It's always a great event for you, your family,
and your guests when you show your films and bring the
happy past back to life on the screen.
You are now the fortunate owner of a EUMIG P8m,
the ideal projector for the job, as it has everything
necessary for the perfect projection of your valuable
Your P8m is the product of experienced
designers and highly skilled craftsmen, and possesses
many excellent features that you will appreciate more and
more as time goes by.
The EUMIG P8m uses a low voltage lamp and gives
exceedingly bright illumination - in the same way as a
car headlamp. EUMIG was the first firm to use this
principle in 8 mm. projectors, and it has proved it value
a thousand times over.
The optical system, further developed in this
projector, with its outstanding lens, transmits
extraordinarily large and vividly brilliant pictures.
Thanks to its high-precision film transport mechanism,
the EUMIG P8m gives outstanding freedom from
flicker and maximum protection for your films.
In spite of its small size, the EUMIG P8m can
take 400 ft. spools without having to be mounted on a
The EUMIG P8m is simple and almost foolproof in
operation. Even if the controls are wrongly actuated it
is almost impossible to damage the projector, but we
would ask you to read the following instructions
carefully all the same. Your EUMIG P8 will repay this
study with trouble-free running.
your projector to mains please refer to your
electric meter to check up on your mains supply. The
EUMIG P8m will operate only on 110 - 240 v. A.C.
(50 - 60 cycles). The voltage selector A (fig. 3) above
the mains socket is normally set to 220 volts. If you do
not have 220 volt current you must adjust the voltage
selector by tirning it until the correct voltage is
opposite the white dot. Before you reset the voltage
selector, you must disconnect the mains lead. Now swing
out the two spool arms (fig. 4) - the drive belts always
remain in position.You can now connect up your P8m
to the mains by inserting the female plug of the mains
lead supplied into the socket B (fig. 3). Please notice
the connection for room lighting (C, fig. 3). It is most
inconvenient to have to grope in the dark for switches
before and after showing films, to say nothing of the
risk of jolting the projector, or tripping over carpets
and leads. So we suggest that you connect up a table lamp
or small standard lamp to the socket C on the projector.
The lamp goes out automatically when the projector is
switched on and comes on again when the projector is
Set the speed regulator A (fig. 5) at its middle
position. Switch on the motor and projection lamp by
means of switch B.
(Switch C operates the forward/reverse mechanism.
There will be more about this under "Reverse
Your P8m has a specially developed illumination
system working on the low voltage principle which
guarantees high image brilliancy and maximum lamp
The projection lamp used is a 12 watt lamp with a four
pin bayonet cap.
To replace the lamp, open the lamp housing as shown in
fig. 6, turn the lamp slightly, and pull it out.
CAUTION. The lamp will be hot after projection!
Insert a new lamp by pressing down slightly and turning
in a clockwise direction.Replace the lid of the lamp
housing (Fig. 7). It is not necessary to centre the
projection lamp, as these special lamps are pre-centred,
that is, the position of the light point in relation to
the cap has already been set with great accuracy by the
The two screw feet D (fig. 5) are for tilting the
In order to comply with regulations in various countries regarding
the earthing of electrical appliances, the P8m is provided
with an earth socket (main pictures,
Having trained your P8m on the screen and set
the projector to the correct height, you can thread the
film, with the projector switched off, of course. This is
exceptionally easy as the film track is well marked and
all parts are easily accessible.
Put the feed spool on the front arm, fix it in
position by turning down the spring tongue, and unwind
about 18 inches of film.You will no doubt have spliced a
leader onto the film. For normal operation it is entirely
immaterial whether the film unwinds from the feed spool
clockwise or anti-clockwise.The only important factor is
to see that the perforations are on the right looking
towards the screen from behind the projector.Of course, a
film that has been run through the projector must be
rewound, otherwise you will project the whole film
Now open the gate by turning lever A downwards, thread
the film (see fig. 8), and close the gate by moving the
lever back. Please do not put the gate-opening lever
completely over to the right - this would switch on the
Fig. 9 shows how the film is led past the feed
sprocket after forming the loop indicated on the side of
the projector.Pull gently in the direction of the arrow,
and the perforations will be engaged by the teeth of the
feed sprocket. Lead the film past the take-up sprocket in
the same way, pull it gently backwards until the sprocket
teeth engage the perforations, then lead it backwards
under the guide rolls, and fix to the spool on the rear
arm (Fig. 10).
NOTE: Films that have just come from the processors
will usually wind off as shown in Sketch 1 on their first
run through the projector. In this particular case
reverse projection is impossible as the film would not be
wound on to the forward spool. Only when the film has
been run through once normally and subsequently reqound
will it come off the spool in such a way (see Sketch II)
that reverse projection is possible.
At the rear of the projector is the knob for manual operation of
the projector mechanism (main pictures,
Fig. 2). This feature enables you to ensure, before showing your film
to an audience, that the claw is transporting the film correctly.
