Circa: 1940's Condition: Used and Operational Size: 14 inches tall by 16 inches wide and 9 inches deep Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: Bell & Howell
This is a rare old 8mm movie projector that is in excellent condition. It is a 8mm film projector, Model 151A, for the older Standard 8mm films. It will not fit the more modern Super 8mm films. It is built like an Iron Horse and will probably last forever mechanically. It has every feature imaginable including:
Variable Speed Control Forward/Reverse Switch Reading Light and Switch Fast Rewind Removable Lens for Cleaning Lens Focus Knob Tracking Control Knob Tilt Control Clutch In/Out Lever Separate Projector On/Off Switch Separate Motor On/Off Switch 7 inch Take-up Reel (holds 400 feet of film) that stores in the case.
All this including the original wood carrying case with leather straps as shown in the photo. This is a large machine, and it will show home movies until you absolutely drop. It is made more like a commercial movie projector rather than a home movie projector. What a powerful machine this is. This machine requires some hands on while rewinding and changing directions as it is so fast that the reels can spin out of control if you don't pay attention to what it is doing. For the 8mm hobbyist, this projector is very special and has a wonderful feel when operating it.
This model 151A is coming to be very collectible as they are such well-made machines. It would make an excellent yesteryear display alongside the brochure/ad. It also comes with the original cord which is in great condition.