I recently sold several of the heavy Hollywood brand 16mm split reels on E-Bay (to raise filmmaking money). I now have a few of these much lighter split reels shown in the attached photo.
They are un-branded and have aluminum hubs instead of the brass hubs the Hollywood reels had.
I would not want to sell them for the same price as the Hollywood ones, but I am curious about them. Would anyone happen to know who could have manufactured them? Also, is the inferior construction indicative of merely seeking a lower price point, or were these intended for some other use besides being used on the cutting table, such as transporting or temporarily storing assembled film edits.