simm676, 8 years ago I would like to know what this is and a value
Lars Sundberg, 8 years ago Hi!
It looks like the first Kodak camera,but I can't tell because lenscover is blocking view to shutter mechanism.If it is with so called rotary shutter,value will be quite high,probably between $2000-$3000.If it is No1. Kodak camera then little bit less ( same camera as first one but different shutter). If there is two screws on front panel,then it is first model.
rniederman, 8 years ago This looks to be No.1 Kodak (often known as a 'string set' by collectors). It's an early and desirable camera introduced in 1889 and sold through at least 1895. Film was darkroom loaded and could shoot 100 exposures. Roughly 10,000 were made.
M Whitehead, 7 years ago I have a camera that looks very similar to the one pictured above. I can make out that you use film No. 116 on the back. Apparently you could take vertical or horizontal picture by turning the camera, there is winder and a slide mechanisim to take the picture. I was wondering the age and possible value of the camera. Also apparently the original owner was named Charles W. Sheir. My mother found it in the trash somewhere and gave it to me. She knows I love antiques and their history. Thank you for any information you may be able to supply.