Antique Eastman Kodak "No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak" Camera c.1903
This is an original "No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak" camera with a hand operated, chrome push button shutter release. The body of camera is all leather with a leather handle and it folds smoothly closed to 2 inches. This camera has retained its original finish and has the appropriate amount of wear. The removable silver Art Deco stylus is missing.
- CREATOR Eastman Kodak Company
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1903 -1915
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Chrome, Optical Glass, Fabric.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 10 in. W 5 in. D 9 in.
The No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak was a folding bed camera for making exposures in 3¼×5½ inch postcard format on type No. 122 roll film. It was introduced by Kodak in 1903 and made until 1915. Variants were B, B2, B3, B4, B5, C and G. Early variants were expensive and had for example a combination of Kodak Automatic shutter and rapid rectillinear lens of Bausch & Lomb. Later moderately priced variants got the ball bearing shutter. Both shutters were still for pneumatic remote operation or release by lever. A glass plate adapter was available for the camera.