Vintage Kodak 3A Folding Camera
With patents originally dating back to 1894, the No. 3A Folding Pocket Camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak in Rochester NY and Canadian Kodak Co in Toronto ON from 1903 until 1915. The camera used #122 rollfilm and produced postcard sized 3 ¼” x 5 ½” exposures. This classic looking folding camera featured a black leather-covered aluminium body, red leather bellows and was fitted with a black metal lens plate on chrome frame and rails. This was a high quality camera highlighted by a Kodak automatic shutter and Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectilinear lens. Kodak made several variations of this camera during its twelve year reign. This particular model, the “B-4” was made in 1908 and 1909, with this specific camera being manufactured in Canada in 1909. If you look closely, you can see the "CKC" (Canadian Kodak Co) logo on the buckle of the case instead of the more common EKC (Eastman Kodak Co) mark.