1930s they manufactured a range of cine equipment in various gauges including the original cine projector which had interchangeable mechanisms for most gauges including 17.5mm. Little of this early cine equipment arrived in the UK. By the 1960s Braun had acquired the Nizo name and began manufacturing quality cine equipment in std 8mm and later Super 8mm.


 

CINE-TECHNIQUE

Cine-Technique, 45 Blvd Beaumarchais, Paris, FRANCE
(owner was Rene Llorens, ex. Pathé engineer)
(UK Importer: E.M. Smith, Hounslow, Middx)

*PRACTIC 300 PROJECTOR - FR 1969 - Die-cast body, 1000ft spools, f1.2 lens, 21.5v 250w DKM lamp
COMETE 600 PROJECTOR - FR 1970 - 2000ft spools, 24volt 250watt lamp, fixed speed of 16fps


CINEGEL

S.A. Cinegel, 29 Rue Armand Saffrey, Le Mans, FRANCE
(imported to UK only after around 1960)
(UK Distributors: AICO Ltd. Hounslow, Middx)

(Most of these Cinegel projectors were also supplied in std 8mm and 16mm versions)

500 PROJECTOR - FR 1958 - Built into wooden case, indirect 500 watt lighting, motor rewind
*ROYAL 200 PROJECTOR - FR 1955 - Grey wood case, sprockets, 220/110volts, power rewind, A1/26 200watt B15/s lamp, 35mm f1.6 lens
ROYAL 205 PROJECTOR - FR 1953 - Built into case, 300watt indirect lighting, fixed 16/24fps speeds, 300m/1000ft spools, available with magnetic rec/playback, described in (French) "Cine 9.5" no.311 Jan/Apr 2012
*ROYAL 210 PROJECTOR - FR 1948- 5? - Black die-cast body, sprockets, power rewind, 115v 200w, 35mm f1.6 lens
ROYAL 220 PROJECTOR - FR 1948-5? - die-cast body, sprockets, power rewind, 110/220volt 500w lamp, 1000ft spools
ROYAL 225 PROJECTOR - FR 1948-5? - as the 220 model, but dual gauge 9.5/16mm, stills.
ROYAL 230 PROJECTOR - FR 1949-195? - dual gauge 9.5/16mm optical sound, 1600ft spools, 500 watt, no amplifier
*ROYAL 235 PROJECTOR. - FR 1954-1964 - dual gauge 9.5/16mm optical sound, 1600ft spools, built in amplifier, A1/9 750 watt prefocus lamp
ROYAL 500 PROJECTOR - FR 1958 - Built into wooden case, indirect 500 watt lighting, motor rewind
*REINETTE CAMERA - FR 1953 - Simple single speed, pressed steel, special 15m film charger, interchangeable 20mm f2.5 H. Roussel lens in non-standard screw mount, typical serial numbers: 330. 627
HL CAMERA - FR 1955 - Variable filming speeds 8-48fps, frame couunter, backwind, interchangeable lens, 100ft spools
SUPER HL CAMERA - FR 1957 - As HL but with triple lens turret
*SUPER HL ZOOM CAMERA - FR 1960 - As HL but with fitted Berthiot f3.8 17mm-85mm zoom lens. (see ACW 25March1965) Typical serial number: BB1271
*G PROJECTOR - FR 1964-68 Modern plastic bodied, sprockets, framing, room lamp socket, 8v 50w lamp
GS PROJECTOR - FR 1962-68 As 'G' model, but 10v 100w Saipe lamp & tape sync. facilities - (reviewed in Amateur Cine World August 9 1962)
GR PROJECTOR - FR 1965-68 As 'G' model, but 10v 100w Saipe lamp, tape sync. facilities & reverse?
AS-150 PROJECTOR - FR 1968 Announced as new 9.5mm model, but probably never put into production


 

