While the Katikati Heritage Museum spends a few months in hibernation, we will be showcasing a selection of items from the collection which were photographed and catalogued during the packing up process last year.
|Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera, 1915-1920|
Courtesy of the Katikati Heritage Collection, Ref. 0070
In April 1912 Eastman Kodak Ltd produced a new folding camera, the Vest Pocket Kodak, which used a new 127 format roll film on a metal spool, specifically designed to be a handy, compact alternative to larger folding cameras using 120 film.
|Illustration from 1912 Kodak Catalogue|
"... so flat and smooth and small as to go readily into a vest pocket, so carefully made as to be capable of the highest grade of work ..." and "... always ready for action."
|Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera with leather case, No 1 Portrait attachment lens and spool of 127 format film|
Collection of Brett Payne
|Illustration from 1915 Kodak Catalogue|
|Soldier during the Great War, April 1915, Willisborough Lees, Kent, England|
Photographic print from 127 format film, Collection of Brett Payne
|Baby Brownie (1934-1941) and Brownie 127 (1952-1959) cameras|
Courtesy of the Katikati Heritage Collection, Ref. 0074
127 film, Wikipedia.
Coe, Brian (1978) Cameras: From Daguerreotype to Instant Pictures, Crown Publisher, Inc., p. 104.
Coe, Brian (1988) Kodak Cameras: The First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, Hove, East Sussex, p. 168-173.
Gustavson, Todd (2009) Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital, Sterling Publishing, Toronto, p. 178-183.
Niederman, Rob & Zahorcak, Milan (2011) The Digitized Kodak Catalog Project, 1886 to 1941, privately published on CD-ROM.
Text by Brett Payne