Service of film motion-picture equipment and optics

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.

45 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 in pieces, just cleaned. This is a critical group that needs to be 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