Friday, December 9, 2016

William Sargent - Inventor Extraordinaire!

Here's a recent photo of William Sargent sitting behind his awesome PT Cruiser Convertible (click to enlarge). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is the father-inventor of the versatile Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly. Soon we will be hearing about William's days living in LA. 

More to come friends! Including the SUPER RARE film presentation of the Mini-Crab Dolly that William and his partner, Robert Kelljchian, filmed with William's Bolex H-16. This was to show attendees at the SMPTE show in Los Angeles, just how easy it was to unpack and use the Mini-Crab. This film was shown on a constant-loop projector at the show. 

This will be uploaded to YouTube, soon!  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday William Sargent!

Monday, November 28th is William Sargent's Birthday! All of us would like to extend heartfelt birthday wishes to the consummate actor, voice-over artist, inventor of the Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly and friend to many...a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy Birthday William!!!!

Love, the Zaryk's and the readers of the Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly blogsite!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Welcome to the Sarkell Society and the Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly Site!

Greetings! Adam and I like to welcome you to our site regarding the ever so versatile Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly. The Mini-Crab Dolly was ingeniously designed by veteran film and TV actor, William Sargent. There's more on both William Sargent and the Mini-Crab Dolly within this site. Please be sure to hit the 'Older Posts' tab near the bottom of each page to see more posts. If you're an owner of a Mini-Crab, we'd like to invite you to register your dolly with us, as we will be soon be posting the member page. You can email Adam and I directly at 

Here's an original sales brochure that was sent to me from Berkey-Colortran in the early 70's about the sleek and nearly portable Mini-Crab Dolly. This brochure was my first introduction to the Mini-Crab. It was told to me by the inventor of the Mini-Crab, William Sargent, that the gentleman peering from behind the above Arriflex is filmmaker, Chris Roberts. Chris was the son of actor Pernell Roberts of Bonanza fame. Click on either image to enlarge. We hope to become a resource to you and welcome your experience using the Mini-Crab. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or are currently selling a Mini-Crab. 

 We look forward to talking with you and we again welcome you to the world of the Mini-Crab Dolly and the Sarkell Society - Sincerely, Adam and Greg Zaryk                                               

The specifications of the Mini-Crab Dolly. We hope to hear from you and thank you for visiting!