CINERIC

Societe Cineric, 111 Rue Villiers-de-L'Isle Adam, Paris, France
Not marketed in the UK (In 1960's merged with Ercsam/Pathe)

CINERIC TYPE E PROJ. - FR 1958 - Built into case, 500 watt lamp, power rewind, magnetic rec/play option


 

CIRSE

Cirse Srl, Via Cavour 47, Torino, Italy
(9.5 model not marketed in the UK)

SUPER COMET PROJECTOR - ITALY 1955-58 - Gear driven, 500watt lamp, 400ft spools, power rewind


 

CORONET

The Coronet Camera Co., F.W. Pettifer, 48 Great Hampton Street
By 1932: 310 Summer Lane, Birmingham 19, UK
By 1946: Coronet Ltd. at same Summer Lane address till 1967
(All 9.5mm production ceased during WW2 when factory bombed)

CORONET - UK - general article and photos (minor update 10Feb2014)

*MODEL 1 PROJECTOR - GB 1932-36 - Simple hand turned, 30/60ft closed spools only, A1/73 40v 15w lamp
*MODEL 11 PROJECTOR - GB - 1937 - Maltese cross film drive, motor drive, sprocket take-up only, A1/73 40v 15w lamp
MODEL 11A PROJECTOR - GB 1939 - As Model 11 but with improved f2 projection lens and A1/2 115 volt 50 watt lamp
*MODEL A CAMERA - GB 1932 - Low priced (75/-) "P" charger loading, maltese cross film drive, barrel shutter, f3.9 lens with bakelite surround, typical serial no. 02401
*MODEL B CAMERA - GB 1937 - Similar to above but modified nickel plated lens mount, tripod bush, pressed steel & leatherette finish, typical serial no. D10997
MODEL C CAMERA - GB 1938 - Similar to model B but with conventional shutter, single frame and 'slow motion' 64fps facility

(Thanks to Douglas Macintosh for spotting the missing Coronet Model C 9.5mm cine camera- a very rare specimen!)


DEKKO

Cameras Ltd,, Slough, Bucks, UK
(after 1938: Dekko Cameras Ltd.,
Telford Way, East Acton, London, W3, UK)

*DEKKO CAMERA - GB 1935-39 - Original bakelite bodied model, 8-64fps, stills, P charger, 25mm f1.9 focussing or 23mm f2.5 fixed focus "C" mount lens, typical serial no. 6654
*104 CAMERA - GB 1939-52 - Metal bodied version, parallax correction, 8-64fps, P charger, 25mm f1.9 focussing or 23mm f2.5 fixed focus "C" mount lens, typical serial no. C/319
*MODEL 3 PROJECTOR - GB 1935 - Copy of first Coronet, silver lamphouse, handturned, A1/1 50volt 25watt lamp, 30ft & 60ft closed spools, soon 300ft 'super attachment' and motor drive available.
MODEL 4 PROJECTOR - GB 1936? - Think the motor drive /300ft super attachment version of model 3 above was 'model 4'
*MODEL 48 PROJECTOR - GB 1939 - Motor drive, sprockets, A1/2 115volt 50watt lamp
*MODEL 119A PROJECTOR - GB 1950-55 - Variable speed motor drive, feed & take-up sprockets, stainless gate, Dallmeyer 38mm lens, A1/7 prefocus 115volt 500watt lamp, switched room lamp socket, (see ACW review Jan1950)


DELTA - see HOMRAY


 

DITMAR

Ditmar, AUSTRIA
(UK Distributor: Actina Ltd
10 Dane Street, High Holborn, London, WC1, UK)

