1A Speed Kodak - Antique and Vintage Cameras

1A Speed Kodak

1909

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of 1A Speed Kodak

Lens:
f4.8, 120 mm Goerz Doppel-Anastigmat Series 1b No. 0, iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 110101 .

Shutter:
Graflex focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/1000, T. Multi-slot type with apertures of 1/8, 3/8, 3/4 and 1 1/2 inches, variable spring tension with 6 settings. Separate capping blind.

Construction:
Leather covered body, black leather bellows.

Format:
2 ½" x 4 ¼" exposures on 116 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, double extension, scale to 6 feet and 2 metres.

Attributes:
Direct vision view-finder (lens/post), a hinged mirror can be set for waist-level viewing.
Film counter.

Serial Number:
1281 .

With:
Case.

Most large format roll-film cameras of the time used leaf shutters, the 1A Speed Kodak was one of the few to use a focal-plane. Advertising for the camera emphasised its use in sports photography.

References & Notes:
BJA 1910, p. 670. Coe, Kodak Cameras, p.165.


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