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Old 27th Jun 2019, 4:15 pm   #75
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Default Re: Bell and Howell TQII 1652 16mm projector

A columnist in "Amateur Cine World" in the 1960's gave that as the reason for the introduction of 18, and berated other manufacturers for following suit. All the pre-war 8mm and 16mm amateur cameras I have come across used 16 as the standard speed.
B&H projectors could be supplied to special order with a 3 blade shutter for showing silent films, so as to give the same 48 flicks per second as sound films running at 24fps with the 2 blade shutter normally fitted to sound projectors.

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