DITMAR - Austria - general article and photos - 04Aug2014

*DITMAR-DUO PROJ. - AUS 1935-1955? - Sprockets, A1/5 250watt or A1/87 400watt prefocus lamp, 400ft spools, 8/9.5mm & 9.5/16mm (& 8/16mm) models. ACW review Feb1939 - typical serial number: 2515 (8mm/9.5mm model)
*CAMERA - 2190 - AUS 1936 - 'P' charger film loading, metal body, f2.9 20mm focussing Cassar lens or f1.8 20mm Berthiot etc. - see the general article and photos above, twin filming speeds 16/32fps, aperture/footage counter visible in viewfinder. separate detachable handle for still pictures. See July '36 ACW - typical serial number: K3271.
CAMERA - 2195 - AUS 1936? - 50ft spool loading, 16/32fps, aperture & footage counter visible in viewfinder
*NEW CAMERA -2390 - AUS 1938? - Standard model now includes extinction type exposure in viewfinder, twin filming speeds 16/32fps, rear finder with parallex adjustment for close-ups, footage indicator in viewfinder, 'P' charger loading, separate handle for still pictures. Review ACW June'38 - Typical serial number: K2523
NEW CAMERA - 2395 - AUS 1938? - Standard model now includes extinction type exposure, and other features as 2390 charger model, 50ft spool loading
PHOTOCELL CAMERA - 2290 - AUS 1937 - Top mounted bakelite housing with meter, 'P' charger, otherwise features as other models above.
PHOTOCELL CAMERA - 2295 - AUS 1937 - Top mounted bakelite housing with meter, 50ft spool loading, otherwise features as other models above.


E.K.A.

Eberlein & Krug, Karolinen-Strasse 26/28,
Furth/Bayern, GERMANY
(UK Distributor: J.J. Sibler Ltd.)

EKA PROJECTOR - GER 1950's - Simple hand turned machine, takes 100m/300ft spools, 'intermittent sprocket' (Geneva movement?) film drive. (See 9.5 Magazine issues 76 & 77)


E.K.S. E.K.S. Ltd, London, UK

EKS PROJECTOR - UK 1950s ? - Simple hand turned machine, 110/220volt, 50watt lamp, looks like Lapierre (France) product or copy.


 

ELMO

Elmo Co. Ltd., Nagoya, JAPAN
(Abbott Bros., 303 Thorold Road, Ilford, UK)

ELMO PROJECTOR - JAPAN 1935 - American style with pedestal base, sprockets, motor, stills, 500 watt lamp via prism, room light dimmer, 2" lens. (See ACW review Feb 1935 / HMHT Jan 1935 / Book -The 9.5mm Cinephotographer by Harold Abbott - the importer!)


 

EMEL

Emel, France

EMEL BI-FILM PROJECTOR - FR 1935 - 9.5/16mm, motor drive, Hermagis f1.6 lens, 500/750watt lamp


ENSIGN

Houghton-Butcher Ltd, Walthamstow, London, UK
(1930's: Ensign Ltd, High Holborn, London, WC1, UK
(later Ross-Ensign Ltd.)

*UNIVERSAL PROJECTOR - GB 1939 - tri-gauge, motor drive, reverse, stills, motor rewind, A1/5 250watt / A1/7 500watt prefocus lamp, Dallmeyer lenses - typical serial no.6027 (see September 1939 Amateur Cine World magazine review)


 

EPIMO

Exploitation Des Procedes De L'Industrie Moderne,
15 rue Simon-Dereure, Paris 18, FRANCE

*SADAR HANDY PROJECTOR - FR 1950 - Black bakelite body, sprockets, motor/hand, 100 watt indirect
(Strangely these projectors use a Pathe Vox/"H" cam/claw and a bakelite lens marked Pathe?)
SADAR DEAUVILLE PROJECTOR - FR 1951 - Built into case, 1000 watt lamp, 16/24fps, silent or sound.
SADAR BIARRITZ PROJECTOR - FR 1953 - Built into case, improved design with 400 indirect lighting


 

ERCSAM

Ercsam,
63 Avenue Philippe Auguste,
later - 221 Rue Lafayette,
both - Paris, FRANCE
(In 1960's became Ercsam-Pathe-Cineric)
(9.5mm products not marketed in the UK)

