No. 4 Cartridge Kodak - Antique and Vintage Cameras

No. 4 Cartridge Kodak

1897

First version

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of No. 4 Cartridge Kodak

Lens:
f8, B&L Rapid Rectilinear, iris diaphragm 4 - 128, US scale.

Shutter:
Eastman Triple Action, pneumatic regulation, speeds slow, medium, fast, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered body, leather bellows.

Format:
5" x 4" exposures on 104 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows to 6 feet. A small carriage is moved along the bed by hand and locked in position, a rack and pinion (within the carriage) then adjusts the position of the front standard. The focusing pinion is spring loaded.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
258 .

No. 4 Cartridge Kodak

Model E

1900

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of No. 4 Cartridge Kodak

Lens:
f7.7, 170 mm Kodak Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 12188 .

Shutter:
Kodak Ball-Bearing, speeds 1/25 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered body, leather bellows.

Format:
5" x 4" exposures on 104 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 6 feet. Double extension.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
4189 .

The No. 4 was the first of the Cartridge series of cameras. The first version of the No. 4 had a wooden front standard and brass fittings. The price was £5.5.0.

References & Notes:
BJA 1898, pp. 321, 911.


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