Bolex Model P Projector


9.5mm Projector


  • CONSTRUCTION: Grey enamel finish
  • REEL CAPACITY: Reel arms accommodate 400 ft reels.
  • THREADING: Manual threading and loop forming of film.
  • POWER: Runs on 110v AC or DC power supply.
  • LAMP: 250w or 400w lamp; Side located lamp housing reflects light at a 90 degree angle and through the lens.
  • LENS: Interchangeable lenses
  • SPEED: 16 frames per second; Notch title projection; Reverse projection; Rapid motor rewind.
  • OTHER FEATURES: Direct draft ventilation and cooling of lamp; Adjustable base with tilting screws for proper alignment of projected image;

Notes and Comments

The Bolex Model P was a single gauge 9.5mm projector featuring a notch title stop device. Because 9.5mm was never a popular film format here in the United States, I have little information on this projector. Although it was advertised in the US, it was simply referred to as a "Bolex 9.5mm model", rather than the P or PA.

The projector was modified twice; the later version included a more powerful projection lamp. If you have more information on this model, please email me.

Model P

1932 -- 9.5mm Projector
The original version of the Model P featured a 250 watt lamp.

Model PA

1937 -- 9.5mm Projector
This may possibly be referred to as Model PA2. This later version used a 400 Watt lamp.