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- Part a is the small black camera with black bellows. It has a small foot that folds out to allow it to sit level on a flat surface. The foot is inscribed with the word "KODAK" in stylized letters. There is a metal clasp on the side for holding the camera closed when the bellows are collapsed. It al…
- Kodak Junior Six-16 Series II
- Brand Name
- Eastman Kodak Company
- TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
- PHOTOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Place Of Manufacture
- United States
- New York
- Start Date
- End Date
- Part a is the small black camera with black bellows. It has a small foot that folds out to allow it to sit level on a flat surface. The foot is inscribed with the word "KODAK" in stylized letters. There is a metal clasp on the side for holding the camera closed when the bellows are collapsed. It also has a strap on the top.
Part B is the camera case. It is a brown leather-type material, with a silver clasp on the front and a brown strap across the lid.
Part C is a booklet titled "Picture Taking with the Kodak Junion Six-16 Series II". It contains information on loading the film and using the camera.
- History Of Use
- The original German design of the Kodak Junior Six-16 sported a round end and straight struts, a Kodak Anastigmat 1:7.7 f=12cm lens and a leather case. It had two frame finders: the first, a folding finder incorporated into its housing, and another optical finder was placed near the shutter. It also sported a quick release bar at the front of the bed which released the self-erecting bed. The Junior 616 took 6 exposures of 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 images on a single roll of 616.
The UK design was in production from 1933-1940. It was practically identical to the German built model, with a similar round end and straight struts, and a leather case - but this design had a simple Twindar Lens.
The US-built design was in production from 1935-1937. It sported all of the features of its Continental cousins with the lens being a an octagonal ended, Kodak Anastigmat, a No 1 Kodex shutter and further differentiated from its cousins by the "N" style struts.
The Series II lacks the ribbing on the body leather, but retains the dual viewfinders and "N"-style struts. Versions with round or octagonal shutters are known, including a focus model with a simple instant/time shutter.
- Number Of Parts
- Accession No.
- 2013.24.115 a-c
- Model Name or No.
- Six-16 Series II
- Type of Record
- Museum Artifact