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Braun Branette

Item consists of a Braun Nurnberg Branette 35mm camera, made in Germany. It features a Staeble-Kata 1:2.8/45mm lens and a Vero shutter with speeds 1/25 to 1/200 sec + B.

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Heritage Camera Collection

  • 2005.006
  • Collection
  • [between ca. 1860 and 2010]

The Heritage Camera Collection is comprised of cameras, mainly from the Wilhem E. Nassau Camera Collection, the Irving G. Rumney fonds, and several other small, individual donations. This collection traces the evolution of the tools of popular pho...

Dry plate cameras

This series contains cameras designed for use with commercially manufactured dry plate negatives. Produced between about 1880 and 1900, these cameras began to be marketed to amateur photographers due to the relative ease of using dry plates. Expos...

Kodak XL 362 movie outfit

Item consists of a Kodak XL 362 movie outfit, including camera, 4 AA--size batteries, wrist strap, and eye cup. Originally also included a super 8 cartridge of Kodak type G Ektachrome 160 movie film.

Premo Box Camera

Item consists of a Premo 4x5 inch plate camera with 1 plate holder within. This camera opens a the top for reloading. It has a [stiff] safety shutter, a two speed shutter, two viewfinders, an adjustable diaphragm, and two tripod sockets. The plate...

Early cameras

This series consists of original and duplicate early cameras from the beginning of the history of photography. Based on the basic design of the camera obscura and produced between about 1820 and 1870, these simple devices were usually solid or sli...

Unknown box camera

Item consists of a sheet film wooden box camera with brown leather covering, for 4.5" x 3.5" exposures on sheet film. Manufacturer unknown. Includes 2 wooden film holders.

Detective camera

Item is a wooden, leather-covered Waterbury Improved Detective Camera. The design is a simple box format with film holders accessed through a door at the rear, and shutter assembly inside the front of box. On the inside of the plate holder door, a...

Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle

Item consists of a Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle, a rigid-bodied binocular camera. One lens is for viewing and the other is for taking single exposures. This jumelle-type camera is not a stereo camera. The magazine holds 12 plates that are 4.5 x ...

Detective cameras

Items in this series are photographic devices designed to be inconspicuous, intended for photographers to make candid exposures without the subject being aware. The first detective cameras appeared with the production of commercially available dry...

Scovill & Adams Company

Box and snapshot roll film cameras

Series contains simple, snapshot cameras designed for mass public consumption, taking advantage of the new flexible roll film that was developed in 1883. The box camera was a logical follow up from the original simple camera obscuras, often having...

Adlake Regular

Item is a manual plate changing box-style camera. It holds 12 steel plateholders inside the top door compartment behind the plane of focus. Holders have to be manually inserted into a slot. The camera has an achromatic lens with three diaphragm st...

Panoram Kodak No.4

Item is a rollfilm panoramic cameras in which the lens pivots and projects the image to the curved focal plane. The camera uses No. 103 rollfilm to take 3.50 x 12 inch exposures. It has a rapid rectilinear lens and a 142 degree angle. This model i...

Ray C

Item is a box-type camera for 4x5 inch plates in double plateholders. The wood boy is covered with genuine black leather. It has two viewfinders, a rotating diaphragm with three apertures, a single meniscus lens, and two tripod sockets.

Panoramic cameras

Series contains cameras designed to take wide-angle photographs (images that are least twice as wide as they are tall). Cameras of this nature began to be produced soon after photography was invented, as photographers have always wanted to capture...

No. 2 Bulls-Eye Kodak

Item consists of an 1899 model of the No. 2 Bulls-Eye Kodak, which was manufactured from 1896-1913. It has a wooden interior, a spring controlled rotary disc shutter, and rotating disc stops controlled by pulling a lever on the top of the camera.

No. 2 Flexo Kodak

Item is a box camera that uses No. 101 rollfilm for twelve 3.5 x 3.5 inch exposures. This camera has the unique feature where the sides and back come off completely for loading. It has an achromatic lens and rotary shutter. It was marketed as the ...

Magazine Cyclone No. 5

Item is a black leather wooden box-style magazine camera for 4x5 inch plates. The camera has a meniscus lens, a time and instantaneous shutter, and two reflecting type viewfinders. This camera model was made by the Western Camera Manufacturing Com...

Field cameras

This series contains view cameras whose lighter and more compact design, as compared to larger, studio style cameras, allowed for them to be easily transported for use in outdoor settings and for travelling. Alterations like collapsible bellows (f...

