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Old 29th June 2019, 11:46
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We had Bell & Howell movie projectors on Elder Dempster ships and films were usually shown across No. 4 hatch. During one voyage the projector gave up the ghost and examination found a main gear wheel (made of plastic) had stripped all its teeth. It seemed no more movies for the rest of the voyage but on a whim I visited the Photographic department of the Kingsway in Lagos to see if they sold spares. Within minutes I had a new gear wheel which was installed by the Lecky and all was well with the world!
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