Kodak duo 620 camera

Made:
1937-1939 in Germany
maker:
Kodak AG

Self erecting folding camera for 620 rollfilm 4.5 x 6cm. Kodak anastigmat lens F: 7.5cm f/3.5-22 No.1298337. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Body release (knob missing). Helical focusing. Folding optical frame finder (rear lens missing). Depth of field scale. No.253649K. This camera was taken by Mr Mark Quin from the body of a fellow officer of the Royal Norfolk regiment killed in fighting on Singapore Island. Mr Quinn took it with him to the prison camp into Thailand to work on the 'Railway of Death' and the bridges over the river Kwai. It was used to take pictures of in the camps, smuggled out through Chunking and back to London by Lee Soon, a member of the 'V' forces (the Allied underground), to whom Mr Quin gave the camera to avoid punishment for its possession. Lee Soon who had the contract to supply the camp canteen kept the camera returning it to Quinn in London around 1950.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4186
type:
rollfilm camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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