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Kodak, Six-16 self erecting type, 616 roll film camera, c1934

Rochester NY made Kodak, an improved version of the earlier Six-16 by the addition of a self erecting front. A certain amount of caution needs to be exercised when opening, as the lensboard needs to be held upright to prevent jamming. Fitted with one of Kodak's own home produced shutters, rather than the more expensive types - it was aimed at a broader market. Art deco styling makes it rather attractive and it was for this that it was bought for the collection in 1997.

Film makers who also made cameras often used the inside of the camera as an advertising opportunity and you will often find such labels. Sealed away in the dark, the inks are protected from fading and their brightness is often in stark contrast to the dour exteriors. Here is the one from the back of this Kodak camera.

Kodak 616 film label

Kodak, Six-16 self erecting type, 616 roll film camera,       c1934

Body No.95844
Shutter, No,1 Diodak, speeds T, B, 10, 25, 50 & 100th
Lens, Kodak Anastigmat, 126mm f/6.3
Condition, 5F

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