Folding camera with Compur leaf shutter

Item is a folding (bellows) plate camera with a Compur leaf shutter. Compur leaf shutters were manufactured from 1912 to 1935 when the Compur-Rapid model was released. Shutter is an earlier, dial set model. Item features a collapsing front bellows...

No. 2 Brownie Model B

Item is Brownie No. 2 Model B box camera that used 120 film to make pictures 5.7 x 8.25 cm in size. It has a meniscus lens and rotary shutter and two reflecting finders. The camera has a leatherette covered card body with a grained pattern. It has...

Ensign model V

Item is a folding camera for 3 x 4 in. exposures on Ensign quarter plate film. Lens is an Ensign Anastigmat series 6 lens, Sector shutter 1 sec. - 1/100 sec.

Seneca View Camera

Item is a wooden, tailboard folding field view camera, for use with 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inch) dry plates. Field cameras are view cameras that produce studio quality images but are designed to fold down to a more compact, portable size. The camera in...

No. 3 Maxim

Item is a leather covered wooden box camera from the days of the first "Brownie" cameras. It uses No. 2A Brownie or No. 2 1/2 Ensign spool film for 6.5x11cm exposures on rollfilm. The camera has a single achromtic lens with a time and in...

Goerz C.P., Anschütz Model I

Item consists of a Goerz C. P. Anschütz Model I strut-folding camera with a focal plane shutter and internally controlled shutter settings. It has a 5" homocentric 1:6.3 Ross London lens. The camera has a leather covering on a wood body. The ...

Expo Watch Camera

Item is a small novelty film camera that is disguised as a railroad pocket watch, first produced into early 1900's and sold until 1939. The exposure is made through the winding stem and the winding knob serves as a lens cap, and required spec...

No. 3B Quick Focus Kodak

Item is a box camera for 3.25 x 5.50 inch exposures on 125 mm film. It has a meniscus achromatic lens, a rotary shutter with three stops, two tripod sockets, and two brilliant finders. There is a focus lever on the side of the camera to set proper...

Auto Graflex

Item consists of a single lens reflex Auto Graflex camera for 3.25 x 4.25" plates or film sheets. It has a disappearing Bausch & Lomb 166mm f/4.5 lens, a collapsible viewing hood and a cloth curtain New Simplified Focal Plane Shutter with...

No. 3 Brownie camera, model B

Item is a wooden box camera with leatherette covering for large 8.25 x 10.8 cm (3.25 x 4.25") exposures on 124 film. The design is simple, with a fixed focus and shutter speed. The roll film was advanced past the lens manually with a small cr...

Folding camera with Ibso shutter

Item is a folding (bellows) plate camera with an Ibso shutter . Ibso shutters were manufactured by Gauthier from 1908 until 1931 when Zeiss took over the company and offered faster models. Three blade diaphragm , spring powered, pneumatic exposure...

Weno Hawk-Eye No. 7

Item is a Weno Hawk-Eye No. 7 box camera by the Blair Camera Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. The wood box is covered with seal grain morocco leather with brass and nickel trimmings. It has a fixed focus achromatic meniscus lens with rotary ...

Single lens reflex cameras

Series contains single lens reflex, or simply reflex, cameras. This deign used a mirror at a 45 degree angle to allow the photographer to look through the lens when composing the photograph, therefore seeing exactly what will appear on the film. B...

Log Focus Revolving Back Conley Model XV

Item is a folding dry plate camera with Wollensak lens, f2.5-16, Conley Safety Shutter 1 - 1/1000 sec. Mahogany and nickel construction with brown leather finish and red bellows. The Conley Camera company was based in Rochester Minnesota and frequ...

No.3A Folding Pocket Kodak Model B5

Item is a vertical style folding bed camera for 8.25 x 14 cm (3 1/4" x 5 1/2") exposures on 122 roll film. The shutter has Timer and Bulb settings and a Bausch & Lomb lens.

Popular pressman

Item is the first reflex camera produced by W. Butcher & Sons Ltd. The wood and black leather camera has interchangeable backs for 3.25 x 4.25 and 4 x.5 plates and also has a Graflex 3.25 x 4.25 inch roll film adaptor. Focusing is waist level ...