Here we should like to mention the handy EUMIG 400
ft.spools. As you will see from Fig.11, spring tongues
are attached to the cores, and by this simple means the
film is held firm.
The P8m is now ready for projection. Switch it on by means
of switch A, as shown in Fig. 12 (switch B must be set to "Forward"
but lever C must not be set at "Still" - in other words, the settings
should be as shown in Fig. 12). The table lamp connected to the projector
will immediately go out. Focus the lens as soon as the first images
appear by turning the lens mount to the right and left. Adjust the
running speed if necessary with the speed regulator D (Fig. 12) until
all flicker disappears.
In order to protect the film, a heat-absorption filter
is automatically interposed between the lamp and the film
when the projector is switched on, remaining in position
until the projector reaches normal speed. This filter is
also interposed when the speed is regulated to below 10
frames a second.
If parts of two frames are shown on the screen, turn
knob E until this fault disappears.
If you are expecting guests, it is advisable to have a
trial run to make any necessary adjustments for focus,
speed and framing. In a real cinema you do not see the
operator's preparations, and you will not wish to bore
your guests with threading and such operations but will
want to get on with the show.
Then all you need to do is switch on the projector.
After that you can devote your whole attention to seeing
that your guests enjoy the film. At the end of the
performance you just switch off the projector, and the
table lamp will automatically come on again.
As you will often be invited to give a film show at the home of one
of your friends, you will wish to know the size of the projected image
at various distances, or, to put it in other words, how far away the
projector has to be from the screen in order to be able to obtain
a picture of a particular size. The table in fig. 13 shows the relationship
between picture size and screen distance.
The P8m has a reverse projection mechanism. In
order to change from forward to reverse projection,
simply move over switch B (Fig. 14). (You need not switch
off the projector beforehand). The film slows down,
stops, and the reverses, and during this brief process
the heat-absorption filter is automatically interposed to
protect the film from damage.When the film is travelling
fast enugh, the heat-absorption filter is automatically
withdrawn from the light beam.
After switching from forward to reverse projection or
vice versa, you must readjust the framing.
Still projection is used for observing a single frame
of film. To operate the mechanism, set switch C as shown
in Fig. 15. In this case also the heat-absorption filter
is automatically interposed, which can be seen by the
slight darkening of the projected image.When you operate
the still projection switch, the shutter may stop in
front of the aperture plate, thus obscuring the whole
image. To correct this, turn knob F (Fig. 16) at the rear
of the projector until the frame you desire to see
becomes visiable.With this knob you can also turn the
film backwards or forwards to select a particular
Rewinding is a very simple and speedy operation with
the Eumig P8m as the projector has power rewind.
You will find this a great blessing with the large 400
If the trailer has not completely run through, open
the gate by moving the level downwards, remove the film
gently from the film channel and disengage it from the
feed and take-up sprockets by pressing at the spot marked
X (Fig. 17). Lead the film directly from the rear to the
forward spool and fix it to the latter. Turn lever A as
far forward as it will go, which couples up the rewind
mechanism, and the film will be rewound quickly. When
rewinding is almost complete, it is advisable to reduce
the speed by means of the motor speed regulator. For
rewinding, switch B must be set to "Forward". If you have
set it to "Reverse" by mistake and switched on the rewind
mechanism, the projector motor will run, but the forward
spool will not resolve.
Maintenance of the P8m
Keep the projector scrupulously clean, especially
those parts that come into contact with the film. To
facilitate cleaning the gate, the lens mount can be swung
out to the right by turning the gate-opening lever -
first disconnect the mains lead! Both the gate and the
interchangeable lens must be cleaned from time to time
with a soft cloth or brush. Any dirt or film dust should
be removed from the gate with a wooden skewer or some
such object, Please do not use any metal object for this
purpose - it would scratch the gate and thus damage your
Oil the projector from time to time (only one drop per oiling point!).
We recommend the use of an oil free from any acid or residues, of
medium thickness such as Shell X 100/50. Loosen the locking screw
(Fig. 2), open the projector lid, and the oiling points are all accessible.The
oiling points, indicated by arrows in Fig. 18 are marked on the projector
with red dots. Do not oil the motor or spool axle bearings - they
have been life-lubricated by us and do not need any further attention.
Care should be taken that the rubber drive belts and
motor carbons do not become contaminated with oil. The
latter can easily be removed for cleaning, if necessary.
Simply loosen the screw of the lower carbon on the base
of the projector with a coin.
If you should have occasion to replace one of the wire drive belts
A or B, first of all put the gate-opening lever as far over to the
right as it will go, as if you were going to rewind.
To replace the rubber drive belt C, first set the
still projection lever to "Still". You can now fit the
belt, putting it first over the upper and then over the
[For information about availability of spare parts, including
drive belts, see Spares and Repairs]
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