The Kodak Canada collection contains records and artifacts from the Kodak Heights manufacturing facility in Toronto, as well as the historical collection belonging to the Kodak Heritage Collection Museum. The collection consists of photographs, negatives, advertising records, magazines, pamphlets, daily record books, recipe books, cameras and other photographic equipment produced by Kodak Canada Inc., or other Kodak plants around the world. The collection includes a small selection of financial records, blueprints for Kodak facilities in Canada, and other corporate ephemera, as well as photographs of events, buildings and individual employees that illustrate the social life of the company.
Item is a 48 gallon copper kettle with a silver-plated liner. It was installed in building #3 of the Kodak Heights plant in 1915 for making photographic emulsion for black and white paper and was used until 1974. The kettle was used to make the first photographic emulsion produced in Canada and was referred to as the "making kettle".
Item consists of a small format camera. It has a Kodak Flash 300 Shutter 1/25-1/300, a 44mm f/3.5 Kodak Anaston Lens and uses 135 film format. It features a faster shutter and a shorter focal length to previous models. The body is made of brown Bakelite. Above the lens is an aperture scale for Kodachrome and Ektachrome films.
Item is a small rectangular camera with a black plastic body, flip out lens, and a 22mm f/5.6 lens. Made for the Canadian market, it reads "appareil Kodak EKTRALITE camera" beside a silver on green number "30".
Item is a box camera made for use with Kodak 120 film. It resembles a Kodak No. 2A Brownie, model B, but was made in Canada. Small hand held box style camera in classic leatherette casing. With leather strap on top.
Item is a box rollfilm camera made for use with 616 film. It features a meniscus lens and a rotary shutter. It has am metal body with black leatherette and a vertical art deco design on the front panel. It has 2 brilliant viewfinders and was originally sold for $4.00.
Item is a pseudo twin lens reflex camera with flashgun attachment. It has a black plastic body with metal faceplate and fittings and was made for use with 127 rollfilm. It has a Dakon lens with a simpler folding finder, as well as an additional sports finder built into the base.
Item is an eyelevel rollfilm camera with medium sized flash, built of a black plastic body and metal fittings. Part of the Kodak Brownie Star series, the camera was also made in red, blue and white, as well as in a special rwo-tone version with a Coca-Cola logo.
Item is a basic 12 exposure snapshot camera featuring a built-in flashgun for AG-1 bulbs. This camera shows a family resemblance to the Brownie Fiesta, with beige (wheat) and red (sienna) plastic body and black neck strap. Uses 127 film. Film left in camera.
Item is a small automatic camera with a moulded black plastic body and metal fittings. Made for use with 127 roll film, it was the first automatic Brownie camera and a high end model of the Kodak Brownie Star series. It features a Kodar lens f/8 and an instant shutter setting, as well as a dial to select exposure with an Automatic Exposure option. It allows for the selection of film speed value to be selected in ASA and a reading to notify the photographer if flash is necessary. Because of these features, the popular photo sharing app "Starmatic" for Apple iPhone was named after this camera.
Item is a No. 2C Kodak Junior, made for use with the No. A-130 autographic film cartridge and capable of taking 10 exposures. It is a large sized camera with black leather casing and bellows, metal clasps and slide. It was originally priced at $27.00.
Item is a No. 3A Autographic Kodak, Model C. It was manufactured from 1903-1912 with red bellows and 1912-1915 with black bellows, this item features black. Made for use with rolls of 122 film it created 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch postcard format images. It has black leather casing, metal clasps and slides.
Item is a medium sized brownie camera with black leather casing and bellows, made for use with 116 roll film. Metal clasps and slide. Equipped with Kodak Ball bearing shutter with an additional 1/100s speed for "moving objects".
Item is a large format folding bed camera with black leather casing and bellows, metal clasps and slide. It takes postcard size images with a Ball Bearing Shutter No. 2 and f7.7 Kodak Anastigmat lens. Features included adjustable focus with automatic focusing lock, reversible finder and two tripod sockets.
Item is a folding camera for 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. exposure on A116 film. The Autographic feature allowed notes to be made on the film by scratching them into the film paper with a special stylus. A window opened in the back of the camera to expose the backing paper. Has a Kodak F-79 lens, black leather casing and bellows, metal clasps and slide.
