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Bell and Howell 16 mm diagram . don't know how to thread the film

We don't know how to thread the film in my mother's 16 mm projector. My Mother passed away and we would love to watch her old home movies. She loved family gatherings...and the joy showing her movies brought all the relatives. Now none of us know how to thread the machine and there is no diagram. Could you send me a diagram of how to thread a 16 mm projector Model A, Design 273? We would really appreciate it. Thanks so much

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If the backside of the arm opposite the the pin holding the reel has a screw [possibly plastic] loosen it 1/2 turn at a time. First put a film reel on the pin to check each adjustment buy putting the empty reel with your finger.

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