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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...

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.

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.

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. 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...

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.

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. 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).

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

Rolleicord Model 1

Item is an inexpensive version of the classic Rolleiflex medium format, twin lens reflex camera with fewer features. Shot 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 film; adapters could be obtained to shoot with 35mm and sheet film. The lens is a Zeiss Triotar f 3...

Kodak Senior Six-20

Item is a self-erecting folding amateur camera for 8 exposures of 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2 x 4 1/4") on 620 roll film. This camera originally sold for $30.00 in the United States.

Bentzin Primar folding camera

Item is an compact double extension folding plate or sheet film camera for 9 x 12 cm (3.5" x 4.75"). Lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1 :4,5 f : 13.5cm with a Compur shutter (1 to 1/200th). The camera has both a brilliant viewfinder and ...

Foth-Flex II

Item is a medium format, twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is an Anistigmant 75mm, F2.5 with a cloth focal plane shutter (speeds from 2 second to 1/500th). This model of camera was available in both left and r...

Ikoflex III camera

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera manufactured by Zeiss Ikon. this is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a ...

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex III, demonstration model

Item is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a condenser, magnifier for focusing and an “albada” finder (sports finder) in ...

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war. The foldable lever transported the film and cocked ...

Kodak Brownie Reflex, Synchro Model

Item consists of a Brownie Reflex Synchro Model, made in Canada by the Canadian Kodak Co. Limited. It has a twin-lens reflex pattern and a large finder with a folding hood. It uses 127 film, a rotary shutter, and has a meniscus lens. It is in the ...

Mercury Model II

Item is an aluminum body camera for 35mm film that takes 65 half sized photographs. A rotary metal focal plane shutter with speeds T, B, 1/20-1/1000 plus hot shoe synch.

Universal Camera Corporation

Ensign Ful-Vue

Item is a box camera manufactured by Ensign in 1945. There are two versions of the Ensign Ful-Vue, a pre-WWII version and a postwar version. The item in the collection is the less common postwar version. This model consists of a black metal body w...

Brownie Target Six-20

Item is a small box camera with leatherette casing and metal faceplate. Camera is loaded with Kodak Verichrome 620 film.

Argoflex EF

Item is a metal twin lens reflex camera for 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" exposures on 620 format roll film. Coupled front lens focusing.

Ansco Shur-Flash

Item is an inexpensive box camera made of fiberboard and covered with imitation leather. The camera has a Gallileo-type viewfinder only (no brilliant viewfinder), flash contacts, and a single speed shutter that is fast enough to accommodate bulb f...

Agfa Karat 36

Item consists of an early model of the Agfa Karat 36 35mm camera, also known as the Karomat 36. It has a Compur-Rapid 1-500 shutter, a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50mm lens, and an optical viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder. It was the fir...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Brownie Hawkeye flash model

Item is a small hand held box camera with Bakelite body, brilliant viewfinder and Kodalite Flash-holder attachment. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 620 roll film. One of the best selling Brownie cameras ever made, it is a simple easy to use design creat...

Imperial Debonair

Item is a 1950s-era box camera made in the United States of America. The Imperial Debonair shoots 12 square 6x6cm exposures on 620 roll film. Also manufactured in black, olive and maroon, item in the collection is brown. The Imperial Debonair orig...

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera d...

Leica iif

Item is a small, hand-held metal camera with black vulcanite cover on body. Summitar lens (f=5cm), strap and lens cap included.

Ventura Synchro Box

Item is a mid-century German metal box camera with plastic covering and art-deco front. It was manufactured in 1951 by Agfa Camerawerk. The Synchro term in the name comes from the fact that it has a flash sync shutter. The lens is a 105mm f/11 sin...

Anscoflex

Item is an all-metal camera designed by Raymond Loewy for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, it is a simple bo...

Yashica-44

Item is a small twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. This created the "super slide" which had the same casing dimensions as a standard 35mm slide, but with a larger image area. The camera has a crank film ad...

Pho-Tak Reflex I

Item is a simple box camera designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera. The topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, the lens is a "colour corrected" Bohmar Precision lens (74mm) allows no focusing.

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta (A) 531

Item is a high quality black leather-covered folding roll film camera, with a rangefinder of the rotating wedge type, gear coupled to front cell focusing lens. This camera has a chrome top. It has the normal lens - a Tessar 75 mm 1:3.5. and a Sync...

Yashica LM

Item is a typical medium format twin lens reflex camera, designed to resemble a Rolleiflex. The "LM", for light meter, indicates that this model has a selenium cell exposure meter on top, with meter control on left side. Shutter: Copal M...

Yashica Co. Ltd.

Kiev-4

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is ...

Kiev

Kalimar Reflex

Item is a single lens reflex camera 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Made by Fujita Optical Company for Kalimar (in the USA), the cloth focal plane shutter allows exposures from B to 1/500 sec. Film counter set manually at the first exposure (...

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

Zeiss Ikon Contina-matic II

Item is a non-folding camera with a coupled selenium meter. Has an uncovered beehive selenium cell on the front. It has a fixed Pantar F2.8 45mm lens.