ERCSAM - France - general article and photos

*SENIOR M.50 PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1948-51 - motor drive & rewind, A1/87 115volt 400watt prefocus lamp
SENIOR M.60 PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1952-?? - motor drive & rewind, A1/7 115volt 500watt? prefocus lamp
MINOR PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1948-5? - similar design to M50 but lamps from 250-750watt, 220volt
VALIX PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1950-5? - pressed steel, carry handle, motor rewind, small 30x27x16cm
MAJOR PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1950-5? - reverse run, still picture, 1000ft spools, 750watt lamp
CAMEX OS CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-58 - Bayonet mount lens, special Camex film charger
*CAMEX GS CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-58 - 8-32fps, still picture, backwind, viewfinder adjustable for tele & wide angle, parallax correction, bayonet mount lens - Som Berthiot 20mm f1.9 focussing. Takes original Camex film charger and later DB type for up to 12 metres of film. Typical serial nos: 11704 (black);31870 (beige)
CAMEX HS CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-58? - As GS but with chromed interior
CAMEX VU CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-58 - As GS but with universal viewfinder
*MALEX RECORD PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1953 - motor drive, motor rewind, 500watt lamp
MALEX SUPER 100 PROJECTOR - FRANCE 195? - motor drive, motor rewind, 12volt 100watt lamp
MALEX RECORD M1000 PROJECTOR - FR 1958 - motor drive, A1/59 1000watt prefocus lamp, tape-sync
MALEX RECORD M1000 AR PROJECTOR - FR 1958 - as model M1000, but with reverse running
MALEX CLUB 100 PROJECTOR - FR 1960? - as Super 100 but 12volt 100watt reflector lamp etc.

*AUTO-CAMEX CAMERA - FRANCE 1970 - 17-85mm zoom, auto-exposure, electric drive, Webo magazine
(this camera was actually manufactured by Formosa Flash, 64 Boulevard Magenta, Paris, 10e. and sold in the UK by E.M. Smith, Hounslow, Middx. It was based on the EPC Std 8mm Camex model - see 9.5 Review Oct 1970)


 

EUMIG

Elektrizitats Und Metallwaren Industrie Gesellschaft
of Vienna, AUSTRIA

C1 CINE CAMERA - AUSTRIA 1932 - bakelite body, 16fps, charger loading, f1.4 - f2.8 lens choice
*C2 CINE CAMERA - AUSTRIA 1935 - bakelite body, as C1 but semi-coupled exp. meter, charger loading, typical serial no. 4068
*C39 CINE CAMERA - AUSTRIA 1938 - metal body, semi-coupled meter, charger loading, speeds 8,16,32 fps, f2.7 18mm Trioplan lens, typical serial no. 23560
SUPER PROJECTOR - AUSTRIA 1935 - pressed steel, 250/400watt prefocus lamp, reverse, stills, motor rewind
P11 PROJECTOR - AUSTRIA 1935-39 - pressed steel, motor drive, 250/400watt prefocus lamp
*P111 PROJECTOR - AUSTRIA 1935 - pressed steel, motor drive, 250watt mains lamp, stills, hand rewind
*P25 PROJECTOR - AUSTRIA 1951 - post-war version of 'Super'. Stills, reverse, power rewind, 500 watt. (ACW review Feb 1954)


FEX

Fex, France

FEX PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1955? - hand turned, probably special 55 volt 0.5 amp B22/s lamp, 400ft spools


 

FILO

Unknown French manufacturer

*FILO PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1933 - Dual gauge 9.5/16mm, motor drive. See P.235 HMHT mag. Nov33
.............. model A with mains voltage lamp, model B with 16volt 60 or 100watt lamp, notched title device


GIC

Groupement Industriel Cinematographique, Paris, FRANCE
(founded by Marcel Beaulieu around 1949)
9.5mm products not marketed in the UK

