No. 1A Autographic Kodak Camera was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak company from 1916 to 1924. Constructed of aluminum for strength and covered in seal grain leather. accompanied by a black leather bellows with the metal parts are finished in nickel or black enamel. Capable of taking twelve exposures 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches on No. A 116 autographic film cartridge. Fitted with a Kodak Rapid Rectilinear lens and the Kodak ball bearing shutter with variable speeds up to 1/100 second. An optional Kodak Anastigmat f7.7 lens was available. Additional features included a folding bellows design, automatic focusing lock, reversible finder, and two tripod sockets. Priced at $17.50 to $22.50, in 1916. The early 1916 version is depicted to the right and a later model from 1922 is depicted below. As you can see some dramatic design changes were made over the life of this camera.
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