Easy Reel Loading
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Warning: Only load film in total darkness. These pictures were taken as demonstrations.
Jammed film as I try to get it moving smoothly on the reel
Ball bearing designed for pulling the film on to the reel
Cover behind bearing, it's only glued
I carefully cut this off with a modeling knife and remove the bearing from each side. Here it is with the ball bearing out
Pull the film half way round the reel when first inserted. It will pull on easily now