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Old Jul 8, 2011, 3:09 PM   #1
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Default My oldest camera: Kodak 2A Folding Autographic

This is my oldest camera (was of my grandfather) and is a piece of history!!
Here some details shots with FZ45, and sorry for the no good light condition:
















Lens Achromatic and Rapid Rectilinear with Kodex shutter T,B, 1/25s and 1/50 s
Folding roll film size 116. Image size 2.25x4.25in. First introduced Nov 1915, discontinued 1926.
Made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. Toronto, Canada


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Old Jul 8, 2011, 4:56 PM   #2
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Nice piece of history you have there catalex

Looking online it say's Kodak also produced them in Rochester, New York, and the lens was also used on the earlier model 1.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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Catalex, that is some impressive history you have there.

Love the self-portrait in #2.

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Old Jul 9, 2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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Thanks Square one and JJ!!

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Nice piece of history you have there catalex

Looking online it say's Kodak also produced them in Rochester, New York, and the lens was also used on the earlier model 1.
Yes Square one, if you see with attention this model in the second shot, you can look that the lens shotter is made in ROCHESTER N.Y. USA and the body in CANADA Toronto, Ont.
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What a keepsake, not to mention a piece of history!
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Reminds me of my first camera, only it was a Kodak Junior Six-16 folding pocket camera "yeah". You would need military baggy pocket fatigues, to even start to hold it.

I had that camera until I was about thirty something, it got lost in a move at one time.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 2:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing this piece of history. My grandfather worked for Eastman Kodak for 40 years in Rochester, NY. My dad told me so many wonderful stories about that company back in its glory days. The FZ45 with your ability to use it came up with some very nice shots.
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Thanks Carol, Steve and vIZnquest!!! I am proud to own this camera and I respect his history and the good people that build-ed and owned it
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What an excellent old camera - I love the focus adjustment mechanism with its 3 settings!
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That's a great piece of history. Not quite so portable as our cameras today!
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