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P8

Phonomat

P8 Imperial

P8m and P8m Imperial P8 Automatic and P8 Phonomatic P8 Automatic Novo and P8 Phonomatic Novo

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February 2003 - Eumig P8 projectors

Eumig P8 projectors are porbably the commonest projector around today. This demonstrates how popular they were when new. The P8 was one of the first projectors to use a so-called "cold lamp" i.e. low voltage and high wattage. The lamp was smaller, easier to focus and, as it produced less heat, it was easier to cool the projector and film. All of the P8 projectors take up to a 400 ft. reel and were supplied with a wire take-up reel with sprung film retainers. The P8 range all have variable speed.

The first P8 appeared in 1955. It has a 25 mm. f/1.6 lens. Rewind is manual and, as with all the P8 machines, the film is wound back onto the feed reel back to front. This is no problem unless you wish to use other projectors as well as the P8, in which case it is a nuisance. Lamp: A1/186 12 v. 100 w. SBC cap.

In 1957 a sound attachment was introduced. The Phonomat synchronised a tape recorder with the projector. It also provided powered rewind for the projector.

In 1958 the Eumig P8 Imperial appeared. It had a 20 mm. f/1.4 lens and a built-in tape synchroniser.

Eumig P8m Eumig P8m

Eumig P8m. Click on either small picture to see larger versions of both pictures

P8m Imperial P8m Imperial

Eumig P8m Imperial. Click on either small picture to see larger versions of both pictures

1960 saw the introduction of two new models, the P8m and P8m Imperial. Both models had reverse projection, powered rewind, and a still frame facility. Lamp: A1/193 12 v. 100 w. with special prefocus cap.

Eumig P8 Automatic Eumig P8 Automatic

Eumig P8 Automatic. Click on either small picture to see larger versions of both pictures

Further improvements were made on the new range introduced in 1962. The P8m was replaced by the P8 Automatic and the P8m Imperial was replaced by the P8 Phonomatic. Both projectors have a 15 mm - 25 mm. zoom lens and autothreading.

Eumig P8 Automatic Novo Eumig P8 Automatic Novo

Eumig P8 Automatic Novo. Click on either small picture to see larger versions of both pictures

Eumig P8 Phonomatic Novo Eumig P8 Phonomatic Novo

Eumig P8 Phonomatic Novo. Click on either small picture to see larger versions of both pictures

The final,two projectors were the P8 Automatic Novo and the P8 Phonomatic Novo. These have autothreading, and were originally supplied with a special plastic take-up reel that "captures" the loose end of film. Lamp: A1/215 quartz halogen.

The range seems to have been discontinued in about 1966 (not long after the introduction of Super-8)

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