Item is a leatherette covered folding camera for exposures on 120 film. Originally designed and produced by the Boston Camera Company, Hawk-Eye camera production changed hands twice, once in 1890 when sold to the Blair Camera Company, then again in 1907, when Eastman Kodak purchased the company. Simple lens and rotary shutter. Black leather body and bellows.
Item is a medium format camera with large bulb flash attachment, black casing and bellows, metal clasps and folding viewfinder. Originally sold for US $38, it was made for use with 620 film and features a body similar to cameras of the Kodak Monitor series.
Item is a compact viewfinder camera with a built-in electronix flash, made for use with 110 cartridge film. Manufactured for the Canadian market, its nameplate reads: "appareil Kodak EKRALITE 500 camera". It features a hinged camera body that also serves as a camera grip. It has a Kodak Reomar 22mm kens and requires a 9 volt battery.
Item consists of a Kodak Hawkeye 8 Movie Camera. The camera was patented by Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, and was made by Canadian Kodak Co. Limited. It has a Kodak Ektanar Lens 13m f/2.3 and is made of plastic. It used 8mm film and was sold for 19.99 when released in 1963.
Item is an eyelevel rollfilm camera with medium sized flash, built of a black Bakelite plastic body and metal fittings. Part of the Kodak Brownie Star series, the camera was also made in red, blue and white, as well as in a special two-tone version with a Coca-Cola logo. It features a Dakon lens, rotary shutter, built-in flashgun, two aperture settings for color and black and white, and was made for use with 127 film. On metal bulb tray, handwritten in black marker "B. M.c D." Camera comes in original packaging (opened) with four extra bulbs (opened). An address sticker is attached: "James R. McDowall/ 56 Twyford Road/ Toronto 18, Ont."
Item is a small camera with black plastic and metal casing and a large folding hood over viewfinder. Made for use with 127 roll film, this camera different from the Kodak Brownie Reflex in that in featured a two-pin flash connector below the taking lens and had the shutter selector inverter. Similar to the Brownie Reflex, this Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro is a twin lens reflex camera with a fixed-focus meniscus lens.
Item consists of a compact camera with Kodet Lens and tripod mount. Pop up view finder. Uses 620 rollfilm and features a 'Pin & Screw' flash contacts and facility for time exposures. There is a safety-catch on the shutter button to prevent double exposures.
Item is a fixed-focus medium-format camera with Kodet Lens and Kodalite Flashholder (bulb flash). Body is brown ("chocolate") with brown neck strap. The styling is of a twin-lens reflex camera, but the viewing screen is for framing purposes only. Uses type 620 format film, not 120. Almost identical to the Duaflex III except for the two-tone brown finish and restyled front plate.
Item is a medium folding camera made for use with 616 film rolls. with black casing, black leather bellows, and metal clasps. Although there are variations of this camera under the same name, built in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, this Canadian made Kodak Junior Six-16 most resembles the American version, featuring a Kodak Anastigmat lens, a No. 1 Kodex shutter, and an octagonal art deco design on the lens face.
Item is a medium format hand held box camera built of black plastic and metal case. It features a Kodak Duex lens, black plastic winding knob and raised viewfinder. Strap attached. Made for use with 620 film.
Item is a plastic camera with black leatherette casing and metal fittings. It features a Kodar lens f8 with settings for close-ups and distance. Flash socket behind latched door on left side of camera (no bulb included). Strap attached.
Item is a small eyelevel camera built of two shades of moulded grey plastic. For use with 127 roll film, it features an optical direct viewfinder and a meniscus f/11 lens. It is thought to be the last roll-film camera to be manufactured by Kodak.
Item is a large sized instant camera in a grey, blue and black plastic housing with a large handle on the left hand side for easy handling. It is an example of one of Kodak's short attempt at instant film, prior to the loss of a patent infringement case with Polaroid in which Kodak was ordered to cease production of any instant film related products.
