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
General Category History
Source Category Donation
Accession Date OCT 23,2014
Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening
Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 3
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
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.
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
Date OCT 23,2014
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