Box Camera - 00 Cartridge Premo

Production date
1916-1922
Country
USA
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Description
Black leatherette-covered still box camera to take no.00 Cartridge Premo film. Small metal rotary shutter operation on one side, with V-shaped markers on the top and side of the box for aligning the shot and defining an angle of view. There is a single meniscus lens and f/stop setting. The front face of the camera is removable, to load film.
Classification
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHY Cameras Still box
Production place
USA
Measurements
L75 x W65 x H66 mm
Media/Materials description
Iron (Metals - Ferrous)
Tin (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
Indeterminate (Metals - Indeterminate)
Indeterminate Textile (Textiles)
Signature/Marks
No. 00 CARTRIDGE PREMO/ PATIENTS PENDING/.....
History and use
This camera, owned by early freelance news photographer Fred Port, is the smallest of its type produced by Kodak. It was a fully functional 35mm miniature camera, with a simple operating system. However, it had no view finder and the V shaped lines marked on the leatherette cover at the top defined the angle of view.

Queensland Museum owns a large collection of Port’s camera equipment and resulting photographs. These items tell the story of early 20th century professional photography in Queensland, including aviation and war photography conducted here and overseas.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H1070

Country

USA

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