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    Posted 9 years ago

    Remigijus_…
    (23 items)

    Blue No.2 Rainbow Hawk-Eye model C with seal on the side, "George Washington Bicentennial 1732-1932".
    Two examples only of the George Washington Kodak camera were made ca. 1932. The camera was intended as a celebration of George Washington's bicentenary but the project was stopped because of depressed economic conditions.

    CHRISTIE’S 10 September 1992
    EASTMAN KODAK CO., Rochester, NY A 120-rollfilm cardboard-body George Washington Kodak camera with blue star-patterned body covering, nickel fittings, the body with red window, carrying handle, two retaining catches, winding key with mounting marked Use Kodak film 120 and foil seal featuring a relief portrait of George Washington and legend George Washington Bicentennial 1132 1932, the front section with centre-set waistlevel viewfinder, single speed rotary shutter, single meniscus lens and blue, red and polished metal stars and stripe motif panel, and the interior with transfer Use Kodak film 120..., in original red, blue and white box printed with Washington profile, stars and stripe decoration, 1732 1932 George Washington. Made in U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, N.Y. Trade Marks Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. and manuscript ink legend 10-11 Received from Ads Dept 11-3-1953 (never sold. Made up sometime 1932).
    PROVENANCE:
    Eastman Kodak Company, and thence to the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. The camera is a non-accessioned duplicate from the collection of the IMP/GEH and was received as a gift from the Eastman Kodak Company.
    LITERATURE:
    Coe (1988), Kodak Cameras. The first hundred yean, p.290.
    Two examples only of the George Washington Kodak camera were made c. 1932. The camera was intended as a celebration of George Washington's bicentenary but the project was stopped because of depressed economic conditions. The camera was never marketed or distributed and, accordingly, is in excellent condition.
    The proceeds from the sale of this camera will be used to benefit the collections at IMP/GEH. The only other example remains in the Technology Collection at IMP/GEH.

    Not in my collection but only on www.browniecamera.nl
    on the "rare & wanted" part op the site.

    Comments

    1. tammy, 9 years ago
      how do you open it to put film in it
    2. Remigijus_interactive_Ltd Remigijus_interactive_Ltd, 9 years ago
      You must pull the winding key a little, and open the two side
      catches.
    3. smsorensen27 smsorensen27, 6 years ago
      Now that is really really cool!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 19 days ago
      I passed through Rochester, NY on June 5th (RVing with family) and stopped into the George Eastman House Museum to visit a friend who is the technology curator. Whenever I visit, I get to go into the archive area (usually for research). Normally I look at early wood cameras, but I also just looked at this camera. It's beautiful in real life.

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