Antique Sealskin "Kodak Special Model A" Folding Camera c.1915-1920



The body of the Kodak Special, Model A incorporates several unusual design features. The most immediately obvious of these is the Bakelite panel on either side of the lens and cover and the distinctively patterned leather covering of the camera is sealskin. Chrome accents are throughout the camera. Original brass tag with name. It folds smoothly closed to 2 inches.

Sold for decorative purposes only. May or may not work.

  • CREATOR Eastman Kodak Company
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Sealskin Leather, Chrome, Optical Glass, Brass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Bellows appear to be intact. Missing leather handle. Back round view window broken.
  • DIMENSIONS H 9 in. W 4.25 in. D 8 in.


The Autographic Kodak Special, Model A when it first appeared in 1915 was a state-of-the-art hand camera which many amateur photographers must have aspired to own. Comes with iron stylus for writing notes directly on the film. 



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