Newness Express No. 2 Model G

Item is a magazine box falling-plate detective camera for 9x12cm plates. It has a Rapid Rectilinear lens, a shutter with two instantaneous speeds (rapide and lente), an adjustable aperture, two Watson-type viewfinders with folding covers, a plate-...

Dollar Box Camera

Item is a small strapless box camera with a single viewfinder that uses 127 film for 4x6.5cm exposures. Some versions are identified "Ansco Dollar Camera" on the front but this specific one only has "Ansco" on the front. This m...

Brownie No. 2A Model B

Item consists of a Kodak No. 2-A Brownie Model B box roll film camera. It used size 116 film and made a picture 6.4x10.8cm. The camera has a leatherette covered card body, a metal film carrier, and two reflecting finders. Case can be removed for l...

ICA Icarette Model A

The ICA Icarette was manufactured in c. 1912-1925 in by the ICA A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany. This item is a model A, also called an Icarette 0, V.P. Icarette, or Icarette 500/12, as indicated by the Helka Double Anastigmati lens (f6.8)...

Ensign Box Camera

Item is an Ensign rollfilm box camera that takes 3.25 x 2.25 inch exposures on 120 film. The camera has two viewfinders, three unlabelled aperture settings, and two shutter speeds.

Kodak Premo No. 9 combination case

Item consists of a black leather case with red velvet lining containing a Premo No. 9 Kodak folding camera, two wooden negative holders, and the camera manual. The camera used 5 x 5 or 5 x 7 plates or film packs.

Kodak No. 3A Folding Brownie Model A

Item consists of a Kodak No. 3A Folding Brownie Camera, Model A. It is a viewfinder folding camera with a black imitation leather covered wood body.It uses type 124 film rolls to make a picture size of 8.3 x 14 cm (the size of a postcard). This it...

No. 3 Autographic Brownie Model H

Item consists of a Kodak No. 3 Autographic folding camera, model H. Camera has a brilliant viewfinder and black leather covering. It uses type A118 autographic film rolls to make 6 exposures of 3.125 x 4.25 in (8 x 10.5 cm). This camera has a Koda...

Zeiss Ikon Maximar B 207/7

Item is a high quality folding plate camera with a drop bed style, double extension bellows, rise and fall, plus shift front movements. It came with a brilliant view-finder housing a built in spirit finder and a wire frame finder. The Maximar B 20...

Autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior

Item consists of an autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior camera. It uses 116 film to make 2.5 x 4.25 inch time or instantaneous exposures. The camera has an achromatic meniscus lens and an aperture scale from f8 to f45.2. The bellows are adjusted to fo...

Kodak No. 1A Autographic Junior

Item consists of an autographic No. 1A Kodak Junior camera. It uses 116 film to make 2.5 x 4.25 inch time or instantaneous exposures. The camera has an achromatic rapid rectilinear meniscus lens and an aperture scale from f8 to f45.2. The bellows ...

Kodak Premoette Senior camera

Item is a self-erecting folding bed camera for use with 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2" x 4 1/4") Premo brand film packs. Lens is a Rapid Rectilinear lens by Bausch and Lomb with a Kodak Ball Bearing shutter and cable release.

No. 2A folding autographic brownie

Item is a folding autographic camera that allowed one to write on the negative using a metal stylus. Photos were taken on 120 roll film. In 1917 the ends were changed from a squared to rounded version, and the No. 2A was produced with the rounded...

Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic

Item is a folding trellis strut camera from the Vest Pocket series for 4.5 x 6 cm (1.77" x 2.36") exposures on 127 roll film. Lens is a Kodak Anastigmat 84mm f4.7, with a ball-bearing shutter with B,T, 1/25, 1/50, etc.. A case in included.

No. 2C Brownie camera

Item is a fairly large box camera, for 6 7.5 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5") exposures on Kodak 130 film. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

No. 2C Brownie

Item consists of a box camera that uses 130 film for 2 7/8 x 4 7/8 inch exposures. The camera has a meniscus achromatic lens and rotary shutter. The camera has a leatherette covering in a grained pattern, a metal film carrier, two reflecting viewf...

No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie

Item is a self-erecting folding camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") exposures with 120 autographic roll film. The Autogrpahic feature allowed notes to be made on the film by scratching them into the film paper with a special stylu...

Brownie No. 2C Model A

Item consists of a Kodak No. 2-C Brownie Model A box camera. The camera used 130 roll film for an image size of 5.715 x 10.795 cm. It has a standard Meniscus achromatic lens and a rotary shutter.

