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Object ID 002773

Object Name Kodak movie camera

Object Desc Cine-Kodak Eight model 25 movie camera. Camera is two pieces, both are black metal. Camera is contained in black leather case which has an interior made of wood.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002537a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Photography


Source Category Donation

Accession Date OCT 16,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1932

End Year Range 1947

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Photography,Movie camera,Kodak,Cine-Kodak,camera,Eastman Kodak,

Title Kodak movie camera

Description Black metal Cine-Kodak movie camera. Camera opens to allow user to insert film. Main camera is CMY2537a, removable door is CMY2537b, and leather case is CMY 2537c. Inside of 2537b is label reminding user to use Kodak film, as well as patent and trademark information. Main camera body is black metal with a handle with pop up viewfinder on top. Underneath handle is metal label with the following: "CINE-KODAK EIGHT, MODEL 25, MADE IN U.S.A. BY EASTMAN KODAK CO., ROCHESTER, N.Y." Right side of camera has toggle for winding film which is stamped with "6259." Side also has a window to let user know if empty of film. Left side of camera has a silver know to open/close the removable cover. Front of camera has lens and metal label offering information on which setting to use. Case (2537c) is leather with a wooden insert.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 0

Width 1.5

Depth 6

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are the camera itself. The case measures 5.75" high, 8" wide, and 2.5" deep.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Eastman Kodak Company

Maker Details For years, the Eastman Kodak Company had worked to develop a system of movie equipment and film that would be easy enough for the advanced amateur photographer to use, yet reasonably affordable. The result was the Sixteen Millimeter "Cine Kodak" Camera and the Kodascope Projector". The camera itself weighed about seven pounds, and had to be handcranked at two turns per second during filming. A tripod was included in the package, all of which cost a whopping $335.00! And this in a time when a new Ford automobile could be purchased for $550.00. By 1932, with America in the throes of the Great Depression, a new format, the "Cine Kodak Eight", was introduced.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2537a-c



Date OCT 16,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes The camera appears to be in good condition with wear on the toggle used to wind film. Back side of camera has a section with considerable wear. Leather case has some stitching coming loose and edge wear.