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Kodak Pocket Nr. 1

"Nr-1 Pocket Kodak, Series II" is written on the baseboard label. This one is manufactured in Canada by Canadian Kodak Company in Toronto. Produced 1922-1932.
The camera uses 120 film and it has an autographic back which means that it is a data back of the Twenties. You open the back door and do your engravings. (Click the "Data stick" picture )
The lens is a simple meniskus (I think) and the shutter is Kodex Nr 0, T, B, 1/25, 1/50sec. Iris and the shutter are in front of the lens


Click the Data Stick

You can see the grey patches on the bellows. They are not fungus but for some reason the coloring has loosen. The skin is excellent given that the camera is about eighty years old.

Looking at these two cameras you can see about a 1/200 of the various types of the folding cameras manufactured by Kodak from the late 19th to the middle of the 20th century.

The lens is hidden behind the shutter. A quite common "arrangement" in those days.

Folding Hawkeye

Folding Cartridge Hawkeye (1926 - 1934)

"Nr-2 Folding Cartridge Hawkeye , Model B", again on the label. This Kodak is manufactured in U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, N. Y. The format is the same. The lens is Anastigmat Kodeye , 1:6,3 and the shutter is also Kodex Nr. 0 as in Kodak Pocket above.
The camera uses 120 film and the picture size 6 x9cm. This time there is no "data back"

I purchased this Hawkeye on eBay, Switzerland and It´s condition is like new. This is not exceptional and it is not hard to find surprisingly well preserwed old Kodak cameras.
I wonder what might be the condition of a modern snapshooter after eighty years.

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