|Kodak, No.1 Autographic Kodak Junior camera, c1922|
Folding No.1 (120) roll film autographic camera made by the Canadian Kodak Co. Toronto. Although made from 1914 to 1924, this one was made around 1922. Donated in 1984 by C. M. England, it was a little tatty and unusable. In 1994 the camera was completely stripped and rebuilt. The bellows were replaced, although the original linen liner and card stiffeners were reused. This camera was rebuilt because I wanted to know what sort of results could be obtained with it, it was a relatively common camera and its wooden body would be easy to dismantle. Although the effort far outweighed its worth, it will continue to take pictures for many years. Kodak ball bearing shutters seem to last forever, the one fitted here required no work and is still merrily clicking away nearly eighty years after it was made. The manual is the original and makes interesting reading, I quote one part in particular, "The Kodak Amateur Flashlight Outfit gives a minimum of smoke,"! The processing tank is a much later donation, arriving in 1999.
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Shutter, Kodak ball bearing shutter, speeds T, B, 25 & 50th
Lens, Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectilinear, f/7.5
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