Konica Autoreflex T

Item is the first Japanese 35mm SLR camera. The "T" model has automatic TTL shutter-priority metering. It has a Konica Hexanon 1:4 f=21mm lens, serial #7028597, and also includes a Konica Hexanon 1:2.8 100mm lens serial #7230688.

Konishiroku Photo Ind, Co., Ltd.

Mamiya c330

Item is a twin lens reflex medium format camera. Features on this model include a self-cocking winding crank with double exposure prevention.

Zenit-E

Item is a 35 mm cameras with 1/30 - 1/500 shutter speeds and a Helios 44 mm f2 lens. The camera has an uncoupled selenium meter and a match-needle on top housing. The match-needle was a system of exposure metering commonly used in the 1960's ...

Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420

Item is one of 1.3 million Polaroid Land cameras manufactured between 1971 and 1977 in the United States. The 420 camera is the successor to Polaroid's 320 model. It features folding bellows, automatic exposure and an external light meter bes...

Salyut Kiev 88C

Item is a medium format, single lens reflex replica of the Swedish Hasselblad 1600 F camera manufactured in Russia. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Shutter is a foil focal plane style. Camera kit includes 2 film backs, an eye level view...

Konica Autoreflex FS-1

Item is a Japanese camera is single lens reflex, 35mm camera with built-in auto winder. Auto film loading and TTL shutter priority auto exposure as well as a manual mode. It has a vertical metal digitally controlled focal plane shutter 2-1/1000. H...

Leica R4

Item is a small hand held 35mm camera with metal and black vulcanite case. Two large metal rings attached on either side for a strap (not included). No lens included.

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2

Item is an automatic, auto-focus 35mm camera with built-in flash and electronic shutter. The Hi-Matic AF2 was the first 35mm rangefinder camera with active infrared auto-focus, which uses an infrared beam to determine the distance of objects in t...

Polaroid One Step

Item is an updated version of the original One Step. Typical consumer Polaroid - Black plastic body with flash - uses 600 film with built-in electronic flash

Agfa Standard Type 254

Item is a folding roll film camera for 6 x 9 cm. exposures. Equipped with a brillant and optic viewfinders and Agfa-Anastigmat, 4.5/10.5 cm lens.

Linhof Technika lenses

Item is a lens for 4 x 5 in. exposures on sheet film Schneider-Kreuznach symmar f6.8/130 mm. lens, Compur-Synchro shutter 1-1/500 sec. Includes 2 other lenses: Scheider-Kreuznach symmar 1:5.6 135 mm, and the other is 1:5.6 240mm. Both have Compur ...

Polaroid SX-70 Land camera

Item is a folding, single-lens reflex camera for instant photographs using proprietary Polaroid SX-70 film. Model is a collapsable, leatherette-covered with a matching brown suede carrying case.

Kodak Disc 3100

Item is a small, flat, hand-held camera with black plastic body and brushed metal, gold-coloured front plate. Intended by Kodak to replace their instamatic line of cameras, the Kodak Disc cameras were designed to be simple to use, with all automat...

Rolleiflex Grey Baby

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera com...

No. 3A Autographic Kodak special

Item consists of a No. 3A Autographic Kodak special folding camera that makes pictures sized 3.25 x 5.5" on 122 film. Comes with CRF rangefinder. This is one of the very first cameras manufactured with a coupled rangefinder. The Autographic f...

Brownie Target SIX-20

For 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. exposure on 620 film Acromatic lens, 2 aperture settings, rotary shutter. Metal and leatherette case. Case will not separate to open camera.

Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection

  • SC 2005.001
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2006

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, ne...

Kodak Canada Inc.

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Item is manual focus camera for use with Polaroid proprietary Colorpack film. Uses flash cubes.

Polaroid Corporation

Ansco Vest Pocket No.0

Item is a small, folding strut camera for making 4 x 6.5cm exposures on 127 film. Unlike folding bed cameras, the lens remains exposed (on the outside of the camera) when the camera is collapsed. Lens is an Ansco Anastigmat f6.3.

Ihagee Rulex camera

Item is an early folding plate camera with a Rulex triple anastigmat F13, 1:4 lens and an unmarked compound shutter. Includes both a brilliant viewfinder and optical direct finder.

Ansco Memo

Item is a leather covered wooden box camera. The Ansco Memo is a single frame, fixed focus which takes landscape oriented images. Film is advanced by pushing down on a lever in the back of the camera. While not the first American camera made for 3...

Contaflex II

Item is a 35mm, single lens reflex camera manufactured by the Zeiss Ikon Company. This model, introduced in 1954, has a Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens and synchro-compur leaf shutter. The camera has a built-in, uncoupled selenium exposure meter and a telep...

No. 3A Folding Autographic Brownie

Item is a folding camera for 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. exposures. The Autogrpahic 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 pa...

Kodak Vest Pocket Model B

Item is a folding strut camera from the popular Eastman Kodak Vest Pocket Kodak series. For 4.5 x 6 cm (1.75" x 2.36") exposures on small format, 127 roll film.