James's Camera Collection: Kodak Junior Series II

Kodak Junior Series II USA Other Canon Cameras Folding cameras
Kodak Junior Series II
Film type: Roll film size 620
Approx. dates of manufacture: 1937—1940
Approx. original price: $9
Approx. street value: $9

Another one of Kodak's 620 folders, of which they made many. To the best of my knowledge, this is one of the low-end models.

The Junior was the name of this design, not a comment on its size (it came in both 616 and 620), as there was a Kodak Senior line which takes the same film. I'm still struggling on trying to figure out what the difference series designations mean. This Series II appears to be the only one with the octagonal shutter facing.

Normally I'm very good about remembering, at least hazily, when and how I got a particular camera. But I have no idea at all when or where this one came from. I do remember seeing this camera in a catalog a few years back and thinking, that's a nice looking camera (I like octagonal stuff); I'll have to keep my eye out for one.

This particular camera came with two different lens/shutter combos. The less expensive had a simple lens, the better one (which I've got here) had a Bimat lens and a shutter which went to 1/100th.

Camera manual: Orphan Cameras.com

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