No. 1 Autographic Kodak Junior camera manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, New York, U.S.A., 1914-1927.
It takes twelve exposures 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches each on a 116 autographic film cartridge. Autographic film allowed the photographer to write small notes onto the negative without fear of exposure or damage to the negative. The notes were inscribed directly on the back of the negative with a stylus through a purpose designed window slot on the rear of the camera. The notes were permanently 'fixed' onto the negative once the film was developed. The autographic process had been invented by Henry Jacques (Jack) Gaisman and the rights subsequently purchased by Eastman Kodak in 1914. The company went on to utilise the autographic process for a number of its cameras.

Henry Jacques (Jack) Gaisman was a prolific inventor. His patents included the safety razor, the autographic camera and the swivel chair.

Physical Description

Black folding camera with aluminium body and covered in leather. Black leather bellows and nickel plated parts.

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