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#1 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

Hello all,
I have recently acquired a 35mm and a 16mm B&H model c printers with schmitzer wet gate heads (!!) I am looking for an operating manual for the above, or even just a threading diagram.
The printers seem to be in farily good condition. I will need to build a new room to house them in (so many components, fans, motors, heaters). The last user of these printers purchased a light vane upgrade with a pcs computer etc.. Sadly, I didn't get given these modern vanes, just the older mechanical vanes, what is more without controllers. In an ideal world I would be able to get a wiring diagram of the mechanical light vanes such that I could build a basic controller, perhaps including an 'rf cuing' system on the printers, or even just a notch reading microswitch.
So any of the above (manual, threading diagram, or wiring diagram for the light vanes) would be a great help.
many thanks,
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#2 Hal Smith

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:53 AM

Hello all,
I have recently acquired a 35mm and a 16mm B&H model c printers with schmitzer wet gate heads (!!) I am looking for an operating manual for the above, or even just a threading diagram.

ICECO (AKA MTE, Kinneaman) in Miami has a 16mm Type "C" for sale. They just might be able to sell you a copy of the manual. They've had 35mm "C"s listed in the past so they may have a full set of B&H docs stashed away somewhere.

ICECO.
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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

We have manuals for the Model-C I can dig a few things up and at least copy the threading diagram for you to get started.

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#4 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:15 PM

good sugestion Hal, have contacted them. I have been buying a lot of stock from them lately too.

thanks for your reply rob, would very much appreciate a scan of the threading diagram! my email is richard@nanolab.com.au

all the best,
richard
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#5 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:44 PM

Ok I will try to get to that this weekend...

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#6 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:27 AM

I hope you realize that the wetgate works with percholorethylene. This requires special handling, recycling etc.
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#7 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:05 AM

Yes, I need to look in to the viability of setting up the wet gate.
I would rather the printers had the older 'dry' bell and howell heads, but there you are. Until I set them up I won't know whether it is possible to run the Schmitzer dry.
The previous owner reported that they did try it dry once (and only once I think) and weren't happy with the stability of the image.
Any thoughts on the possiblity of using the Schmitzer heads dry?
many thanks, I do feel very lucky to have acquired these machines.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

I still have two Schmitzer printers in daily use, and wouldn't think of running them dry. There must be dozens of dry Model C's on the market, a couple months ago I dismantled one for scrap (keeping the good bits for spare parts).
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#9 michelle arakelian

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

I still have two Schmitzer printers in daily use, and wouldn't think of running them dry. There must be dozens of dry Model C's on the market, a couple months ago I dismantled one for scrap (keeping the good bits for spare parts).


hello, I wonder if you have a FCC or an old tape reader for a Bell & Howell C printer with electromechanical light valve.
thanks
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