Kodak Pocket - Model 1895
|With its measurements of 3 x 2 1/4 x 4", this little camera can be put
into the pocket of a coat or the handbag of an elegant. This probably
explains it designation of Pocket Kodak.
|The Kodak Company exists since just 7 years when this tiny camera is
introduced on the market.
It uses the new film 102 specialy created by Kodak and producing 1 1/2 x
2 " negatives.
The first model of Pocket Kodak, produced from July 1895 to June
1896, is easily identifiable due to
its round viewfinder and using a sector shutter.
Some lucky people (isn't it Didier ?) have found a special version
of this first model covered with red leather. Just superb !!!
variants of this first model occured during the first year:
|Felt film guides, plain metal flaps on roll compartments, shutter
attached to film carrier, then separated. |
|Felt guides, printing on flaps||
|Roller film guides, printed or plain flaps|
|Roller film guides, shutter attached to film carrier.|
Starting 1896, this box is equiped with a square viewfinder
and a rotary shutter . All
following models have two
pulls, one for instant or time exposure, and one for aperture selection.
Bobbi London, no 1897 models are known.
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