Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera

Made:
1915-1926 in Rochester
maker:
Kodak

Collapsing camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Meniscus lens, apertures 1-4. Ball Bearing shutter 25/50/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Black crackle finish. No 1721533.

Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera for 127 rollfilm, made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, 1915-1926.

Meniscus lens, apertures 1-4. Ball Bearing shutter 25/50/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Black crackle finish.

The range of Vest Pocket Kodak cameras were a best selling series made from 1912-1926. This Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak was advertised as the ‘soldier's camera’ during the first world war. The basic version cost $7.50 and around 1,750,000 were sold. On the back of the camera was an area through which notes could be written onto the paper backing of the 127 film.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4403
Materials:
glass, steel (metal) and white metal (unknown)
type:
rollfilm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford