The Swiss Bolex Paillard M8 Projector from 1950
OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 13″ x 6″ x 12″ (arm retracted, without reels)
WEIGHT: 12 lbs (17 1/2 lbs with carrying case and accessories).
CONSTRUCTION: Cast aluminum and steel. Painted with olive enamel finish on early models; Grey/silver finish on later models.
REEL CAPACITY: Reel arms accommodate 400 ft reels. Upper reel arm folds downward and locks for storage; Serves as a carrying handle.
THREADING: Rapid snap threading attaches film to sprockets; Lens assembly pivots outward for easy loading and unloading. Automatic loop former maintains the bottom loop even on damaged film.
POWER: Runs on 110-120v, 50-60 cycle AC or DC power supply.
LAMP: 110v 500 watt prefocus bulb. Modern replacement: CZX bulb.
LENS: Interchangeable lenses; Usually supplied with a Kern 20mm f/1.6. Later models were supplied with a Kern 20mm f/1.3 lens.
VARIABLE SPEED: 16 frames per second; adjustable for slower or faster speed. Motor or manual rewind. An audible warning device signals if the projection rate drops below safe limit.