ELMO was founded in 1921 as SAKAKI SHOKAI (SAKAKI Co.) in Nagoya by Hidenobu Sakaki.
The company released its first 16mm projector Type A in 1927, the first such projector manufactured in Japan.
It was renamed GK ERUMO-SHA (ELMO Partnership) in 1933, and later, was incorporated as KK ERUMO-SHA (ELMO CO., LTD.) in 1949.
ELMO stands for Electricity Light Machine Organization.
ELMO is a worldwide known brand of 16mm portable projectors since many years. While the EIKI stationary projectors are so popular in the world, the ELMO stationary projectors are less known outside Japan.
16-F: Magnetic and optical – 16-FS: Optical only – 16-FR: Magnetic and optical, plus magnetic recording
The LX-1100 model is also available.
Power supply: Single phase AC 100-260V, 50 or 60Hz LX-1100; Single phase AC 200-260V, 50 or 60Hz LX-2200
Power consumption: 3.4KVA LX-1100; 4.6KVA LX-2200
Film: 16mm optical and magnetic sound films and 16mm optical sound film recorded with laser recording system, plus 16mm optical stereo/2-track sound films (LX-2200 only)
Projection speed: 24 fps
Reverse projection: Possible
Remote projection: Possible (with optional remote control)
Changeover projection: Possible (with optional connection cable)
Rewinding: High-speed rewinding without changing over reels
Film break interlock switch: Provided. In case film breaks during projection by accident, projector stops automatically.
Hour meter: Built-in
Loop restorer: Automatic
Reel capacity: 1800 m (6000 ft)
Tilting: -15° to +5°
Projector body: Substantially casting aluminum alloy and steel sheet
Projection lamp: 1000W Ozone-free Xenon-arc lamp LX-1100; 2000W Ozone-free Xenon-arc lamp LX-2200
Lamp current: Max. 50A LX-1100; Max. 80A LX-2200
Light condensing system: Multi-reflective with Oval mirror and Cold mirror installed in the lamphouse
Projection lens: F/1.2 f-50mm Elmo projection lens as standard (Available a variety of projection lenses as option)
Film transport mechanism: 3 sprockets; Intermittent film feeding apparatus provided with shutter and installed in a casing having therein Quadruple cam/Cylinder cam/Film transmitting claw/Gears; Film sending reel-arm; and Film winding device. Grease lubrication system. Automatic loop setter provided. Capable for reverse film-feeding.
Xenon-arc lamp actuator: Generator for high voltage with high frequency ampere controller and monitor ammeter, which are built in the projector body.
Exciter lamp: 4V-0.75A DC
Amplifier: Pre/Main amplifier 1 pc. LX-1100; Pre/Main amplifier 2 pcs. LX-2200
Aux output: 600 ohms balanced type, -15 dBm to +6 dBm
Aux input: 10 K-ohms, -20 dB to 0 dB
Speaker output: 8ohms 50W (Max. 60W) LX-1100; 8 ohms 50W + 50W (Max. 60W + 60W) LX-2200
Level indication: LED (Light Emitting Diode)
Tone control: Treble and Bass separate control
Public address: Possible
Noise-reducer terminal: Provided. (LX-2200 only)
Monitor speaker: Built-in 12cm speaker
Main: Synchronous motor 1 pc.
Film take-up/rewind: Torque motor 2 pcs.
Cooling: Induction motor 4 pcs.
Dimensions: 174 X 49 X 38 cm (68.5 X 19.3 X 15.0 in.)
Weight: 110 kgs. (243 lbs.) LX-1100; 120 kgs. (265 lbs.) LX-2200