This particular Eastman Kodak Autographic Special allowed the photographer to make notes on the film. Unbelievable piece of history and comes with the original stylus that is found close to the shutter.
This camera would not only make a lovely display piece, but potentially has the ability to be used for interesting photographic specialty needs. Camera measures approximately 8 inches in length by 3 ½ inches in width by 1 ½ inches in thickness when closed. When this camera is opened and the bellows pulled out this model extends 6 ¼ inches. Total weight of this camera is 1lb. 15.6 ounces.
This item comes with the original kick-stand which is found just below the clip that opens the camera. Written on the clip is “KODAK”. There appears to be a unique serial or identification number found on the underside of this camera leg which reads “524816”. I have given this camera a light surface cleaning and it is now in ready-to-display condition.
History: The No.1 and No.1A Pocket Kodak was a folding camera for a 2 ½ x 4 ¼ inch size exposures. This particular model used A116 film. Between 1908 and 1912 the Kodak Company manufactured the 1A special model. The 1A autographic special was the autographic variant allowing the photographer to make notes on the film.
Information: In photography, a bellows is the accordion-like, pleated expandable part of a camera, usually a large or medium format camera, to allow the lens to be moved with respect to the focal plane for focusing.