Kodak Autographic circa ~1914

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    I didn't see a forum for antique cameras. Since this does shoot 120, I thought I would post it in here. I just wanted to show it off. My sister bought it for me for a birthday gift. It is still in nice working condition.

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    I'd keep that trap door closed when you have film in the camera!

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    Oh, for sure. I never use it.

    Matt, I guess I completely overlooked that forum. Feel free to move as necessary.
     
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    Wonderful camera, she looks to be in wonderful shape too! Does she need new seals? The right top section of the above photograph you took of the bridge has a bit of a mark of a leak? Reguardless, a fine photograph from a fine camera! Thanks for the share. Andy
     
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    Looks like a wonderful camera!

    Jeff
     
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    That's the nicest example of a Kodak folder from that era that I think I've ever seen. Have fun with it.

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    An undated Kodak catalog from that era lists that camera and lens, but with a Kodamatic shutter, for $71. The camera with other lenses cost from $50 to $74. A velvet-lined leather case with strap cost $4. Six exposure film cost $.25. The least expensive Autographic Brownie cost $9, or $11 with a Rapid Rectilinear lens.
     
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    it's nice to see a working antique. nice gift. enjyed the post.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. I am sure it needs new seals. I get light leaks fairly often.

    Not sure about the shutter a whole lot, but the lens says "Bausch and Lomb-Zeiss Tessar 90mm Patent Feb. 3, 1903"
     
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    A very nice specimen, for sure. You don't see a lot of cameras from that vintage in that condition. Most of them have sat too long in moldy attics.

    Nice lens, too.

    Enjoy!
     
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    It is very nice to see you've used it :smile:

    They are very vulnerable to flare since the lens is uncoated and has no lens shade, this can sometimes give a similar effect to light leaks.