No. 1A Speed Kodak

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The No. 1A Speed Kodak is a sophisticated Kodak rollfilm viewfinder camera that makes 2½×4¼-inch exposures on type No. 116 cartridge rollfilm. The folding bed camera was made in Rochester, NY from 1909 to 1913. Its specialty is the versatile Graflex focal plane shutter with speeds from 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. plus time mode. The camera was made with different lenses:

  • Zeiss-Kodak Anastigmat f.6.3
  • or Zeiss Tessar IIb f/6.3
  • or Zeiss Double Amatar f/6.8
  • or C.P. Goerz Berlin Double-Anastigmat Serie 1B Celor F=125mm 1:4.8 PAT
  • or Goerz Dagor f/6.8 .
  • or Cooke Series III f/4.5
  • or Cooke Series IV f/5.6
  • or Cooke Series II f/4.5
  • or Beck Anastigmat f/5.8
  • or Beck No. 4 Special Anastigmat f/5.6

With Kodak-Zeiss lens it cost 60 US Dollars. The example shown here has yet another lens, a Bausch & Lomb-Zeiss Tessar.