Here is a very rare Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. This is one of Kodaks first cameras before they took on the Kodak name. At this point they were known as the Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. I have read that they only made around 400 of these cameras and they are highly sought after today.
This camera is a 5x8 size model so is perfect for display. The camera has a brass lens that says F. The glass is clean and clear. It has a focal length of approx 10 and throws a nice image on the ground glass.
The movements on the camera all work. The bellows are in good shape but do have some pinhole leaks when I checked them with a flashlight. The camera does have some repairs.
There is a repair to the front track which you can see clearly in one of the pictures above. The front standard does move along the track. There also looks to be an added piece of wood behind the front track which I also took a picture of. The ground glass back is intact.
It does not come with any plate holders. A great chance to get a rare piece of Kodak camera history. Check out my other auctions for more large format cameras and brass lenses. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co.
5x8 Interchangeable View Camera with Brass Lens" is in sale since Thursday, March 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Other Vintage Cameras". The seller is "icecubes33" and is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Kodak
- Type: Large Format
- Model: Interchangeable VIew