Cummings & Wilson Model E

The Cummings & Wilson Model E. This article covers photographs of models and assembly of the Model E.

Taken from The C & W Manual written up by Richard Ashton.

Other articles on the C & W projectors are also written up in detail.

Announcement advertisement in Everyones October 29 1930

Announcement advertisement in Everyones October 29 1930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This advertisement of November 26 1931 shows that conversion of model D’s and earlier models could be made for £18:10

model E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&W Model E Rear Shutter Picture Gallery

mODEL e 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The original price for the new Model E was £142 projector and top spool box

The sound head is Western Electric including a separate pre-amp box and stand, Arc lamp is Hamilton and Baker, the Pedestal and bottom take up spool box  C&W

In the first 8 week after the launch 30 model E projectors were sold

In the first 8 week after the launch 30 model E projectors were sold. Front view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flywheel side shows the cover for the (two leather?) drive belts Also the chain drive leading to the bottom spool box shows an interesting chain tensioned and drag clutch fitting…see the end on view the bottom spool box

Flywheel side shows the cover for the (two leather?) drive belts Also the chain drive leading to the bottom spool box shows an interesting chain tensioned and drag clutch fitting…see the end on view the bottom spool box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&W Senior model E No. 474

C&W E series 4 No. 474 shows new large real shutter

C&W E series 4 No. 474 shows new large real shutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front elevation shows new lens holder and micro focus adjuster wheel

Front elevation shows new lens holder and micro focus adjuster wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flywheel side of the model E shows a new fibre main drive wheel

Flywheel side of the model E shows a new fibre main drive wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flywheel 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assembling the Model E

Screws for the framing lifter bar bracket are inserted up from the underside

Screws for the framing lifter bar bracket are inserted up from the underside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the framing lifter and the oil resisting plate through the main plate

Insert the framing lifter and the oil resisting plate through the main plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nip up the framing lifter nut flywheel side

Nip up the framing lifter nut flywheel side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure the lifter to the faming unit with the fulcrum pin

Secure the lifter to the faming unit with the fulcrum pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Framing lifter ready to go

Framing lifter ready to go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early type Western Electric gear mounting plate and drive gear ready to fix onto the plate of an early C&W model D Note the early oiling hole

Early type Western Electric gear mounting plate and drive gear ready to fix onto the plate of an early C&W model D Note the early oiling hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refit the main fibre driving gear without the holding screws

Refit the main fibre driving gear without the holding screws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the threaded floppy disk drive gear

Insert the threaded floppy disk drive gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a large pointed screw driver tighten up the holding screw

With a large pointed screw driver tighten up the holding screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then Carefully push on the flywheel, engaging its gear to the main gear

Insert it 90° to the engage in an anti-clockwise motion and twist it clock-wise as it carefully engages with the main driving gear

Insert it 90° to the engage in an anti-clockwise motion and twist it clock-wise as it carefully engages with the main driving gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the collar spacer

Insert the collar spacer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount the outer bearing holder bracket into its engineering pins

Mount the outer bearing holder bracket into its engineering pins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert and nip up the holding screws

Insert and nip up the holding screws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Push in the outer ball bearing and its bearing bush

Push in the outer ball bearing and its bearing bush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace the bearing keeper with its screw

Replace the bearing keeper with its screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tighten up the bearing keeper screw

Tighten up the bearing keeper screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotate the intermittent flywheel clock-wise to see that all is rotating smoothly

Rotate the intermittent flywheel clock-wise to see that all is rotating smoothly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model E rear view showing Gate and Intermittent sprocket

Model E rear view showing Gate and Intermittent sprocket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic cut-off Actuating lever, Ball race, Holder and protection bar

Automatic cut-off Actuating lever, Ball race, Holder and protection bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic cut off blade and actuating rod

Automatic cut off blade and actuating rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermittent Shoe position adjusting screw Note gate central sliding position mark

Intermittent Shoe position adjusting screw Note gate central sliding position mark