Kodak Supermatic 8 processor.
"The Supermatic 8 Processor can be
loaded in daylight with any Super-8 cartridge (50 foot, 200 foot, and
special 400 foot cartridges). The processed film, ready to project, emerges
13 1/2 minutes later (50 feet). The machine needs only sources of water and
electricity, and a drain. Chemicals are added from prepared packages, and
the processor automatically maintains chemistry quality. When chemicals are
exhausted, the machine disposes of them, cleans itself, and calls for new
chemicals before it will restart. The Supermatic 8 processor can at present
process only a single emulsion, the new Kodak [Ektachrome] SM 7244, which is
available in 50 foot and 200 foot silent and sound cartridges. The price of
the Supermatic 8 processor is $12,500. About 10-20 Super 8 cartridges per
day will amortize such a capital outlay, over a few years' period, by
comparison with typical commercial processing costs." (Text from American
Cinematographer magazine, Super-8 Laboratory Services and Stocks by
Richard Leman, November 1975, p 1315).