Guénault adapter from 1900 to transform roll film Kodaks into plate cameras.
Below a Through The Viewfinder (TTV) picture of the little house for plague patients, dating from 1682, on the grounds of the cloister of St. Elisabeth, Haelen. Taken with my No. 3 Cartridge Kodak.
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.
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.