Servicing film motion-picture equipment and optics

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I take care of manual or spring driven cameras, viewers, printers, projectors, and accessory.
Expertise on film slitters, perforators, joiners

If you need advice or an explanation, call me Monday through Friday from 8 a. m. to noon and from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Correspondence via the address at the top of the page or on paper. I do not respond at the weekend.

Super-8 and Single-8 products are not touched. Double-Super 8, yes. Straight Eight, yes. A Super-16 camera is treated but no conversions done.

46 years of experience with projecting nitrate film, silent films at various speeds, classical sound cinema, carbon-arc lamps, incandescent or xenon lamps, and many types of projectors from 70 mm to 8 mm

Apprenticeship as polymechanic in Basel, Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, years of work in the industry

The clutch assembly of a Paillard-Bolex H camera, just cleaned. This is a critical group that needs to be in physical order, free from dirt and correctly lubricated, else we have noise, wear, trouble with switching or even winding the mainspring. I regularly go that deep during an overhaul.

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Freshly made helicoidal clutch springs for Bell & Howell Eyemo 71 models are in the shop. A 1929 Eyemo has thus been brought back to life after the original one was broken. I also have main springs and commercial connections to spring makers of Switzerland and Germany.

Another project that’s on the way is a support saddle for Bell & Howell Filmo 70 and Eyemo 71 cameras.

A few tips for dealing with your

 Paillard-Bolex H camera

Internal oiling points with a Bell & Howell Filmo 70-HR

External oil ports Filmo 70-HR

7 means the central turret post opening

8 mm can be great. The De Jur 8 runs for 50 seconds on a wind. It takes the Kodak magazine which you can reload yourself. Not a single frame gets lost with changing the magazine. It also allows to run the film backwards any time by turning it over.

Here a De Jur 8 Fadematic is being revived. I love this camera for its neat design and compactness.

Double-Eight film is still available. Not Kodachrome but Ektachrome ISO 100 Daylight, professional colour negative stocks as well as black-and-white ones.

There are 470 models of 8-mm. film projectors on my list as of May 2024. If you care about a robust yet finely working projector, I am here to help answering questions or for a service. A modern motor can be built in, a socket for recent lamps.

The list of 9.5-mm. projectors comprises 94 makes.

16-mm. film projectors I know nearly 300.

35-mm. film projectors that I know well are the Frieseke & Hoepfner 66/77, Zeiss-Ikon-Ernemann V to XI, Bauer M 5 to 11, Philips 5 to 23, and more.