Eastman Kodak Co.

Home Portrait Camera #3

 
EKC Professional Catalog 1927, p. 23

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1920-1929
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: walnut-stained cherry body, cherry base, black leatherette bellows (leather optional); nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 8x10
Notes:  Eastman Kodak produced a variety of home portrait outfits, as the No. 3 in this name would indicate.  Presumably the No. 1 would be the one Eastman Home Portrait Outfit shown in the Eastman professional catalog c. 1911.  None of the Eastman home portrait cameras are related in detail with either the F&S Home Portrait No. 1 or F&S Home Portrait No. 2, also made by Eastman Kodak.  This No. 3 model looks very much like the contemporaneous Eastman View Camera 2d, but with a larger lens board (and correspondingly larger bellows that does not taper as much), to allow for mounting larger, portrait-like lenses.

References:
Catalogue of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1919-1920, p. 32
Catalogue No. 10 and Bargain Book No. 11 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1920-1921; Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1920, p.35
Eastman Professional Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Materials
, Eastman Kodak Co., 1923, p. 18
Eastman Professional Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1925, p. 32
Catalogue No. 27 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1925-1926, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1925, p. 55
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 65
Studio and Kodak Finishing Equipment Catalog
, Z. T. Briggs Photo Supply Co. (Kansas City, MO, c. 1927, p. 57
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1927, p. 23
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1928, p. 15
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1929, p. 15
No. 29 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies, Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), May 1, 1929, p. 3

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