Contessa-Nettel folding camera

Item is a Contessa-Nettel folding/bellows camera. Only the structure of the camera exists, it is missing a lens. The company Contessa-Nettel AG was a German company that existed between the years 1908 and 1919. The company was known for cameras wi...

ICA Lloyd 575 folding camera

Item is a camera produced by ICA with a Carl Zeisa lens. The camera uses [xfilm], has [X] lenses, [X] shutter speed of [X]. Item also comes with a leather case.

Rio 12C

Item is a Rio 12C folding camera manufactured by Orionwerk Akt. Ges. Hannover. IBSOR DRP Meyer-Gorlitz Nr. 434172 Anastigmat Trioplan 1/6.3 F=10.5 cm lens. Company existed as Orionwerk from 1921 to 1933.

No. 2A Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model B

Item is a box camera with a metal body and leatherette covering. It uses 116 film for 2.5 x 4.25 inch exposures. The camera has a meniscus lens, a single-speed rotary shutter, and two viewfinders.

No. 2 Brownie, model F

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 len...

No. 2 Brownie model F

Item is an aluminum box camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") exposures on 120 film. This is a variation on previous models, which were leatherette covered cardboard. Simple lens with 3 aperture settings and rotary shutter.

Ciné Kodak Model BB

Item is a hand-held movie camera produced by Kodak for amateur use. Two-speed shutter could shoot 8 and 16 fps. Anastigmatic lens 25mm f/1.9 - f/16.

Cine-Kodak Model B

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B 16mm motion picture camera. It was the follow-up to the Cine-Kodak, the world's first 16mm movie camera, featuring a spring motor. The body is an aluminum box covered in black leatherette.

Cine-Kodak Model B outfit

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B 16mm motion picture camera. It was the follow-up to the Cine-Kodak, the world's first 16mm movie camera, featuring a spring motor. The body is an aluminum box covered in black leatherette. In hard case wi...

Leica 1 (A)

Item is a 35mm Leica camera. This pre-war model, produced from 1925 to 1930 was the first commercially produced Leica and the first mass produced 35mm camera of high quality. The non-interchangeable Leitz Elmar lens is f. 3.5 50mm with a focal pla...

Leica Camera

No. 1A Pocket Kodak

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...

No. 2 Cartridge Hawkeye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box 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 19...

No. 2 Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box camera for 5.8x8.25cm 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 ...

Cine-Kodak Model B

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Model B. It is the follow-up model to the Cine-Kodak, the first 16mm camera. As opposed to the Cine-Kodak, the motor Cine-Kodak Model B is spring-driven rather than hand-cranked, which allowed for it to be used withou...

Brownie No. 2 Model F

Item is Brownie No. 2 Model F box camera that used 120 film to make pictures 5.7 x 8.25 cm in size. It has a leatherette covered aluminum body and a simple lens with 3 aperture settings and a rotary shutter.

Graflex RB Series D

The Graflex RB is a single-lens reflex camera, the last of the family of field cameras known as "Graflex cameras", in contrast to the "Graphic" Graflex cameras. This model was produced between 1928-1947. It features a rotating ...

Motion-picture viewers

Series contains cameras that use film to capture moving images for display. While still image cameras expose one image at a time on photographic film, motion picture cameras take a series of images (or frames) on long strips of film that are then ...

Hawk-Eye No. 2 Model C, 50th Anniversary

Item is a Canadian version of the Hawk-Eye No. 2 Model C to commemorate Kodak's fiftieth anniversary of their first patent. It has a tan coloured leatherette covering, brass fittings, and a gold foil anniversary sticker. These were given to t...

No. 2A Antar

Item is a simple, wooden box camera with leatherette covering and brass trim, for use with 116 roll film (or D6 and D12 Agfa film).

Foka, folding camera

Item consists of a Foka folding camera with a F. Deckel-Munchen leaf shutter and a Rodenstock Trinar Anastigmat 1:4.5 f=10.5cm lens. The maker of the shutter, F. Deckel, was a German company based in Munich. The Foka cameras were imported from Ger...

Kodak Fiftieth Anniversary Box Brownie

Item consists of a Kodak Fiftieth Anniversary Brownie box camera. It was a commemorative edition Brownie camera that was handed out to children at fairs in the United States during the 1930s. The body of the camera is card covered in brown leather...

No. 2A Brownie, model C

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 r...

