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EASTMAN KODAK - N°1A Pocket Kodak (1926 - 1931)

Folding cameras

Produced from 1926 to 1931, the N°1A Pocket Kodak has a very recognizable design. The "Kodak" logo that is engraved on the fold-up stand as well as the chiselling of the Autographic pen (located on the side of the shutter), both are clearly inspired by the "Art Déco" period. 

This camera is equipped with a Kodex N°1 shutter (T, B, 1/25s et 1/100s). Different types of lens may be installed. The opposite camera is mounted with a Kodak Anastigmat 1:6,3  f=126 mm lens. 

IIt is one of the first cameras allowing to adjust the focus using a screw which moves the tray supporting the lens and shutter.
An indicator calibrated in metres and feet gives the distance to the subject.

It uses format 116 on rollfilm which produces a 6,5 x 11cm negative image. 

The presence of the stiletto indicates this camera is an "Autographic" model. That means it is equipped with the famous back which authorizes the photographer to carry some handwritten marks directly on the film.

Doing this requierts to use a special film named "Autographic" which, instead of an opaque paper protecting the film from the light, uses a sheet of carbon paper doubled with a thin red paper.

Opening the special door on the back side of the camera, the photographer has access to the back of the film. Writing with the stilleto on the red paper, this transfers the carbon onto the red paper allowing the light to hit the film which records the writing.

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