*GIC PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1951-? - Motor drive, 300watt 110volt lamp, f1.5 40mm lens
*GIC CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-5? - 50ft spools, single interchangeable lens,
ETM CAMERA - FRANCE 1950-5? Triple turret, 100ft spools, vari-speeds 8-72fps, single frame, backwind


 

GIVJOY

A.J. Holladay & Co. Ltd, 3 Aldermanbury Avenue, London EC2, UK
(appears to be a German import rebadged for the UK)

*GIVJOY 9.5 CINEMA projector - GB 1932? - Handturned tinplate, magic lantern style, lamphouse has letters LM (Leonard Mueller - maker of 35mm, 16mm & 9.5mm tinplate projectors)


 

HEURTIER

Heurtier & Cie, Square Franklin-Roosevelt, (Le Rond-Point),
Saint-Etienne, Loire, FRANCE

SUPERTRI 38 projector - FRANCE 1938 - Tri-gauge machine manufactured for many years, motor drive
SUPERTRI 44 projector - FRANCE 1947 - sprockets rotate for three gauges, triple claw, 250/500watt lamp
SUPERTRI 53 projector - FRANCE 1953 - restyled, 400ft or 1000ft spool arms, 110 volt, 250/500watt lamp
SUPERTRI 58 projector - FRANCE 1957 - as model 53, but rotary switch for motor & lamp, 110/220volt
(typical Supertri 58 serial number: 103069)
MONOFILM projector - FRANCE 19?? - single gauge version of the Supertri model
*SUPERTRI 60 projector - FRANCE 1960-70 - as model 58, but with reverse running, 500watt prefocus lamp
(typical Supertri 60 serial number: 104338)
MONOSON projector FR 1953-70 - magnetic sound based on Monofilm design
SUPERSON projector FR 1953-70 - magnetic sound based on Supertri design
*HSM projector - FRANCE 1953-70 - Larger quality machine, silent or sound models, single or multi-gauge
SUPER PANORA-LUX - FR 1968 - De-luxe version of HSM for professional use - made to order. 1200w lamp


 

HOMRAY

Homray Projector Company, 46 High Pavement, Nottingham, UK

*HOMRAY - GB 1939 - Simple upright casting, not even snubber rollers! Motor provision. Also as 'DELTA'


HUNTER - see BINGOSCOPE C5 and ASTOR 22 & 33


 

JANKO

Janko, 10 Rue Mousset-Robert, Paris, FRANCE
(not marketed in UK)

*JANKO PROJECTOR - FRANCE 1954-56 - Simple handturned or motor driven tinplate machine, special 55volt 0.5amp B22/s lamp
JANCOLUX PROJ. - FRANCE 1955-59 - As above, motor driven, fan cooled 100/200watt lamp, power rewind


JEFE Industrias Saludes, Valencia, SPAIN
(not marketed in UK)

JEFE 1 PROJECTOR - SPAIN 1930s - Simple handturned, closed cassettes only - (this example in Australian collection is missing the base assembly) - extra arm allowed 300ft spools to be fitted
JEFE BABY - SPAIN 1930s - simple hand turned, up to 30m / 100ft spools
JEFE SUPER - SPAIN 1930s - another simple hand turned machine, up to 15m / 60ft spools?
JEFE SENIOR - SPAIN 1950s - hand turned or motor driven, 6volt 20watt lamp, 300ft spools (also 8mm model)
JEFE LUX - SPAIN 1950s? - hand turned or motor driven, brighter 10volt 75watt lamp, 200ft spools (also 8mm model)
(above details from a Spanish collector - with many photos but currently my web-site is full!!)


