No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak DeLuxe Camera
Eastman Kodak Company
|Name:||No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak DeLuxe|
|Manufacturer:||Eastman Kodak Co.|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Construction:||This is essentially a No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak but finished to a much higher quality with Persian Morocco covering, brown silk bellows and a silver nameplate.|
|Production Period:||1901 - 1903|
|Plate / Film Size:||118 rollfilm (3¼" x 4¼")|
|Lens:||Bausch & Lomb Plastigmat f6.8|
|Shutter:||Volute (3 - 1/150, B, T)|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1902|
(Image © David Purcell 2011)
The No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak DeLuxe camera is a very scarce variant of the No 3 FPK with superior Persian Morocco covering (brown / tan pattern), polished brass Volute shutter and brown silk bellows.
The leather covering is in exceptionally fine condition. The camera arrived in a strong hide Kodak case, though it does not have silver fittings (noted by Coe  as one of the other noticeable differences between this and a conventional model).
This is essentially a modified Model AB (the inside of the back records the model as "MODEL AB.EX".
This is a stunning camera to look at and probably the most attractive conventional folding camera that I am ever likely to have the pleasure of looking after.
This example was purchased in the US. It is quite unlikely that you will see an example for sale in Europe.