Posted 3 years ago
Hello. I purchased this camera at an antique shop in the city of Ontonagan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about 11 years ago (I almost walked right by it, without checking it out). The inside of the back of this camera identifies it as a No. 3A Model C Folding Pocket Kodak, with the latest patent date of 1909. It certainly bears most of the characteristics of a 3A Model C from that era. However, the markings on the shutter speed dial (see detail in Photo 4) are completely different than the markings on other 3A Model C's that I have seen on the Internet from that same era. Please note the shutter speed settings which seem to be absent from most of these cameras that I've seen. Also note the "AA" markings on the bottom left of the dial, and the Ballbearing EKC logo with a patent number at the bottom. I have searched across the web and have not seen another similar model camera with these specific markings. What, if anything, sets this camera apart from the others that I have seen on the web? Thanks for your interest and help!!