Folding Film Camera

Manufacture Period: 1940-46

Since 1888, the Eastman Kodak Company (otherwise known as Kodak) is an American company that produces photography equipment. The company is headquartered in Rochester, New York.  

Produced during the Art Deco period, Kodak created the folding camera in the USA and Canada from 1940 to 1946. It took images that were 6 by 9cm on 620 film. It was equipped with a simple fixed-focus Kodet meniscus lens in a Dak shutter or a 3-element Bimat lens in a Dakon shutter. The camera itself was made from a fine-grain leatherette body and featured a curved body shape in a black enamel finder. It has both a fold-down eye level frame viewfinder and a waist-level brilliant viewfinder with two tripod sockets for both portrait and landscape orientation.

Manufactured in Toronto, Ontario
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