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No 0 Brownie Model A


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Eastman Kodak No. 0 Brownie camera model A 1916 (Film 127) 1914-1935. Model Shown Here from 1916 (Patents 1903-1916). Manufactured from 1914 to 1935.

Description - Card and wood construction with a hinged back with triangular catch and two reflecting view finders, one for Portrait and the other Landscape photos. Film: 127. Shutter: Rotary.

History - Produced from 1914 to 1935. Manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York USA. Assembled in UK 1929-1930. Variations introduced in 1917 and 1928. Model shown here is from 1916.

Info on Exposure can be found on the Antique Camera Page accessed via the Home page.

12 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
Album viewed 79 times

No 2 Brownie Model F


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Kodak Brownie - No 2 Brownie Model F (Film 120) 1924.

Description - Originally Leatherette covered card but replaced with a metal box in 1924. Fixed focus with two view finders. Film: 120. Lens: Meniscus. Shutter: Rotary.

History - The Kodak No.2 Brownie was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1901 to 1933; manufactured in the US, Canada and the UK from 1928-1935. There were numerous variations, the Model F being introduced in February 1924 when the original leatherette covered card was replaced by a metal box (with other refinements) and a tripod socket was added.

The model shown here is of Model F introduced in 1924 and was made in Great Britain. Info on Exposure can be found on the Antique Camera Page accessed via the Home page.

10 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
Album viewed 81 times

No 2 Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model B


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Canadian Kodak No.2 Cartridge Hawk-Eye – Model B 1913-1930.

Description - An inexpensive camera with a cardboard body covered with black leatherette with a real leather strap. The Hawk-eye No. 2 has two prism view finders, one on the top and the other on the right side of the camera for taking portrait and landscape photos. The shutter is a simple ‘guillotine’ type with just one speed and two apertures allowing for timed exposures operated by the pull-up tab on the top of the box. Film: KODAK 120. Shutter: Single speed rotary. Fixed Focus.

History - The Hawk-eye cameras were originally made by the Boston Camera Company who were taken over by Blair Camera Company in 1890; and subsequently taken over by Eastman Kodak in 1899 when presumably the Hawk-Eye Model A would have been produced. Model B was manufactured from 1913 until at least 1930, being made in England from 1927 to 1930. The Model shown here was manufactured in Toronto, Canada by Canadian Kodak.

Info on Exposure can be found on the Antique Camera Page accessed via the Home page.

6 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Kodak Popular Brownie


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Eastman Kodak Popular Brownie 1937-1938.

This model was manufactured from January 1937 until 1938 when it was remodelled as the ‘Six-20 Popular Brownie’ with a shorter side catch; the Six-20 version being made from 1939 to 1943. The camera which had two reflecting viewfinders was of a simple construction and design being made from card and covered in leatherette and was manufactured in the UK. Film used – ‘620 box roll film’.

3 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Kodak Portrait Brownie No 2


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Eastman Kodak Portrait Brownie no 2 - 1929-1935.

The No.2 Portrait Brownie was the first camera to be manufactured at the Harrow factory in England. This box camera has a high quality and well finished metal body with unique angled edges and bright line borders giving it style and class. As well as two well-designed viewfinders, on the top and one on the side e.g. for portrait and landscape photos the camera also has a pull-out tab that moves another lens into position specifically designed, and very effective, for taking close-up portraits. The variation to this model was in colour from the traditional dark colours such as black and brown to more elaborate colours including red and green.

3 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Kodak Six-20 Brownie Model C


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Kodak Six-20 Brownie C (Kodak 620 film) 1946-1953.

Description - Morocco-grained imitation leather covered metal body with two view finders. 1946-53: Plain matt enamel front with metal wind knob and release button, and 1953-57: Horizontally striped front with plastic wind knob and release button; and a triangular spring back catch. Film: 620. Shutter: Single blade. Lens: Meniscus f/11, 100mm.

Brief Exposure Times - Near sunrise or sunset, or in deep shade: 1-5 seconds. Indoors near to window: 5-10 seconds. Interiors lit by daylight: 5-30 seconds.

History - Manufactured in the UK. Produced from 1946 to 1957. Variation introduced in 1953. Model shown here is from the original 1946-1953 batch.

13 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
Album viewed 97 times

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Kodak Pocket Cameras
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No 1a Folding Pocket Automatic


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No.1a folding pocket automatic Kodak 1905-1912 with red bellows and (1912 to 1915 with black bellows).

The Kodak No. 1a Folding Pocket camera was made between 1905 and 1915, until 1912 with red bellows and from 1912 to 1915 with black bellows. The model displayed here with red bellows was patented in 1908 and made until late 1912. From November 1912 until 1915 the model was manufactured with black bellows. The bed of the camera was self-extracting e.g. it automatically popped out when the catch was released. The shutter speeds are ‘I B and T’ and the camera uses 2.5 x 4.25 inch exposures on ‘116 roll film’.

