Mar 3, 2013

Kodet season

Sometimes it takes many months between the appearance of Kodet cameras that are for sale and sometimes you can buy a small collection in a few weeks time. This is the case now. In my last blog I wrote about my newest addition, a horizontal style No. 4 Folding Kodet. Now there is a vertical No. 4 Folding Kodet for sale at eBay. It is missing the top and back doors, but the rest of the camera is in decent original condition. The brass and the woodwork seem te be clean and without major damage. This is a very rare camera, only 2246 being made, horizontal style included, in the period 1894 - 1897. The missing doors can be replaced without much trouble. Only 14 hours to go, 11 bids at the moment, price $ 268.

The second Kodet that is for sale is a No. 4 Kodet box camera. It is missing the back door and the side door is not attached. The rest seems to be OK and it even has three double plate holders and a ground glass frame. The leather is dry but in original condition and not spoiled with a thick layer of shoe polish.
There are only two box Kodet cameras, the smaller No. 3 Kodet and this one for 4 x 5 inch photos. The No. 3 is extremely rare, only 405 being made, but this larger one is also not seen often. During the period 1894 - 1897 only 1413 were made. So if you want one, get it now. Still 6 days to go, no bids yet and starting price is $ 400.

A nice non-Kodak item for sale is this 5 x 7 inch group photo with a young lady holding a large box camera. I don't recognize the camera, but as far as I can see it is no Kodak. It would be a nice addition to any collection of turn of the century photography. Still 3 days to go, 2 bids yet, price $ 1.04.

Part of a larger photo.