Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

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 (3" x 4")
Lens: Bausch & Lomb Plastigmat f6.8
Shutter: Volute (3 - 1/150, B, T)
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1902
Serial Number: 1760B
Availability:
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [x]
Inventory Number: 522

Image of No 3 Folding Pocket Kodak DeLuxe Camera (US Model)

(Image David Purcell 2011)

Description

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 [4] 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".

Notes

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.