My "world" is 'the arts' and more specifically, music, artwork and hand crafted/decorated chinaware's.
I am not a film enthusiast but an associate has asked me to find new owners for THEIR large collection of photographic and film stock ... this is one of those items.
Most of the film stock is Super 8 or Regular 8 film but I also found some 16mm, this is one of those 16mm film reels
Unfortunately, while I have a number of Super 8 & Standard 8 projectors, I have no equipment for 16mm so the information I can provide about this film reel is limited
THE ELEVENTH HOUR - 16mm format Reel
15 inch (fully loaded)
2000 feet estimated or a run time of approximately 55 minutes (assuming 24fps)
Black & White
Film print date 1963
After examining the beginning of the film and reading the information, I believe this is 3x reels placed onto this large reel (and presumably spliced together) - see below for the actual film details
The Eleventh Hour was an American medical drama about psychiatry starring Wendell Corey, ran for 62 episodes on NBC TV
This reel appears to contain just ONE episode, Season 1 Episode 22
It went to "air" in 1963
Wendel Corey was the star of the series and in this episode (Five Moments Out Of Time) a guest appearance is made by Sylvia Sidney.
Sylvia Sidney was a very accomplished American actress, appearing in Hitchcock movies such as Sabotage and many other very well known movies in the mid 1930's. Her appearance on this television show was much later in her career (she was aged 53 at this time)
On with the cotton gloves and let's take a look at the beginning of this reel ...
The can is plastic, the reel all metal
On the can is stamped
REEL & CAN
MADE IN ENGLAND
Carefully unwinding the film, I find this information on the film
* White leader film
FIVE MOMENTS OUT OF TIME 1727 XXX 11TH HOUR SERIES REEL 1-2-3 TV
BLACK FILM (No images)
Section of film with "countdown"
Film begins ....
BLACK & WHITE
SOUND STRIPE, actually there appears to be 2x stripes on the edge of the film - I seem to recall that one was used for sound and the other for synchro purposes - but I am not sure these days (the brain is getting foggy!)
Film "feels" fine (not brittle) but perhaps needs a clean? I am no expert on this but I suspect that a film 60 years old is going to need some love and attention!
While examining the beginning of film I noticed NO "disasters"
NO torn film
NO damaged sprocket holes
Film "appears" to be relatively clean
The film DOES NOT feel brittle or fragile and I did not notice damage from previous use.
As much as I would love to, I cannot view this film and make further judgements about it's condition. After gaining the information above from the beginning frames, I carefully wound ALL the film I had extracted (there is a LOT of film on this reel) and carefully placed it safely away, waiting for a new owner!