James's Camera Collection: Kodak 35

Kodak 35 rangefinder USA Other Kodak Cameras Company History 35mm cameras
Kodak 35
Camera type: 35mm rangefinder
Dates of manufacture: 1940 - 1951 (mine is 1941)
Approx. street value: $10

This was Kodak's answer to the Argus C3. They made several different versions over the years. The first version was a non-rangefinder with a collapsible lens so it fit nicely into a purse or large pocket, but that only lasted a couple years.

Then they added the rangefinder, and built it for a decade (the span includes the war years, where it wasn't actually in production). Then r retired this camera and redesigned it as the Automatic 35, and finally the Motormatic 35.

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