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Cine Kodak Model K

Manufactured from 1930 to 1946 by Eastman Kodak Co. of Rochester, New York. Manufactured for over 15 years, it is the longest-lived of Kodak’s 16mm movie cameras. It took 50ft or 100ft spools of film. It has a leather-covered metal body, a folding Newton finder and a waist-level brilliant finder. The spring wound motor was settable to 8 or 16 fps and it had an interchangeable Kodak Anastigmat 25mm /f1.9 focusing lens.

 

I really like the user friendly exposure setting instructions around the lens mount. As you can see in the photo, there are settings for Dark Days and Bright Days and further breakdowns of those. Almost wants you to believe in “Sunny 16” again…

 

Though not shown here, I have the full set as purchased from an estate sale. I have the camera with it’s leather case, it’s instruction manual, the book “Making The Most of Your Cine-Kodak Model K”, an extra drive belt, a 100 ft take-up spool, the art-deco box for the camera (OK, that’s shown here…), the Kodascope Model K-50 Projector and it’s “condensed” operating instructions and case. I even have the carbon of the original receipt from August 5th of some year for $288.36 for the entire set from store “B. Altman & Co.” of Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.

 

An Ad for the camera can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/captkodak/325150868/

 

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Taken on October 29, 2006