VEB FEINGERÄTEWERK WEIMAR, Weimar 1

Peculiar 8mm projector, impressive and heavy. It is a member of a larger family of projectors which are all based on the same basic concept: the earlier P8 (VEB Zeiss Ikon) and the later Weimar 2 und 3. All are easily recognizable by the fact that both spools are placed on a common axle. The housing, now in cast aluminium (the previous model was made of fragile Bakelite) is much more sturdy. There is now a transformer - instead of  resistors - for the voltage reduction. The front door is opened to load the film but may be kept closed during the review. Very useful: a little neon lamp which enables film loading in a dark environment. For backwinding a hand driven little device is provided together with the projector.

Launched in 1956/57

Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Prokinar 1,4 / 17,5mm

Lamp: 30V 100W P28s

Variable speed: approx. 12 to 24 fps

Manual (German)

 

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