Kodak No.10A Century Studio camera manufactured by the Folmer & Schwing Department of Eastman Kodak Company, circa 1925. This camera was formerly housed in the museum of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
It has a large lens made in France at the front, with an engraving on the barrel.

The Century Studio Camera line was introduced by Century Camera Company in about 1902. Various models were manufactured (by Century and successor organizations), with little change in basic design, until about 1940, and the camera was a mainstay of upscale portrait studios through the first half of the 20th century. The camera was made in various format sizes, of which the 8"×10" and 11"×14" sizes were the most common. In 1907, Century was absorbed into Eastman Kodak Company, which continued to offer the Century Studio Camera through 1940. Kodak manufactured the camera itself through 1926. From 1927 on, it was manufactured for Eastman Kodak by The Folmer Graflex corporation (a firm newly formed that year to take over certain operations of Eastman Kodak that the company was forced to sell under the settlement terms of a federal anti-trust suit).The No. 10A version of the camera (8"×10" format) was the final design of the series, introduced in mid-1925.

Physical Description

Large box-like wooden view camera with leather bellows and large brass lens on a fixed front standard. There is a leather lens cap with velvet lining.

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