6 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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No 1a Pocket Kodak


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Eastman Kodak No 1a Pocket Kodak (Film A116) 1926-1932.

Description - The No. 1A Pocket Kodak camera was constructed with a strong aluminium body and covered with a durable material; the metal parts being finished in nickel or black enamel. The camera’s features included a black bellows, autographic feature, a worm screw focusing device, a focusing scale, reversible view finder, and two tripod sockets. The camera had the option of various lenses and used A116 film which could take twelve exposures per roll.

History - The No. 1A Pocket Kodak was a folding camera manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1926 to 1932.

7 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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No 2a Folding Autographic Brownie


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Eastman Kodak No 2a Folding Autographic Brownie 1915-1926 (Film A116).

Description - The No. 2A Folding Autographic Brownie camera was a metal construction with imitation leather covering a reversible reflecting view finder and sliding focusing with lock. Film: The camera used A116 films capable of taking up to twelve exposures per roll. Lenses: meniscus or Achromatic Rapid Rectilinear. Shutters: Ball Bearing or Kodex (from 1924-26). Focusing was by distance zone, 8, 25 and 100ft detents on bellows extension.

History - The No. 2A Folding Autographic Brownie camera, originally made with square end cases, was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak company from 1915 to 1926. The square end case was changed to rounded edges in November 1917, from serial number 64,501. This was a folding camera made by the Canadian Kodak Company in Toronto, Canada and the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, USA. The camera shown here with leather carry case was made in the USA c1925 with a Bausch and Lomb lens Aperture f4 to f64; other models had Apertures of f7.9 to f22 and the early models Aperture was ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’.

11 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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No 3 Autographic Kodak


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Eastman Kodak No 3 Autographic Kodak special 1914-1926 (Patent 1907)

Description - This camera was constructed with an aluminium body and covered with genuine Persian morocco with metal parts finished in nickel or black enamel and included two tripod sockets. The camera which used A118 roll film cartridge was capable of taking 10 post card size exposures and also included the autographic feature; an option to write information on the back of the negative with a stylus such as name, date and place etc. Other features included a range finder, an adjustable rack and pinion focus, a focusing scale, and a reversible view finder.

History - The No. 3 Autographic Kodak Special Camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1914 to 1926. The next model up, the No. 3A Autographic Kodak Special Camera (almost identical to this model) was manufactured from 1914 to 1934 and from 1916 became Kodak's first rangefinder camera.

13 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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No 3a Autograhpic Kodak Model C


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Eastman Kodak No. 3a Autographic Kodak Model C - 1914-1934.

This is the autographic version of the 3A which allowed the photographer to write notes onto the back of the negative. This pocket folding camera used 122 film, had a ball bearing shutter T, B, 1/25 - 1/100 and was made from wood covered in leather.

12 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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No 3a Folding Pocket Automatic Model B3


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Eastman Kodak No 3a pocket b-3 1903-1915.

Description - This camera was constructed of Aluminium with nickel fittings and was covered in seal grain leather and included two tripod sockets on the body. Other features included a reversible view finder, spirit level and focusing scale. Film: 122.

History - The No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak was designed to be carried in a top coat pocket and was manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company from 1903 to 1915. It was available in various models including B, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, C, and G. The model shown here is the B-3.

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Junior Six 16


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A folding Bellows camera introduced in 1935 and discontinued in 1937.

7 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 62 times

Vest Pocket Autographic Special


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Vest Pocket Kodak. Use Autographic 1915-1926 (Film 127).

Description - The Kodak vest pocket camera was light and small and designed to fit into the top jacket pocket. It used 127 films with eight exposures per roll and included the autographic feature. The body was constructed of metal with a black enamel finish and black leather bellows and was fitted with a meniscus achromatic lens and No. 0 Kodak ball bearing shutter with reversible view finder.

History - The Vest Pocket Kodak Camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1915 to 1926 and included the autographic feature which was an option to write information on the back of the negative with a stylus such as name, date and place etc. this feature being originally introduced in into Kodak cameras in 1912.

11 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Vest Pocket Model B


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Vest Pocket Kodak Model B (A127 film) 1925-1934.

Description - Vest Pocket Kodak Model B Single Lens. Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA. Camera, black bellows. Lens has fixed or adjustable focus and a rotary shutter with four stops including instantaneous and time; and a reversible view finder. The body is all metal covered in iridescent finish with nickel and black enamel fittings and one tripod socket; camera, black bellows. Film: A127 (Eight Exposures per roll of film)

History - Manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1925 to 1934. Kodak has been a Trade Mark since 1888.

Info on the Autographic Feature and Exposure can be found on the Antique Camera Page accessed via the Home page.

10 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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