Look Back at Lighting ------ Hanimex Aquarius Range

The Hanimex Aquarius range Consisted of projectors modified by Pluto and sold back to Hanimex. The Pluto range of attachments and effects completed the catalog. The Aquarius range projectors are rare today.

Shown Above are box covers (outer packing) for the Hanimex 100 projector. The one on the left is an early graphic used on the very first units. This was improved on by about 1973 as shown by the graphic on the right Shown below the 100 and 1000 model projectors. There was a catalog, all i have left is the front cover. The wheel image is from a rather unique 6" wheel called "Crystal", seems to have crystals grown on the glass then coloured. This is not a polarising wheel and I have never seen another of these wheels--have you?

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Later 100 projector, note motor position
1000 model, notice the stickers (lower is earlier)
Early 100 projector with additional lens
Liquisplode unit
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**See also the Pluto page**
Motor used by Pluto on most attachments
Liqisplode in operation
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The Aquarius range consisted of the 100,1000 and Syllabus projector units. The Syllabus had a 250w QI lamp and took the 'Intachange' motor plates and accessories. For motor plates the Sterling motor was used and also on some of the fixed motor units, although it is evident that Cruzet units were also fitted at some time. The 1000 model projector was also available fitted with a Liquisplode (see Pluto page). Effect wheels available were basically the Pluto range. Check Pluto and Lightomation pages for images.
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Click to view full size Click to view full size Click to view full size The effects catalog is a direct copy of that used by Pluto and Lightomation, all effects were supplied of course by Pluto who modified the projectors for Hanimex. There were other effects but I have no pics yet.
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Pictured above are rare shots of the Hanimex Syllabus 2000. Also viewable in the second shot is the 1000 painted red and oh joy..to it's right is the Syllabus 4000 (ignore the Tutors)    
Autochanger Box Autochanger Atochanger Rear Autochanger Rear
Shown above is the 3 cassette autochanger unit. A small solenoid (operated from a 555 timer) allowed the mechanism to rotate to the next effect. it could be advanced manually from a cable plugged into the small socket to be seen next to the timer knob. Far left is the original box, as I remember little packing was used.
I will add more info to this page as I find it.
   
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