 

KEYSTONE

Keystone Manufacturing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

*SUPREME MODEL 925/2 PROJ. - USA 1930 - Pressed steel, hand-turned, 30/60ft cassettes, barrel shutter
*SUPREME MODEL 948-2 PROJ. - USA 1939 - Sprockets, hand/motor drive, 3 colour filter wheel, mains lamp


 

KYNKO

Chas Wright Ltd. UK

KYNKO CAMERA/PROJECTOR - GB 1932 -Clockwork drive,f1.9 Dallmeyer lens,bakelite body -Flickers 68


 

LAPIERRE

LaPierre-Cinema, 38 Quai Jemmapes, Paris, FRANCE

LAPIERRE - France - general article and extra photos - 25July2009 / 08July2014

*TYPE C PROJECTOR - FR 193? - Mazak castings, hand turned, 30/60 foot cassettes. geneva film movement
*TYPE 3 PROJECTOR - FR 1949? - Pressed steel, wood base, geneva type film movement, hand turned
*TYPE J1 PROJECTOR - FR 1949? - Simplified model, hand drive, 55v .6a 33watt lamp, mains cable is dropper resistance
TYPE RL50 PROJECTOR - FR 1950? - No information yet, just the model!
TYPE RL52-B PROJ. - FR 1953 - Pressed steel mounted on wood base, 400ft spools, geneva movement, motor or hand drive, 33watt lamp, 30mm lens
TYPE RL52-C PROJ. - FR 1955 - Pressed steel, geneva movement, 400ft spools, motor or hand drive
*TYPE L60 PROJ. - FR 1955? - Green pressed steel, geneva movement, motor or hand drive,70watt indirect lighting,36mm lens,interchangeable mechanism for 8mm. (still listed by D.M. Bentley in 1962 at £7.18.6d hand turned model)
*TYPE L70 PROJ. - FR 1958? - Horizontal layout pressed steel, motor drive, 100 watt lamp, 110/230volt
TYPE L100 PROJ. - FR 1959? - Similar to the L70 model, but with interchangeable mechanisms for 8mm and 9.5mm
TYPE A80 PROJ. - FR 196? - Very little information apart from the photo
*CINE BR - TYPE B2 PROJ. - FR 1958? - Bronze pressed steel, single sprocket, indirect lighting, mains 100w
'NEW' CINE BR PROJ. - FR 1960? - Like B2 but wood case, toggle switches, larger lens/speed control knob
CINE BR LUM PROJECTOR - FR 1965 - Upgraded version with transformer fed 12volt 100watt lamp.
CINE BR EXTRA LUM PROJECTOR - FR 1965 - As BR LUM but with fast rewind. Brighter picture?


 

LIGONIE

Ligonie S.A., Paris

* EUROP 951S PROJ. - FR 1968? - Version of Pathe Europ using up original parts with some new components, 12 volt 100 watt A1/231 lamp, synchronous motor with fixed 18/24 fps speeds, 1000ft spools, f1.5 Som Berthiot lens, optical framing, badged Europ Super. Typical serial nos: 12323; 12351 (think we can assume last two numbers are production quantities!). Safer to fit three core mains lead!
EUROP IM 250S PROJECTOR - FR 1969 - As 951 but QI lamp, mounted on Heurtier mag. stripe sound base
* LIGONIE AUTOREFLEX ZOOM CAMERA - FR - 1968? - Auto exp., 50ft Webo mag. loading, electric drive
* LIGONIE SK2001/SK2002 CINE CAMERA - FR - 1976-1984? - Semi-auto exposure; 100ft spool loading, triple "C" mount turret, electric drive, 2 - 64 fps, - actually a Ligonie modified 16mm Beaulieu R16/60EL. Electrics unreliable. Does anyone have English (or even French instructions) please? (My example has serial number space blank!)