Item is a small camera with a rectagular body made of black plastic and a green #1 on the top. Made for use with 110 cartridge film, it is a basic camera with fixed focus and a flipflash connector. Made for the Canadian market, this camera is labelled in French and English, and reads "appareil Kodak EKTRA camera" in silver above the green #1.
Item is a small camera with a rectagular body made of black plastic and a green #2 on the top. Made for use with 110 cartridge film, it is a basic camera with fixed focus and a flipflash connector. Made for the Canadian market, this camera is labelled in French and English, and reads "appareil Kodak EKTRA camera" in silver beside the green #2. The Ektra 2 is unique in that it features an exposure guide for different types of film printed on the base in white.
Item is a small rectangular camera with a black plastic body. It features a silver name plate. Made for use with 110 film, it features a fixed focus 25mm lensand conveniently fits into your pocket, with no batteries required.
Item is a small hand held camera with black plastic and metal casing. It features a large winding knob on the top left, a brightline viewfinder and a blue plate on the front above lens reading "INSTAMATIC X-25". Used Kodak 126 cartridge film. Magicubes can be attached for flash.
Item is a small metal and black leatherette case with Kodak lens and large winding knob at top left. Used 126 cartridge film and PX-825 batteries. It has a built-in selenium meter to give automatic exposure, Similar to the Instamatic 400, this item has a clockwork film advance motor but features a facility for flashcubes rather than a pop-up flashgun.
Item is a small, fixed-focus, snapshot camera with metal and black leatherette casing and tan bakelite accent around the front panel. It features a large winding knob on top left. that when would would automatically load the film to the first frame. Made for use with 126 cartridge film, this camera has a facility for flashcubes.
Item is a small hand held camera with a dark green plastic body and metal fittings (the green is mottled to look like leatherette). Made for use with 126 cartridge film, the camera is fitted with a tripod socket and features a fixed focus lens and two speed shutter. Flash facility is available for use of Magicubes.
Item is a small hand held snapshot camera with metal fittings and black bakelite plasric that gives a leatherette impression. Made for use with PX-825 batteries and 126 cartridge film. It features a facility for flashcubes and a lever for film advance.
Item is a small hand held camera similar to the Instamatic 300, with black plastic body and metal fittings. It has a large winding knob on top left for the clockwork film advance motor. Pop-up facility for flashcubes on right, Kodar lens f/8, 41mm, and wrist strap attached. Used AAA batteries and 126 cartridge film. Serial no. 091073.
Item is a small hand held camera with a black plastic body and metal fittings, a Kodak Anastar Lens f3.9 ( 44mm) and a single shutter speed. A plaque on verso indicates correct exposures for certain weather conditions for Kodacolor film in place of traditional f/stops that slides out to be interchangeable with other exposure guides. On top, handwritten in pencil on the metal casing reads: "36". Made for use with Kodak 135 film. Serial no. 488071.
Item is a simple snapshot camera with a black plastic imitation leather body, metal fittings and a light tan plastic accent border around faceplate. Made for use with 126 cartridge film, the Instamatic 134 features an electronic exposure control and a flashcube facility. It has an f/11, 43mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/50 sec. Wrist strap attached.
Item is a small viewfinder camera, oriented vertically, with a grey bakelite body and large metal recess for flashbulb (not present). Used Dakon Lens, rotary shutter and either colour or b&w 127 film, indicated by a switch at the bottom on the front.
Item consists of a Kodak Brownie Bullet Camera. It is an eyelevel 127 roll film camera that was modeled as an upscale version of the Brownie Holiday. Other cameras with identical designs but different names include the Brownie Chiquita Camera and the Camera Brownie Chiquita. It is made of black Bakelite, and has a Dakon lens and a rotary shutter.
Item consists of an early Jiffy Kodak Six-20 featuring a decorative front plate with art deco design. Folding camera with spring-loaded bellows in black leatherette case with a rectangular, lined metal plate into which a Twindar Lens is attached. Camera back removes for insertion of a 620 film pack. The focussing scale is somewhat limited in that it is only marked at the extremities of its travel, near focus being '5 to 10 feet', the other being 'Beyond 10 feet'. The camera seems to have an unusual support foot, in that it is adjustable to a different length. This however, is actually the aperture slider, which is very easy to miss due to the fact that there are no markings whatsoever.
