Eastman Kodak Co., Folmer & Schwing Division
|Manufacturer:||Eastman Kodak Co., Folmer & Schwing Division|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Production Period:||1909 - 1925|
|Model / Variant:||Later version with folding hood and autographic feature|
|Plate / Film Size:||116 Autographic rollfilm|
|Lens:||Bausch Lomb Tessar f4.5|
|Shutter:||Graflex focal plane shutter|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1916 (estimated from serial number based on data published in McKeown (, p365)|
|Serial Number:||Serial number 54579 on lens board|
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Folmer & Schwing Graflex 1A camera in nice condition - bellows are showing the greatest sign of ageing. Age is difficult to pin-point with any precision. The autographic feature was introduced in 1915 and the camera has later style of fold-up hood. F & S Division indicates a date up to 1917, and the serial number suggests that it perhaps dates to 1916.
The external leather is in good condition. Metal parts have lost their burnished finish through use and the brass shows through, but remain in good condition.