No. 1A Gift Kodak

Item consists of a No. 1A Gift Kodak folding camera. This was a special version of the No. 1A Pocket Kodak Junior camera with an early Art Deco design by industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague to target a female market audience. The camera has a...

Baby Hawkeye

Item is a small box camera for 4 x 6.5 cm (1.57" x 2.55") exposures on 127 format roll film. Manufactured in England circa 1936, the camera is an all-metal box with a unidentified lens and a simple Kodak shutter. It has a simple wire vie...

Plenax PB-20

Item is a typical folding 620 roll film camera - uses an inset mask to shoot 6 X 9 cm or 6 X 4.5 images. Shutter has no ID marking. Tripar Lens.

Balda Baldax 6x6

Item is a folding camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 120 format roll film. Lens is a Schneider Xenar 7.5cm f2.9 with Compur Shutter.

Cine-Kodak Eight Model 60

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Eight Model 60. One of the first movie cameras made by Kodak for 8mm film, it provided a cheap and portable option for home-movie makers compared to 16mm film.

Cine-Kodak Eight Model 20

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Eight Model 20 motion picture camera. It was the first camera produced to use 8mm film. It is a simple, spool loading camera, powered by clockwork with a spring motor. It has a Kodak Anastigmat 13mm, f3.5 fixed focus ...

Contax 1c

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. Zeiss Tessar introduced in 1932 as a top quality 35mm rangefinder system. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jana 5cm f2.8 lens (# 1428082). Metal horizontal focal plane shutter for exposures from 1/5 to 1/1000 sec. One fi...

J-B Ensign [Junior Box Ensign]

Item is a simple box camera with a leatherette covering, marked as J-B Ensign on the front. The camera uses 2 1/4B (E20) rollfilm for 6x9cm exposures. It has a meniscus lens, a two-speed shutter, and two reflecting type viewfinders.

Kodak Recomar 18

Item is a folding camera for 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2.25" x 3.25") plate or sheet film. The camera was designed as the Nagel 18 by Dr. August Nagel for his company in Stuttgart Germany and renamed the Recomar 18 after the company was purchased b...

35mm cameras

Series contains cameras designed for use with standard 35mm (135 format) film. This became the most popular film and camera format, both among professionals and amateurs. Sturdy and multi-functional, with interchangeable lenses, these cameras foun...

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view ...

Zeiss Super Ikonta C (folding camera)

Item is a folding camera for use with Zeiss Ikon B2 6x9cm 120 roll film. The camera includes a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar f3.5, 105mm lens and Compur rapid shutter with speeds from 1 second to 1/400, plus bulb setting.

Six-16 Brownie

Item consists of a Six-16 Brownie box roll film camera that used size 616 film to make pictures sized 6.35 x 10.8 cm. It has a Diway lens with a close-up lens and a rotary shutter. The body is metal covered in leatherette, with a unique geometric ...

Ciné-Kodak Model K

Item is a 16 mm motion picture camera for amateur use. IT has Camera has an anastigmat 25mm /f1.0 focusing lens with an aperture scale from f1.9 to 16. Camera has an aluminium alloy body and black leather covering. The Model K was an enlarged vers...

Six-20 Brownie

Item is a box camera made by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, USA between May 1933 and April 1941. It shoots 620 rollfilm and makes 6x9cm photographs. The is the US version of the camera. There was also a UK model that was drastic...

Miniature and sub-miniature cameras

This series contains cameras designed to take photographs on flexible film sized smaller than 135 format film (24mm x 36mm). The size of the camera also tended to be very small, and often simply designed. While several companies manufactured high ...

Six-20 Brownie Junior

Item consists of Six-20 Brownie Junior box 620 roll film camera. This Brownie camera improves on the Kodak series manufacturing, with a metal body and an Art-Deco front face. It has a rotary shutter and a meniscus lens and two reflecting finders.

Falcon Miniature

Item consists of a Falcon Miniature made in New York by Utility Manufacturing Company. It is a 127 film camera with a half frame viewfinder and a black Bakelite body. It has a Wollensak Minivar 50mm lens with fixed aperture and fixed focus, a one ...

Six-16 Brownie Junior

Item consists of a Six-16 Brownie Junior box camera that uses 616 film for 2.5 x 4.25 inch exposures. It has a meniscus lens, rotary shutter, and two brilliant viewfinders. It has a leatherette covering and an Art Deco design on the faceplate.

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