- [manufactured between 1934 and 1935]
Part of Heritage Camera Collection
Item is a 35mm folding camera, the first 35mm model to be produced by the Eastman Kodak Company. The camera was designed by Dr. August Nagel, founder of the Nagel-Werke camera manufacturing company in Stuttgart. Nagel-Werke was purchased by Kodak in 1931. The Retina Type 117 was the first product to be produced by the new acquisition and the first Kodak camera to use the newly developed 35mm film cassette. The model has a Compur Rapid shutter, lens is the SCHNEIDER Xenar 1:3.5 F= 50mm.