Cine-Kodak camera in fitted case by James Sinclair. Eastman Kodak Co. Cine camera for 16mm film, 100' or 50' loading. f/3.5, 50mm lens; hand-turned; direct and refelcting optical finder combined. Focusing and aperture controls on camera back. Serial No 02503. Sold complete with Kodascope projector, tripod and screen for $335. Available in US from June 1923. Introduced in Britain in 1924 when the outfit cost £88. From January 1924 items were available separately in the United States; camera $125. An electric motor drive for the camera was announced in May 1924. In July 1925,with the introduction of the Cine-Kodak B, this was renamed the Model A. Not listed in Kodak catalogue after 1930.
The Ciné-Kodak was the first 16mm camera, introduced in 1923 by the Eastman Kodak Company, intended to be used for home movie making. It was solidly made with a diecast metal body and capacity for 100 feet of film, enough for four minutes. The camera was hand turned, although a motor drive unit was available. The Cine-Kodak outfits - camera, tripod, projector, splicer and screen - sold in America for $335. The apparatus was not cheap, but the running costs were very much lower than other systems, 16mm film cost about one fifth of the cost of equivalent 35mm film.