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Kodak No.3A Autographic

Have had this boxed Kodak No.3A Autographic sitting on the dining table at home for a few weeks. I was just about to put it on Ebay when Gwen, one of the other photographers I work with at John Rylands Library, convinced me to keep it. It didn’t take much to change my mind.

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Its in excellent condition until you look at the bellows. Every corner is rubbed through. I’ve ordered a new batch of liquid electrical tape to patch the corners.

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Anastigmat f7.7 lens with Diomatic No.1 Shutter? No, me neither, there seem to be as many shutter/lens combinations as there are Kodak Folding cameras….
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Kodak Vest Pocket, Kodak No.3 Autographic with combination back and the Kodak No.3A Model C Autographic…
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Its Postcard size images. 3¼×5½ inches. Originally it was for 122 film or dry plates with a combination back.
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It even has rising/sliding front standard!
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So I guess I will be keeping it after all. Fix the bellows and pop some tintypes through it….

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