File Box 1 - Dr Woodhouse’s camera

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GB 2830 WOO/Box 1

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Dr Woodhouse’s camera

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  • 1914 - 1924 (Creation)

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Camera and leather case

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(1888-)

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An American technology company founded by George Eastman in 1888. Traditionally core business was in cameras, photographic supplies such as film and photographic paper.

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This No.1A Autographic Kodak Jr. was a folding camera owned by Maurice T. Woodhouse, a tutor at the City of Leeds Training College. This particular model with the Kodak Ball Bearing shutter and 1/25s, B, 1/50s, T, and 1/100s was produced between 1914 and 1924. It was made in America by the Eastman Kodak Company and took 116 autographic film. The autographic film had a strip of carbon embedded, a metal stylus and small latch at the back of the camera was included to allow the photographer to attach information to the shot just taken, such as date or title. unfortunately the stylus is missing from this camera. The viewfinder is offset just above the lens and includes a the original shutter release cable.

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