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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, 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.

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Kodak x-ray demonstration

File contains negatives featuring images of Kodak x-ray equipment and demonstrations of its use. There are examples including an x-ray image of a bell, a man at a monitor examining a human torso x-ray, men standing in a room equipped to take x-rays, and a woman preparing to be x-rayed and lying in an x-ray machine. Additionally, there is an image of an older Kodak building, of a box of one dozen Eastman Dupli-tized X-ray Films, and of a laboratory next to a window.

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Canada's 125th Anniversary at Building #5 and Kodak PhotoCD

File contains two identical photographs featuring an image of a group of employees standing with a Canada flag outside in the parking lot of Building #5. A flag in the foreground indicates the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. The third photograph features an image of the Kodak PhotoCD compact disc with PhotoCD Player and remote, likely taken for advertising purposes.

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Emulsion kettle

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".

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Ektralite 30

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".

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

No. 2A Brownie

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

No. 2C Autographic Kodak Junior

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.

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No. 3A Autographic Kodak, Model C

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

No. 3-A Autographic Kodak Junior

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.

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No. 1A Pocket Kodak

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.

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No. 1A Gift Kodak

Item is a special version of the No. 1A Kodak Junior. It is a folding camera covered in brown leather with an enameled brown, silver and red art deco design on shutter faceplate and front door. Features black bellows and metal hinges. For use with 116 roll film, it is a medium sized camera that makes a picture size of 2 1/4 x 4 1/4".

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No. 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye, Model C

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.

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Bantam

Item is a compact camera built of black plastic with black leather bellows and metal clasps. It was made for use with 828 film and features a Kodak Anastigmat f6.3 53mm lens and a rigid viewfinder.

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Vigilant Six-20

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Vigilant Junior Six-20

Item is a folding camera with black casing, black leather bellows and metal clasps. It is a smaller model of the Vigilant Junior Six-16, and similar to the Kodak Vigilant Six-20 but with a simpler lens and shutter.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Ektralite 500

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Kodak Duex

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Ektra 1

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Ektra 2

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.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Kodakchrome 40 Sound Color Movie Film Type A

Item consists of a 15 metre Super 8 Sound cartridge of Kodachrome 40 Sound Colour Movie Film Type A in original packaging. Develop before date is April 1981. Inscribed in blue ink on verso reads the name "Fritz Siess" followed by an address in Willowdale, Ontario. It was mailed to the Kodak Canada Inc. processing laboratory in Brampton, Ontario.

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Kodak gifts say open me first!

Item consists of a portrait format poster that reads "Kodak Gifts Say / Open me first! / When you open your Kodak camera outfit first, you can save all the fun of Christmas-and the years to come-in pictures" Beneath the text are images, prices, and brief descriptions of the Brownie Starflash Outfit camera, the Brownie Hawkeye Flash Outfit camera, the Kodak Pony IV Camera Outfit, and the Brownie Movie Camera Kit.

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Kodak Petite camera (blue)

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.

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