Six-16, Vollenda - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Six-16

1934

Model C

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Image of Six-16

Lens:
f4.5, 12 cm K.S. Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial number written on rear element. Serial no. 582528 .

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T. Delayed action. Serial no. 2625993.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
8, 2 ½" x 4 ¼" exposures on 616 roll-film.

Focusing:
Front-cell to 3 feet.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder, frame view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Self-erecting front.

Serial Number:
6610, H706 .

With:
Instruction book - 'How to make Pictures with The Six-16 and Six-20 Kodaks'.

The American version of this camera was introduced in 1932, two years later the UK manufactured model was introduced. Several lens and shutter combinations were available, advertisements show Kodak Anastigmat lenses of f4.5 and f6.3 in OV, OPS or Compur shutters. The top-of-the-range was a Tessar in a Compur shutter. The designation - Model C - was introduced in 1938.

References & Notes:
BJA 1934, p. 21. BJA 1935, p. 23. Coe, Kodak Cameras, p. 155.

Vollenda 620

Model of 1936

Kodak A.G.

Stuttgart

Germany

Lens:
f4.5, 105 mm Kodak Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 3093159 .

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T. Delayed action.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
8, 2 ¼" x 3 ¼" exposures on 620 roll-film.

Focusing:
Focus to 3 feet.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder, direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Self-erecting front.

Serial Number:
711580 .

With:
Kodak case.

The first version appeared in 1934 having nickel trim and a frame finder. In 1936 the trim became chromium, and an optical finder replaced the frame type.

Several lens and shutter combinations were available.

References & Notes:
Coe, Kodak Cameras, p. 144.


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