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    ANTIQUE 1910 KODAK No 3-A Autographic, Model C Folding Pocket Camera. Writen on the back Panel of the Camera:
    June 21 1898 Sep 20, 1898 Oct 8 1901
    Jan 21 1902 Apr 29 1902 Oct 19 1909
    Jan 18 1910
    Other Patents Pending
    Manufactured By
    Eastman Kodak Co.
    Made in U.S.A
    I inherited this Geourgous Antique Camera
    and would like to know more about it.
    If Anyone is Knowledgable about these Camera's or a Conasourr of Antique Kodak Camera's would please share thier knowledge
    with me I would be very greatful.
    I also would like to know about all the dates I listed above, that are stamped on the back side of camera where you put film Why are these dates stamped on Camera and what do they mean? Also, I would also like to know, approximately what they are worth in I believe Very Good Condition, and everything seams to work. Please inform me of any knowledge about this item. THANK'S

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    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Telling you value is forbidden here, but the dates are patent dates for various aspects of the camera-- such as the roll-film advance mechanism, the lenses, the autographic metal stylus (it lets you write directly on the film before developing), etc.
    2. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    4. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Here is some info about your camera. I'm traveling and will not have access to my complete library until early April.

      Anyhow, the No.3A Folding Pocket Kodak series was incredibly popular with several hundred thousand made and sold. It is considered to be the most popular of Kodak's folding roll film cameras. The "3A" designation means that the camera shot 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch format pictures. The entire run of No.3A Folding pocket series was made from 1903 to roughly 1919 (according to listings appearing in my digitized library of Kodak catalogues). Model C was from 1912 - 1915.

      Your camera is a little easier to pin down because it has two very specific features: an autographic stylus (1915-1935) and the Autotime shutter scale (1910 - 1922). In reviewing the catalogues, both features only appeared on the 1915 model of your camera.
    5. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Forgot to add that the camera sold for $27.50 in 1915 (with the automatic shutter and rapid rectilinear lens) plus $1 to include the Autotime scale.
    6. electrocutus, 2 years ago
      I have a very similar Model C that I inherited from my father in law, and I am trying to find out when it was made. The last patent date inside the cover is Nov.8 1921 (US Patent). So mine was built sometime after that. Until when was the model C made? What other details should I look for (lens?) that could help me pinpoint its age? I do not have the case; only the camera.

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