Item consists of a folding black camera with black bellows, black plastic body, and black handle. Includes a tripod mount, folding frame finder on the body, and another optical finder near the shutter. Kodet lens with Dak shutter. "Kodak Vigilant Junior six-20 Made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto, Ont."
Often thought of as the first of the 126 Instamatics, this fixed exposure camera features a pop-up flash-gun for AG1 "peanut" bulbs in the top plate, released by the little button on the front. A bulb can be kept loaded with the gun in it's retracted position. It has a black and silver body and black wrist strap.
Item is a two toned (black and grey with beige on back) moulded plastic camera with an unusual clear plastic front panel which appears to incorporate the Meniscus f/11 lens, a feature also seen on the Hawkeye Flashfun. It is a basic single speed 12 exposure snapshot camera with built in shutter. Uses 127 film.
Item is a black and silver camera, similar to the Instamatic 104 but with a clockwork motor wind. The "cocked" shutter button is a feature of the design. With black wrist strap. Has option for flash (hot shoe). Use 126 film.
Item is a basic, if slightly unusual camera, taking 12 square exposures, so only needing a single waistlevel viewfinder. It features a metal film wind knob, rotary shutter and a black hand strap (on top). No tripod mount, no flash. Uses 620 rollfilm. Non-synchronized model. Originally priced at $5.50.
Item is a small hand held camera, vertically oriented, with large brilliant viewfinder with hood. Black plastic and metal body with Dakon lens and strap attached. Comes in original packaging (opened), with manual, arm attachment for flash and 5 bulbs included (2 white bulbs found loose in box). For use with colour or b&w 127 film as indicated on bottom front by a switch. Sticker with handwriting in blue ink inside box reads "21.00" (crossed out) and "16.75".
Small hand held camera, vertically oriented, with large brilliant viewfinder with hood. Black moulded plastic body with Dakon lens and strap attached. Comes in original packaging (opened), with manual, arm attachment for flash and 6 bulbs included (5 blue and one white). One cartridge of Kodak Verichrome Pan film also included. For use with colour or b&w 127 film as indicated on bottom front by a switch.
Item is a No. 1A Pocket Kodak. It is a medium sized camera with black leather casing, metal clasps, and Kodex No. 1 shutter (manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, the rest of the camera body was produced by the Canadian branch), that made 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch exposures on 116 film. The A indicates that the camera is an Autographic version that allowed the photographer to add written information to the film.
Item is a Brownie 8mm Camera II, It has a beige body with pop up frame finder on top. Side comes off to insert film spools. "Brownie movie camera T.M. Reg. Can. Pat. Off." Lens is "Kodak Series IV Adapter Ring No. 43 Made in U.S.A." f/2.7 lens. Settings for Bright Sun, Hazy Sun, Cloudy Bright and Open Shade.
Item is a black and silver camera, similar to the Instamatic 104 but with a clockwork motor wind. The "cocked" shutter button is a feature of the design. Has option for flash (hot shoe). Use 126 film. Camera with strap in box (opened) with manual, batteries and flashbulb. Box top has diamond pattern design and the drawing of a roll film cartridge. Box # A154R.
Item is a small hand held movie camera in grey bakelite body with Kodak Ektanar Lens f1.6 (13mm). In brown leather carrying case with strap, inside original yellow box packaging (opened) with manual. Made for use with 8mm film.
Item is a movie camera in a brown case with white lining and a brown strap. Case snaps closed to protect camera and lens. Lens is f/2.3. Range finder pops up on top of camera. On case "Brownie movie camera field case single lens model made in Toronto Canada for Canadian Kodak Co. Limited T. M. Reg.U.S. Pat. Off."
Watercolour outfit for hand-colouring photographic prints. The tan cardboard box has a tan label printed with black ink: "VELOX TRANPARENT WATERCOLOR STAMP OUTFIT." Included in the box is a plastic palette and an instruction booklet with colour stamps separated by vellum sheets labeled: "LIGHT YELLOW, FOLIAGE GREEN, DEEP YELLOW, DEEP GREEN, FLESH TINT, LIGHT BLUE, BRILLIANT RED, DARK BLUE, SCARLET, VIOLET, WARM BROWN, STONE GRAY." There is an empty tray for brushes.
