This 16mm motion picture was created to promote the new Bell & Howell Autoload 16mm film projectors and show off the company's entire production line -- from high end to low end and everything in between: "A Full Horizon in Motion". The film begins by discussing some of the projector components such as the "shuttle" (:50) which pulls down the film via the sprocket holes. At 1:27 the loop restorer is shown. Also shown at 2:30 is the solid state amplifier, which was quite innovative in its day, and rack and pinion focusing by turning a knob (instead of the lens). At 3:20 the manual load Bell & Howell "slot ready" Model 1580 is shown. At 3:40 footage is shown of test participants loading the Bell & Howell projectors. At 4:30 a child is shown loading the Bell & Howell slot load. At 6:00 the 566 and model 567 high intensity projectors are shown. The 1579 manual load projector, a low cost unit, is shown at 6:33 along with the autoload 1585, a favorite for classroom use. The lightweight 1590 is shown at 7:00. The 1592 is shown at 7:12. At 7:56 the innovative "still" mode of the 1592 is shown and at 8:14 the "direct-a-motion" feature which allows slow speed projection.
Bell and Howell is a U.S.-based services organization and former manufacturer of motion picture machinery, founded in 1907 by two projectionists, and was originally headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois. The company is now headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, and currently provides services for automated equipment in enterprise-level companies.
Many of the projectors shown in this film remain beloved by 16mm film collectors and users, although some B&H models require replacement of the infamous "worm gear" to operate longterm.
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