One Camera, Two Cameras, Three Cameras, More!

It’s amazing how picking up an item here and there all of a sudden leads to a collection! You start to look around and wonder…WHAT THE HECK?! 🙂 That’s what I found myself saying when my husband started rearranging the furniture again (big sigh…he really, really, really needs to find a job).

So…I’m introducing you to my old camera collection…all but one were picked up for $2 – $7. The most expensive was $10…and my husband picked that one up for my Christmas gift.

The first camera I picked up was for $5 at the El Rancho Swap Meet in Sparks (actually I found 4 of them there throughout the summer). It’s a No. 2-C Autographic Kodak Jr. with two patent dates of Jan 18 1910 and Jan 7 1913. Kodak Anastigmat lens. It took A-130 film. I think it’s a beauty ~ even if it is a common camera! I have it on display on the maple hutch in the living room.


Next is the Kodak Duaflex with a Kodet Lens ~ film 620 (1940’s) and the Kodak Duaflex II with a Kodet Lens and flip-up viewfinder (1950’s).

This is my $2 camera…the nifty Kodak Instamatic 404! LOL! Has a Kodar lens and took 126 film (1960’s). There is a spot for 2 AAA batteries.

The camera on the left is a Baldinette folding 35mm camera made by Balda Bunde Kamera-Werk in West Germany around 1951. It has a cool Exposure Table on the back on what settings to use from May-Aug; Mar-Apr and Sept-Oct; Nov-Feb. The the last on the top shelf is a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye that I picked up over the weekend at Lightning Auctions.


First from the left is a Kodak Flash Bantam with a Anastar 48mm Lens and folding bellows (1940’s). It used 828 roll film. This is the camera my husband got me for Christmas. Next to it is the Kodak Starflex Brownie with a Dakon lens and takes 127 film. Has two shutter speeds for the two types of film (Color and B&W) and a pop-up viewfinder.

Next is the Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 box camera that is from 1946-1952. Used 620 film. Then the Kodak Brownie Reflex ~ (1940’s) used 127 roll film.

Last on the shelf is a great little, but heavy, 8mm movie camera ~ a Keystone Riviera K-45 that takes magazine film. Kinotel 8mm, Cine Raptar, Wollensak. Made in Boston, MA (1940’s).

I have a feeling that I’ll be adding to this camera collection…just can’t turn away from them. 🙂

This Weekend’s El Rancho Swap Meet Finds

We took it nice and easy on Sunday ~ washed two cars, went to the swap meet, took a nap and went out to dinner.

Both my husband and I found a treasure for ourselves! I actually found quite a few treasures, but only bought one.

Mine is a No. 2-C Autographic Kodak, Jr. 13458 camera! Made by Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY. It has two patent dates, Jan. 18, 1910 and Jan. 7, 1913.

I found my husband’s treasure…but he soon took it from me to examine it for 15 minutes, put it down, came back to look at it, left the swap meet altoghther, turned the truck around and went back in, bought it. LOL!

A 1930’s Commodore Vanderbilt New York Central Lines train engine.

We both came away from the El Rancho Swap Meet very happy.