Sub-series illustrates the production history of the Kodak company's commercial camera production. The collection represents all major styles of medium and small format cameras produced by the company and consists of 171 plate and film cameras, including; box cameras, folding cameras, disposable cameras, range finder cameras, single-lens reflex cameras, twin-lens reflex cameras, ciné cameras, and digital cameras. The cameras are organized chronologically.
Item is a Vest Pocket strut camera for 4.5 x 6cm exposures on 127 roll film. Strut cameras differed from other folding cameras in that the lens remained exposed or uncovered when the camera was folded down. This model has a Bakelite body.
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 stylus. A window opened in the back of the camera to expose the backing paper. Lens is a Bausch and Lomb with Kodak ball bearing shutter.
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. Lens is an f4.5 with a Kodamatic shutter. This camera originally sold for $31.00 in the United States, this model was assembled by the Canadian Kodak Company, at the Weston plant in Toronto.
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 1907, when Eastman Kodak purchased the company. Simple lens and rotary shutter.
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.