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No. 1A Autographic Kodak Special W/ Range Finder

The No. 1A Autographic Kodak Special Camera was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1917 to 1926. This model was the predecessor to the early No. 1A without the range finder feature. This camera took tweleve exposures that were 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches on No. A116 film. Constructed of an aluminum body and covered with fine long grain calf leather. Metal parts were finished in nickel and black enamel. In 1923 the No. 1A was improved with back overlap sides and it was designated as model B. Features included a black leather bellows, autographic feature, rack and pinion adjustment with coupled rangefinder, regular focusing scale, reversible brilliant finder, and two tripod sockets. The camera measures 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 8 inches when closed and weighs 34 ounces. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat f6.3 lens and Kodamatic shutter. However various options were available including 1) Kodak anastigmat lens and Ilex or Optimo Shutter, 2) Baush & lomb Kodak anstigmat f6.3 lens with Kodamatic shutter, 3) Baush & lomb Kodak anstigmat f6.3 lens with a Ilex Acme or Optimo shutter, or 4) Baush & Lomb Tessar series IIb anastigmat lens and Kodamatic shutter. Prices ranged from $60.00 to $90.00 dollars.

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