No. 1A Gift Kodak

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The art deco style No. 1A Gift Kodak was intended for women, and was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague.[1] It takes 116 film, and has a meniscus achromatic lens.[2] It is a special version of the No. 1A Pocket Kodak Junior and was introduced for the Christmas season in 1930.

The brown leather-covered camera has matching brown bellows, brown enamel trim and a patterned lens panel. It came in a cedar box with an art deco enamelled metal pattern on the lid.[3] A similar pattern is on the outer box. A total of 10,000 units was made.[4]


References

  1. No. 1A Gift Kodak Camera at National Museum of PLay
  2. No 1A Gift Kodak at Redbellows website
  3. The camera baseboard repeats this pattern.
  4. Brian Coe, Kodak Cameras, the First Hundred Years (Hove, UK: Hove Foto Books, 1988; ISBN 0-906447-44-5) p.113.