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Object ID 002774

Object Name No. 2-C Kodak Jr. Autographic Camera

Object Desc Black and chrome autographic camera in black leather case with strap. Camera made by Eastman Kodak Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002538a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Photography


Source Category Donation

Accession Date OCT 23,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1916

End Year Range 1927

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Eastman Kodak Company,Kodak,photography,camera,autographic,

Title No. 2-C Kodak Jr. Autographic Camera

Description CMY2538a: No.2C Autographic Kodak Jr. is a large format film folding bed camera made by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA and produced between 1916-27. It uses Kodak No.A 130 Autographic roll film cartridge for 7x12cm (2 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches) frames. The body of the camera is covered in black textured leather. Interior of the camera has a sliding bellows to allow camera to move out of case. Front panel opens by pushing a hidden button on upper left side. Camera has a Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. lens. Body of camera has a leather handle on top. Made in the USA. Autographic cameras have a hinged door on backside which allows photographer to write a message or date on the surface of the photo. Stylus for this camera is missing. CMY2438b: black leather case with strap. Case is embossed with "3A Autographic Folding Pocket Kodak" and has a gold metal closure with EKC stamp. Case may not be original to camera as case is marked 3A and camera is marked 2-C. The 2-C originally sold for $25.00


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 0

Width 4.25

Depth 7.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are of the camera when opened. When closed, the depth is 1.75". Case measures 10.5" high. 5.5" wide, 2.25" deep.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Eastman Kodak Company

Maker Details Eastman Kodak was founded by George Eastman in 1888. The letter k was a favorite of Eastman's; he is quoted as saying, "it seems a strong, incisive sort of letter." He and his mother devised the name Kodak with an anagrams set. Eastman said that there were three principal concepts he used in creating the name: it should be short, easy to pronounce, and not resemble any other name or be associated with anything else. From the company's founding by George Eastman in 1888, Kodak followed the razor and blades strategy of selling inexpensive cameras and making large margins from consumables - film, chemicals and paper. As late as 1976, Kodak commanded 90% of film sales and 85% of camera sales in the U.S.

Maker Mark EKC


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Image Caption CMY2538a-b



Date OCT 23,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Camera is in good condition. Leather on camera body has some wear. All parts of the camera appear to be in working order. Stylus is missing. Case does not appear to be original to this camera, as it is embossed with a different model number. Case is in fair condition, leather is very worn, stitching is damaged, and there is a yellow substance adhered to the front of it.


Date OCT 23,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 23,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin