Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 0 Folding Pocket Kodak

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 0 Folding Pocket Kodak
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Co.
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: The camera adopted the same basic design as the original Folding Pocket Kodak.
Plate / Film Size: 121 rollfilm (1⅝" x 2")
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Eastman Automatic
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Production Period: 1902 - 1906

The No 0 Folding Pocket Kodak is the smallest of the Folding Pocket Kodak cameras, based upon the popular vest pocket (VP) picture format. It was only produced for a comparatively short period and did not undergo the same design changes that are seen with the No 1 & No 1A Folding Pocket Kodaks.

Model / Variant: Model A
Date of this Example: 1902
Serial Number: Serial #4580 (stamped into inside of back).
Availability:
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [x]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 260

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Description

This is a good example of the No 0 Folding Pocket Kodak, albeit with some wear to the leather covering. This is the first model - only some 5000 were produced, and this is one of the last made before the Model AB was introduced.

It came with its slip case, though this has suffered wear and needs to be repaired to prevent it falling apart.

Notes

It is possible to collect a number of variations of this form of camera, particularly if you include the original and other formats such as the No 1 Folding Pocket Kodak and the No 1A Folding Pocket Kodak. They could make quite a display all on their own! Many are not too hard to find, although this size does not turn up quite so frequently as the larger formats.