Camera, No 1 Autographic Kodak Junior; Eastman Kodak Company; 1914-1927; MT2014....


Camera, No 1 Autographic Kodak Junior

About this object

Camera; No. 1A Autographic Kodak Junior Camera and leather carry case. It belonged to Mrs Elizabeth Gwendoline McKelvie (nee Murrell). Mrs McKelvie married Samuel James Logan (Logie) McKelvie in 1923 and they made Mataura their home for the rest of their lives.

The No. 1 Autographic Kodak Junior camera was manufactured from 1914 to 1927. It was made of aluminum for strength and covered in seal grain leather, with black leather bellows and the metal parts are finished in nickel or black enamel. It is fitted with a meniscus lens (fixed focus), a rapid rectilinear lens or Anastigmat lens. The shutter is the Kodak ball bearing shutter with variable speeds up to 1/100 second. It can take 12 exposures on No. A 116 autographic film cartridge. Added features included a folding bellows design, automatic focusing lock, reversible finder, two tripod sockets. In 1916 it cost US$11.00 to $18.00 depending on lens-shutter combination.


Eastman Kodak Company

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Place Made

USA, New York, Rochester

Medium and Materials

camera: processed material, metal, alloy, aluminium
camera: processed material, glass
camera exterior and bellows: processed material, leather
case: processed material, leather

Inscription and Marks

Writen inside the leather flap of the case.
'Mrs L McKelvie, MATAURA'


camera: h 210mm x w 110mm x d 45mm (folded)
depth is 170 mm when unfolded

case: h 225mm x w 115mm x d 48mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

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Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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