…history under glass
The Kodak Jr. No. 1A Autographic folding camera was made in the U.S.A. from 1914 to 1927 and this one has been repurposed as a great display piece and secret box. Sitting proudly on a mirrored wood base and under a glass dome, this is photography history with a modern use and it’s the best of both worlds! Feature it on a table or shelf and all the while use it for safekeeping your treasures.
The interior of the camera is easily accessed and once inside, you’ll find that I’ve added two screw-capped tubes that fit within the film spool holders where small items like extra cash or an extra key can be stashed. The center fold-out bellows area can hide larger treasures in the drawstring bag that is included.
The camera has a well-worn leather cover and the original leather hand grip marked with the word “Kodak”. The knobs and plates are all original as well. As shown in the photograph, U.S., British, Canadian and Australian patent dates (1909 to 1920) are stamped on the inside back cover.
Plate on base: Made in U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Company Rochester, N.Y. U.S.A. #13662
Plate on front of the lens standard: No.1A Autographic Kodak Jr.
This approximately 100-year-old camera itself is approx. 8.5″ tall. The display base with dome measures approx. 9.5″ wide and 13″ tall.