A Kodak Premorette Junior folding plate camera.
Eastman Kodak Co
A Kodak Premorette Junior folding plate camera. The simple ball bearing shutter B,T 1/25 and 1/50 sec and aperture are in front of the lens. There are two posititions for the lens mount for different focus settings. The bellows is red leather. The manufacturers plate has the Eastman Kodak logo then has ' Made by Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY, USA.' Below the lens 'Ball bearing shutter Patd Jan 18, 1910' On the bedplate 'Use front slot for objects 6-20 feet away, use back slot for objects further that 20 feet away' On rear 'USA pat Nov 10 -03.' Inside back plate ' Manufactered by Eastman Kodak Co. Successors to Rochester Optical Co., Rochester, NY, USA, 6261' On leather handle is embossed 'Premoette Jr.' Body is leather covered aluminium'
Part of The Fenton Collection. A gift from British Film Institute in 2017. From 1986-1999, part of BFI collection for the Museum of the Moving Image. BFI purchased collection in 1986 from James Fenton's Museum of Photography, Port Erin, Isle of Man 1976-1986
Makers and roles
Eastman Kodak Co , manufacturer