MEOPTA

Meopta Prerov, a.s.
Kobelikova 1, 750 02 Prerov
Czech Republic
(not marketed in the UK)

ADMIRA LEDVINKA CAMERA - CZ 1934 - Cassar f2.5 lens, 8/16/24/64fps
SCOLAR - CZ 1934 - Projection heads for 8mm/9.5mm/5 x 5 slides; 110volt 250watt lamp, 120m/400ft spools
JUBILAR - CZ 1945-50 - Conventional style projector, 110volt 250watt lamp, 240m/800ft spools


 

MICKSON

L. Mousseau
46, rue Paul Bert
Angers, FRANCE
(not marketed in the UK)

MICKSON 1 PROJECTOR - FR 194?-50 - no details known
MICKSON 2 PROJECTOR - FR 1949-5? - 300metre/1000ft spools, 16/24fps, 750watt lamp, 40mm f1.5 lens, sound or silent versions


 

MICRO CINE

Possibly Paillard, Switzerland ?

* MICRO CINE VIEWER - SWITZ 193? - Black metal box with geneva movement, takes 30ft closed spools - same mechanism as the Presenta!


MIDAS

Camera-Projectors Limited, Bush House, London, WC2, UK

*MIDAS CAMERA/PROJECTOR - GB 1933 - Clever but complicated design, electric drive for filming, powers lamp for hand-turned projection, special 30ft magazine, sprockets, f2.5 lens.
SUPER-MIDAS CAMERA/PROJECTOR - GB 1937 - By 1937 the original Midas was being sold off (by 'John Browning - Scientific Instrument Makers' still using the Bush House address) at 35/- - that is £1.75 - and a modified model advertised which had a dropper resistance for mains use and 300ft spools mounted on a base-board with rollers to feed the film in and out of the camera/projector ..... prices were from £4-15sh-0d (£4.75) - see the ACW December 1937 page 339.
(included in my article Group 9.5 magazine No.89 Spring 1997)


MIDGET MOVIE

Midget Movie Ltd, Garford Street, London, E14,UK

*MIDGET MOVIE CAMERA/PROJECTOR - GB 1932? - Brown bakelite body with Brittania style emblem, hand-turned, up to 50ft roll - darkroom loaded!, waterhouse stops, wire finder, MES lamp. (My example has serial number 3!) (included in my article Group 9.5 magazine No.89 Spring 1997)


 

MILLER

Miller Cine Co. Ltd., 106 Barton Street, Gloucester, UK

MILLER CAMERA - GB 1934 - Leatherette & chrome finish, vari-speeds, 'P' charger loading, 'C' mount lens - see ACW April & May 1934
*MILLER 'B DE-LUXE' CAMERA - GB 1939 - Neater design, spec. as above, usually Ross 25mm f1.9 lens, typical serial no. 2043 - review ACW June 1939


 

MOVIREX

France - possibly ex.G.I.C.
(see above)

SUPER MOVIREX B60 CAMERA - FR 1961 - Triple lens turret, multifocal viewfinder, 50ft spool loading, vari-speeds, Berthiot lenses, see 1961 Wagram catalogue


 

NORIS

Noris Projekrtion GMBH, Hohfederstrabe 40,
D-8500 Nurnberg, WEST GERMANY

*PICCOLO PROJECTOR - GER 195? - Khaki stove enamel finish, hand turned, 100ft spools maximum, single claw, 240v 75watt lamp
*JUNIOR PROJECTOR - GER 1952-57 - Blue/green stove finish, sprockets, framing, motor drive, 240v 100w A1/21 B15/s lamp, not blower cooled, f2.5 50mm lens. - see ACW review November 1953 - dim picture, no height adjustment, but only £19.19shillings.


PEERLESS see Triplico

 

PRESENTA

Presenta Ltd., 73-74 Chiswell Street, London EC1, UK

*PRESENTA POCKET CINÉ - GB 1935 - Pocket sized hand turned viewer and projector for 9.5mm film in closed cassettes

 


PROJECT BIEN Project Bien - well that's what the label says!
Obviously made and sold in France

PROJECT BIEN PROJECTOR - FR 1945? - A simple hand-turned projector with sprocket feed and take-up, takes 400ft spools, 110 volt -the plastic switch suggests post-WW2 - perhaps very early 1950s (France changed to 220 volts in the mid 1950s) The name simply means 'Projects well' in English - can anyone help with more info please?


