My parents bought this movie projector in Switzerland in 1959 and it is still in working condition. I am wondering if anyone knows how I would go about selling it and what it might be worth. The projector is housed in a gorgeous pink hard case and has the original instruction book.
The Zeiss Ikon 8mm Movilux projector was made in Germany by Zeiss Ikon AG. The projector is somewhat small and looks like it was built-into the half of a die-cast case. The covers came in five colors which included blue, green, coral red (pink), Ivory, and grey.
This projector was made starting in late 1958 with first sales in Germany in early 1959. It was equipped with a multi-coated 6-element f/1.3 lens and has film transport speeds of 16, 18, and 24 frames per second. A permanently lubricated synchronous motor provided a noiseless constant speed. The projection lamp is a CXR/CXL 8V 50W C6 type.
Zeiss Ikon became Zeiss Ikon AG in late 1926 by the fusion of several German camera manufacturers. By 1927-28 two more German photo companies merged with them as well. These companies included camera, optics, paper, and chemical manufacturers.
Later Movilux 8 models were designated 8A, 8B, 8R, and Sound-Coupler. Production ended sometime in 1961.
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- Yard sale. - Garage sale. - Flea market. (the above speak for themselves)
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- If you wish to donate equipment you can do so at local thrift stores such as AmVets, Red-White-Blue, Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul, Goodwill, church or other organization for their annual bazaar, rummage sale, etc...
I have a Zeiss IKon Movielux projector and on ebay they are going for £20-£40 which is quite ridiculous as they can go for up too £220 so my only advise is to make sure you are comfortable with the price people are asking and if you're selling on Ebay set a reserve price one you are comfortable with.