Last week NHF received an equipment donation from the Brooklin Keeping Society. One was very useful, namely an 8mm projector, but one with lots of bells and whistles (8mm, Super8, and sound too). An extra projector like this will be especially useful when we celebrate International Home Movie Day at the Maine Historical Society on October 16, 2010. (We'll give you specifics as the day approaches, but Home Movie Day provides a chance for everyone to bring in their old home movies and get an assessment of their condition and perhaps even screen a couple of reels.)
The second item donated is an RCA Victor 1/4" audio cassette player. Regular cassettes (like the one that used to be in your car) use tape 1/8" wide. This donated one is the first one I have ever seen!
Once again our thanks to the Brooklin Keeping Society and Claire Sullivan for thinking of us. We don't need every piece of equipment, but the ones we DO need are ever harder to find. Now, if someone would just come in with an urgent need to transfer a giant cassette.