 

RADEX

Radex?, trade mark 'DW',
projector & film boxes 'Made in England'

*RADEX TOY PROJECTOR - GB 193? - Tiny, simple pressed steel toy projector. Sold pre-war in Woolworths in 6d parts - film loops only, takes 4.5v 'flat' torch battery.


 

RAY

Construments Ltd., 18 Grays Inn Road, London, UK
Dist: Leon Rees & Co. 12 New Union Street, London EC2

*RAY TOY PROJECTOR - GB 1933? - Simple hand turned with brass gate, external flywheel, integral lamp holder with condenser lens, 30/60ft cassettes.
*RAY TOY PROJECTOR - GB 1935? - Simple toy as above, but with hinge back lamphouse, chromed gate


 

SAKURASCOPE

Japan

SAKURASCOPE PROJECTOR - JAPAN 1932 - Tri-gauge 8/9.5/16mm


SCREENUS

No information, but British made

*SCREENUS CAMERA/PROJECTOR - GB 1932 - Small hand turned tin-can! Sold by Gamages for £1.38!
charger loading for filming, 30ft cassettes for projection. Lens has two waterhouse stops - 'film'/'project'.
A label in the lid proclaims "British Patent No. 368444 - Patented throughout the World". Seems the Screenus company failed soon after the camera/projector arrived, so another company bought the parts and continued assembly, minus the 'Screenus' name - mine is one of these. They are pretty rare. Trevor Adams from NZ tells us that the sales line was "From Scene to Screen in one Machine" - pity the copy writer didn't design the thing! (included in my article Group 9.5 magazine No.89 Spring 1997) Small review in ACW October 1935.


 

SIEMENS Siemens & Halske - Berlin, Germany
UK Distributer - Cinepro Limited, 1 New Burlington Street,
Regent Street, London, W.1., UK

*SIEMENS 16/9 PROJECTOR - GER 1938 - Beta film transport (no claw), A1/5 50volt 250watt pre-focus lamp, 9.5mm/16mm, 400ft spools, motor driven, stills, reverse


 

SPECTO

Specto Ltd., Farnham Royal, Bucks, UK
from 1938: Vale Road, Windsor, UK
(founded 1935 by Czech: J. Danek)

*SPECTO 100 PROJECTOR - GB 1936 - 1960? - Gearbox driven, variable speed series wound motor, optical framing, sprocket feed & take-up, power rewind, sprung twin claw, very kind to film, 400ft spools (later 900ft option), pre-focus A1/3 30volt 100watt pre-focus lamp, 1.5inch f1.9 lens
(original models green, later black, finally bronze. Early models had no framing adjustment & used 'link' drive, later better chain drive) First ACW review Feb1937
*EDUCATIONAL DUAL (DE) PROJ. - GB 1950? - 9.5/16mm, improved gate, 900ft spools, A1/5 50volt 250watt pre-focus lamp
*500 DUAL (XD) - GB 195? - 9.5/16mm, similar to above, but internal resistance feeds A1/7 115volt 500watt pre-focus lamp
SPECTO 500 PROJECTOR - GB 195? - as dual gauge model
SPECTO LEADER 500 - GB 1960 - Special batch made for 9.5mm specialist dealer D.M. Bentley, as 500 model.


 

STARLETT

This is product name produced by French company MDC
distributed by Orbi-Film & Orbi-Export

STARLETT CAMERA - FRANCE - 1950-5? - 100ft spools, variable speeds, single frame


 

TRIPLICO

Originally Peerless, from Sales Producers (SP), UK
later from Direct Trading, Church Street, Liverpool, UK

*JUNIOR PROJECTOR - GB 1937-48 - Sprockets, motor drive, power rewind, beta movement, 50watt B15/s
*SENIOR TRI-GAUGE PROJECTOR - GB 1937-48 - Similar design to 'Junior', 200watt 100volt B15/s lamp


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