<<August 2012: the digital version is not available through Share-It anymore. If you really want it, send me a PM>>
After obtaining a collection of rare German 35mm theatre projectors, the next challenge was to find information about them. A visit to the Film Museum in Berlin resulted in discovering a unique work: Deutsche Laufbildprojektoren by Herbert Tümmel.
The book covers 326 German 35mm and 70mm projectors from 1896-1980
, their technical development, and has 238 pages packed with 200 detailed images. If you need info about this type of projectors, it is a unique publication.
Published in 1986, it has been out of print for a long time. Author Herbert Tümmel worked for Zeiss Ikon/Ernemann from 1932 until 1976. Co-author/consultant Mr. Jochen Hergersberg and the German Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek were so kind to allow me to digitize it. To get the digitized version
: download it from Share-it
for a fraction of the actual digitizing cost. Bonus: included are extra research notes from Mr. Hergersberg which are not in the original book
You can see a preview of what it's like here
. Don't let the German language hold you back - the many illustrations (double click to enlarge them) and data speak for itself.