So I’m at my parent’s house over the weekend, digging through my dad’s closet of goodies looking for his old flash (which is an entirely other thread – needs a rather obsolete battery) and out from behind a stack of other things he pulls this slender little piece of history:
Story goes that it was my grandmother’s. From what I can gather it appears to be a later version of the No.1A, probably from the 20s? Not sure if we have any original photos taken with it anywhere, family history also says that my Aunt got most of the family photographs.
Very cool find! There was an old Kodak like that for sale at the local thrift shop a while back but it was in the worst shape I have ever seen a camera. several missing pieces around the bellows like the entire shutter button mechanism. I have two Kodak Tourist IIs. I bought at the same time I saw the older one. One of the Tourists seems perfect the other one has some minor light leaks in the bellows. They are both the fixed-focus Kodet lens version F/12.5 to F/32. Which seems from my minimal research to be the cheaper, simpler model?