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On this website you can see videos of many rare and antique Kodak cameras from the mid 1880's up to the 1910's.

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The No. 5 Folding Kodet Special was intended for the advanced amateur photographer who did not want to or could not spend a large amount on a 'real' Kodak camera. Only 400 were made and the camera is very rare today.

 


Below one side of the World War One era leaflet promoting the Vest Pocket Kodak as an ideal instrument for the soldier.

 

 

 
 

Illustrated index of this site / Help to identify your camera

If you have an early Kodak camera and would like to determine its model name, try to find it in the table below. If you have found a picture that looks a bit like your camera, follow the link(s) and compare the camera in the video with yours.

You also can use the special form on the Identify your Kodak page. If both things don't work you can ask me, but please send a picture of the camera.

 

Box cameras

 No. 1, 2, 3, 4 Kodaks
No. 3, 4 Kodak Juniors
1890's

 A B C Ordinary's (wooden box)
1890's

A B C Daylights
1890's 

No. 2 Bullet (1895 or improved),
Bull's-Eye, Flexo and Plico
late 1890's early 1900's

No. 2 Falcon
late 1890's

No. 2 Bullet Special, Bull's-Eye Special
late 1890's early 1900's 

No. 3 and 4 Kodet Box
1890's 

No. 4 Eureka,
9x12 cm Zenith, No. 3 and 4 Zenith
late 1890's

No. 4 Bullet Special, Bull's-Eye Special
late 1890's early 1900's

 

Pocket KodakFalcon
late 1890's

No. 2 Eureka Junior
late 1890's

No. 2 Eureka
late 1890's

Brownie, No. 1 Brownie
1900's

No. 0, 2, 2A, 2C, 3 Brownie
1900's onwards 

No. 3 Bull's-Eye
late 1900's early 1910's

No. 1, 3A, 4 Panoram (1899 / later)
1900's to 1920's

No. 2 Stereo Kodak
1900's

No. 3B Quick Focus Kodak
1900's 



Folding cameras

No. 4, 5, 6 Folding Kodak
1890's 

No. 3 and 4 Folding Kodet
(vertical) (horizontal)
No. 4 Folding Kodet Junior
1890's

No. 4 and 5 Folding Kodet Specials
1890's

Flat Folding Kodak
1890's

No. 3, 4 and 5 Cartridge Kodaks
late 1890's  early 1900's

Original, No. 0, 1, 1A Folding Pocket
Kodak 
late 1890's early 1900's

No. 2 Folding Pocket Kodak
1890's

 

No. 3, 3A, 4 Folding Pocket Kodak
No. 4A Folding Kodak
No. 1, 3, 3A Special Kodak
1900's , 1910's

No. 1, 1A Folding Pocket Kodak
1900's, 1910's

No. 2 Stereo Brownie
1900's

Stereo Kodak Model 1
late 1910's early 1920's

 

 N0. 2, 2A, 3, 3A Folding (Pocket)
Brownie
1900's, 1910's

No. 1A Speed Kodak
late 1900's early 1910's

No. 4A Speed Kodak
late 1900's early 1910's

No. 4 Screen Focus Kodak
1900's

No. 3, 4 and 5 Eastman Plate camera
early 1900's 

Vest Pocket Kodak
1910's 

 

 

A bit about me

 

In 1983 I bought my first antique camera, a metal bodied No. 2 Brownie. Soon after the first one others followed. Within a year I decided to focus on Kodak cameras from 1888 until 1934. After some years this was changed to 1888 - 1914 (or there about).

My collecting policy is to get one specimen of every Kodak model. As you can see on this website, this worked well. There are very few models I do not have, but it has taken me about 30 years so far and it will take me some more years to find the missing models.
My collection is not large at all, a little more than 100 cameras. A number of them are from the 1920's and 1930's, but their value is so low that it does not make any sense to try to sell them. So the core of my collection is even smaller than 100 cameras.

In addition to the cameras I collect original photographs that were made with the Kodaks and instruction booklets. 

My main interest concentrates on the interaction  of technique and photographer. What is the influence of the technique used in a camera design on the kind of photographer that uses it? And what was done to make cameras that appealed to a certain sort of users? Besides that I just like the pretty wood, the leather and brass. 

I hope you enjoy the cameras on this site as much as I do.

 

 
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