No 3A Autographic Kodak camera, 1916.
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Kodak introduced their first folding pocket camera in 1897. This was the first of what was to become a very popular range of folding rollfilm cameras. Over 300,000 No 3A Autographics were produced by Kodak between 1914 and 1934. The camera uses 122 film producing 8.25cm x 14 cm (3.25 x 5.5 inch) negatives, and at 10 inches (25.4cm) tall is rather large for a 'pocket' camera. Seven shutter speeds are available, from 1 second to 1/100 second, as well as B and T settings for timed exposures. Focusing is achieved by extending or collapsing the bellows to increase or decrease the distance between the lens and the film. Made by Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, New York, United States.