Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare antique early 20 century Eastman Kodak View No. 1 folding camera!
Eastman Kodak Co., of Rochester, New York, is an American film maker and camera maker. For at least three quarters of the 20th century it played the dominant role in worldwide photography business. Kodak was founded by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong on September 4, 1888. During most of the 20th century, Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film. The company’s ubiquity was such that its “Kodak moment” tagline entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that was demanded to be recorded for posterity.
This View No. 1 folding camera is finely crafted and detailed. The camera is the improved model of the Century View and Empire State No. 1 cameras. and was introduced in 1914 and made until 1928. The piece features a lacquered mahogany wood body with brass fittings. The bellows are crafted of black leather. The ground glass measures approx. 7″ in length by 5″ in height. This model features Bausch & Lomb Unicum lens. Marked with Eastman Kodak plaque. Camera presents well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear and patina commensurate with age and use. To our limited knowledge it appears all components are intact. Camera is in need of a light cleaning and some minor restoration if you intend to actually use it. The corners of the bellows have minor wear/peeling. There is minor wear to leather handle. This wonderful Kodak camera will make an outstanding addition to any fine antique early camera collection. Fresh to the market!
Measurements: 10-3/4″ in height, 8-1/2″ in width, 13-3/4″ in length (extended)/ 5-1/2″ in length (retracted)