Brown paper-wrapped photographic papers. Sticker printed in burgundy and brown ink: "EASTMAN'S, SOLIO PAPER, 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, FOR SALE BY ALL STOCK DEALERS, FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE." Price sticker: "Very old, $5.00."
Item consists of a cardboard box containing materials necessary to develop film and print black and white photographs at home. Items include a Kodak candle lamp darkroom light, glass chemical stirrer, glass measuring cup, darkroom thermometer, 3 black enameled printing trays, black enameled adjustable printing frame for 95 x 150 mm (3.75" x 6"), 95 x 95mm (3.75" x 3.75"), and 65 x 95 mm (2.5" x 3.75") prints. The set includes the original yellow Kodak box, and an insturction booklet for the use of the set.
Item consists of a wooden box used for black and white film developing, containing a stainless steel round metal film tank and reel for 120mm film, 2 handles for film winding that fit through holes in the box, 1 film spool, and a metal instrument. A metal spool holder is mounted to the inside of the box. To use the developing tank, the film backing paper is attached to a spindle in the wooden developing tank, along with a light-tight cover, all of which are wound onto the spindle. The spindle is then transferred to the metal developing tank to be processed.
Item is a simple box with a rotary shutter. Body is black with black handle at the top. Written on the metal film carrier "No. 3 Brownie camera model B U.S. Patents Oct. 6 1914, Feb.1 1916, March 21 1916." Uses box roll film, film size 124.
Item is a small, Bakelite camera for 8 exposures on 828 format roll film (developed by Kodak in 1935 and similar in size to 135 film, without sprocket holes). The camera features a simple viewfinder, 51mm f 4.5 lens and a 4 speed Flash 200 shutter.
Item is a mass produced Bakelite camera for 127 film format, designed for Kodak by Walter Dorwin Teague. Simple lens on helical extension tube, only one shutter speed. Collapsible frame viewfinder on top of camera. Red film counter window on back.
Item consists of a No. 2A Brownie box roll film Model C camera. Manufactured by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. between 1930 and 1936. Used No. 116 film. Picture size 2 1/2 x 4 1/4. Has a meniscus lens and rotary shutter. Case removed for loading by releasing two pivoted catches and pulling out winding key.
Item consists of a Kodak Duaflex I camera and a Kodak Duaflex flash-holder. Camera is black and silver with a Kodet lens. Uses 620 film. Tripod mount. Made in Toronto. 620 roll film pseudo twin-lens reflex. Flash-holder imported by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. Toronto, for use with early Duaflex models I and II. Synchronized for SM and SF bulbs when the camera was set on "I". No. 5 and No. 25 bulbs could be used with the "B" setting.
Item consists of a No. 2 Brownie model F camera. It is a box roll film camera and one of the first to use "Kodak" 120 film. Manufactured by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. between 1924 and 1935. Picture size 2 1/4 x 3 1/4. Has a meniscus lens and rotary shutter. Aluminum.
Small hand held camera with thin, horizontal design. Black plastic casing with metal plate and blue release button on top. Black leatherette on bottom. Strap attached. Slide pulls shut to cover recessed flashbulb.
Item is a small camera with moulded brown and tan plastic body. Made for use with 127 roll film, it has an eyelevel viewfinder, Dakon lens and a rotary shutter. Prior to 1955 it was made with a Kodet lens.
Item is a promotional model of the Kodak Vest Pocket Model B, manufactured in 5 colours: blue, green, grey, lavender and pink. This version also includes an art deco pattern on the camera body, a particularly rare model. Marketed to young women, it was promoted as easy to use and small enough to fit in a lady's hand. Some models included a vanity carrying case, lined with sating and housign a lipstick, powder, rouge, clutch and mirror. Produced 4.5 x 6 cm exposures on 127 film.
Item consists of a camera that has a blue plastic molded body and a direct vision optical viewfinder. It features a built-in flashgun for cap less flashbulbs. The camera offers 3 aperture settings for different lighting conditions and takes 2.25" x 2.25" exposures on 620 film.