Bell & Howell TQ-1
Bell & Howell 626 - New Academy
626 and in USA as 185-B. This projector costed 241 400 FIM when it was
sold brandnew to somebody in Finland. When I found it, it was hardly used and complete with ampflier (8 watt!) and assecories. It has 750 watt lamp and Taylor-Hobson 2 inch lens f1.65. And life-time warranty!
Ukraina 16 mm PP
This model is from the beginning of 50´ although it says on on
plate on the projector that is was made in 1974. It is a stabil and heavy
projector that has a very interersting optical soundsystem: The soundhead
is in a seperat ampflier that you put under the projector when you are
screening films. Under the projector is a hole and you have to put the
ampflier exactly so that the soundlight from the ampflier can shine from
the whole up to the projector and the filmstrip. And belive or not - you
can use lamps from the Lada automobile as soundlamps!
It has everything: It can run with 2000 meters filmwheels, plays both optical and magnetic sound with an inbuilt 24 watt ampflier. It has a frequency at 8 ohm, which means you can expand the sound trough almost any other extern ampflier. The projector has also a quick and automatic slot loading and microphone input.
The projectorlamp is 250 watt ELC halogen that produces a bright light even if you put the projector far from the screen. This projector has a standrad 50 mm lens, put you can also use zoom-lenses. The manufactor still serve this model and you can buy spareparts, therefore these projectors are quite valuble even if they have not been manufactured in 30 years.