Bell & Howell HI-LYTE slide projector

Bell & Howell Hi-Lyte slide projectorBell & Howell ‘HI-LYTE’ slide projector # 710
made in Australia 1963

And still the slide projectors come to me! This is the SIXTH one on the blog. The last one, a Bell & Howell ‘Family’ projector was made just two years after this one…the design changes over those two years are quite amazing. [See B & H projector ‘Family’ post, below.]

This projector sold for £32.10 back in 1965 [I have the original warranty card and receipt.] And that was a whole lot of money. The projector works like a charm- and the 300 watt lamp it takes is still available. The 16mm lens is astigmat coated- and it’s a’ hi-style’ lens [presumably that’s where the hi-lyte comes from?] The projector has a cast metal construction and comes with its original manual.

Fun for the whole family! Get those slides out of hibernation and have a slide night. If you don’t have any slides, I have a whole lot- you can have a vicarious vacation!

For sale: $AUD125

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Bell & Howell ‘Family’ slide projector

Bell & Howell 'Family' slide projectorBell & Howell ‘Family’ slide projector # 717
made in Australia 1965

And still the slide projectors come to me! This is the fifth one on the blog, and there are maybe a couple more still waiting to be photographed and posted. I can’t help myself…slide projectors are endlessly fascinating to me.

This ‘Family’ projector comes in its original box, with its ‘lifetime guarantee’ and instruction manual. The original owner carefully transcribed the serial number of the machine and date of purchase on the guarantee card [12.8.65]  It uses a 250V short envelope bayonet lamp, which are still available…and it’s in perfect working order [having been checked by an electrician.]

The ‘Family’ comes with a couple of random Ektachrome slides, which will duly passed onto the next owner. The machine has a manual slide-changer [automatic slide-changers didn’t come in until the 70s] which makes the whole slide-night experience especially retro!

For sale: $AUD125

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