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Folding Camera - Kodak, 'Autographic', 'Vest Pocket', 1915-1926 Object Reg. No: ST 029027

Summary:
Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic folding camera, made by the Kodak Eastman Co. in Rochester, New York, with patents from 1902-1913. Production dated from 1915-1926. It uses size 127 roll film and takes images measuring 4.13 x 6.35cm (1.63 X 2.5 inches).
Description:
Rectangular, black, metal camera with rounded ends. Front of camera shows central lens window bordered by an irregular shaped metal plate with extensive text, and view finder to right of lens. Top of camera has metal film winder on right side, and a small 'lock/open' switch for unfolding the camera. The front opens by releasing the catch and pulling out the metal panel which holds the lens window. The front remains adjoined to the body of the camera by a leather 'accordion' fold out. The extent to which it is folded out is controlled by the metal hinges. The back of the camera has a circular metal plate in the centre with an orange-tinted window. On the right side of the back is a vertically rectangular metal plate with embossed lettering. Plate will lift up with a hinge on one side. Comes with a brown leather case attached to a leather belt allowing the camera to be worn.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs George Flanagan, 1975
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 7 cm (Height), 2.5 cm (Width), 12 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Does not include vest pocket case in which camera is stored.

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Tagged with: cameras, photography, photographic equipment
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: PHOTOGRAPHY
Secondary Classification: Image Making Equipment
Tertiary Classification: cameras - box
Inscriptions: Embossed on rectangular plate on reverse: "VEST POCKET / AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK". Engraved in circular plate on reverse: "U.S. PATENTS / MAR. 4, 1902, MAY 6, 1913".
Printed on irregular shaped plate around lens: "MADE BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A." Further extensive text relates to distance, light, and settings.
Model Name/Number: 'Vest Pocket'
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, United States of America, 1915-1926

Production dated from 1915-26, with patents from 1902-13.

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