The site has gotten much bigger than I expected, so some assistance in navigation seems necessary. Below is a site map; click here for a Projector Index
The site is divided into a number of main sections, mostly by film gauges, which appear on the Welcome Page, and are largely self-explanatory. Just clicking on any one of these normally takes you straight to the section. However, just to make it easy for you, and on this page only, clicking on one of the main section headings (shown in bold blue just below) will only take you to the relevant part of this Contents page. This is because each section itself is further subdivided, and this enables you to see what is there. Or you can just scroll down the page. All the other links take you to the page itself.
Multi-Gauge which is for projectors that do more than a single gauge, as well as info that doesn't just belong to a single gauge.
Sales, wants and supplies is a bit out of this main structure and the link in this case takes you straight there. It tells you about some useful
specialist suppliers, things I want to find and, from time to time, things I want to sell.
A Projector Index is a new addition - it links you to where on the site you can find a specific machine or manufacturer.
In the more detailed listing below, a click on any blue sub-heading will take you straight to that section of the website. You can use the
Back arrow to return to this Contents page, but the main headings are repeated on the other principal pages, as listed just above, so you can skip
direct to other parts as you choose.
Similar links are provided at the end of every page (including this page) and usually at the beginning, too, to help you skip around the site at will.
of rare machines and accessories. Another page, The Hackman Collection, shows another major collection.
Frames - random frame enlargements from 9.5.
a What the Butler Saw kind of baby, that I wrote up for Flickers.
9.5 Sound, which further divides into:-
The Lost Chord - a history of one man's search for the ultimate in 9.5 sound repro
Silent to Sound - some of the efforts to get sound from silent machines, especially 9.5
PathVox - stuff about this seminal 9.5 machine.
Cinegel Royale, tho' I spose you could argue it belongs in multi-gauge. Indeed, I have found that I did start
in Multi-gauge ages ago and forgot.
Joinville Equipment - pix and catlogs from the last few years of Path9.5, plus a report by Bill Kilgour on his sound conversion.
French bits. These are translations I did of some French articles about 9.5 producers and stencil colour, this last one having an extra page
9.5 Miscellany - stuff with no other obvious home.
Equipment Catalogues etc, (excluding Baby - see above) which covers:-
Spare Parts. Pathused to produce such beautiful, clear, detailed parts lists.
Gear. Some of the huge range of ancillary bits and pieces available for cine.
Posters. Peter Spooner gave me some copies of cinema posters, and I picked
out some that were relevant to 9.5.
16 16mm is not really my thing, but there are some pretty projectors, so I needed a section.
Multi-Gauge - Projectors that can do more than one gauge have always tended to fascinate me, so I gave them their own section, which
also includes somegeneral material not restricted to any one gauge. It divides into:
Buckingham Movie Museum - a pictorial tour
Film Catlogs - some of the catalogues put out by various home cine distributors.
Film Dimensions I am trying to draw together in one place all the info I can glean on film dimensions, with
a table to summarise. I found lots of pix re 22mm Home Kinetoscope, but it's not a major interest so I've just subbed it off this page. The never-quite
made-it gauge of 3.2mm is here, too.
Argenteuil film fair, as I need a home for all the pix I have taken.
PPT. I have included a few pictures of equipment held by the Projected Picture Trust, which seeks to preserve cinema and home movie
17.5 I suppose it was my near-obsession with 17.5 (and 28mm) that started me on this website. The 17.5 saga has grown from an initial article I
wrote for ACE, which has acquiredseveral more chaptersand stillcontinues.It has gotten too big for just a serial approach, so I've split into
projector types to give a less random structure, with the first two episodes as a kind of general introduction.
Big Brother 2 These two pages chronicle my involvement with 17.5. Eventually, it became obvious I would have to change tack
and gice each machine its own page.
PathRural The small cinema network in France, anda historical overview of PathRural in its 17.5 days.
Rex The original 17.5mm silent machine, known in France as the Rural.
Home Talkie This was the basic UK machine, virtually nothing else was sold here.
Rural Sonore This was the original French Sound 17.5, a development of the silent Rural
Super Rural Few if any made it to the UK, tho' it was advertised as the Super Talkie.
Publicity - Some genuine Pathadvertising placards for 17.5 releases, plus equipment brochure and film catlog extracts. Also some examples of
silent Rural programme posters.
28 Oh dear, another obsession. Only five sections tho':-
Catalogue - info on my 28mm catalogue and contents of DVD's from 28mm prints.
28mm film repairs - notes on specific films and general guidance, aimed mainly at newcomers to 28mm
28mm machines and accessories- pages for KOK, Premier, Victor and accessories (usually ones I have made)
The 28mm Story My three FLICKERS articles on 28mm.
with various odd pix.
Lamps - data on projector lamps, with a link to pix of lamp conversions bought together from elsewhere on the site. I have
opened a page for articles etc about projector light output.
Books - these are some of the very few books, mags etc to do with cine
Aunt Em - projector problems or questions? Try Aunt Em
Chateau Nerdistan - a glimpse inside
Links - Links to various people and places you might find helpful.