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Updated: Oct 14, 2020

No. 2C Autographic Kodak Jr. Camera


This is the No. 2C Autographic Kodak Jr. model camera, a large format film folding bed camera. This was produced by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. This model is dated between 1916 and 1927.



This autographic system for roll film was launched by Kodak in 1914 and allowed the photographer to add written information on the film at the time of exposure. It is constructed from aluminum and covered in a fine seal grain leather. The metal parts were usually finished in nickel or black enamel. The features include a folding black bellows design, adjustable focus with automatic focusing lock, reversible finder and two tripod sockets. This camera is fitted with a meniscus achromatic lens and Kodak ball-bearing shutter.



Written on the camera is the following:

25B50T100 EKC 14226

Kodak Ball Bearing Shutter

Patented in U.S.A

No. 2-C Autographic Kodak JR. 13458

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