Kodak Super Six-20 camera

Made:
1938-1944 in Rochester
maker:
Kodak

Folding camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4". Kodak Anastigmat Special lens No 689, F:100mm, f/3.5-22. Five blade shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Aperture setting coupled directly to photoelectric cell for automatic exposure control. Helical front-cell focusing coupled to split image rangefinder with triangular central field, combined with viewfinder. With leather hand strap. Lever wind-on. No 59714. The camera was designed by Joseph Mihalyi and styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.

Kodak Super Six-20 camera made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, 1938-1944.

Folding camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4". Kodak Anastigmat Special lens No 689, F:100mm, f/3.5-22. Five blade shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Aperture setting coupled directly to photoelectric cell for automatic exposure control. Helical front-cell focusing coupled to split image rangefinder with triangular central field, combined with viewfinder. With leather hand strap. Lever wind-on. No 59714.

Advertised as the ‘Latest, greatest Kodak… Plus amazing new ‘Electric Eye’ that makes automatically correct exposures’. The camera cost $225 when new, and around 719 were made before it was withdrawn in 1944. The camera was designed by Joseph Mihalyi and styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1744
type:
folding camera
taxonomy:
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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