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.
Before Connecting 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 switched off.
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 projection")
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
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 rewind mechanism.
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 rewound will it come
off the spool in such a way (see Sketch II) that reverse projection
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
mujst 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
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 ne
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
betweenpicture 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 visible.With this knob you can also
turn the film backwards or forwards to select a particular frame.
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 accasion 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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