Ciné Kodak Model A

Kodak's first cinema (movie) camera. They introduced 16mm consumer film when they first sold this camera. The original cameras came with a tripod, film splicer, and screen.

They also sold the Kodascope Model A projector.


Text below from the Yahoo CineCollector's group

Kodak introduced the Cine' Kodak Model A camera and 16mm format film simultaneously in 1923.
The Model A was the only hand-crank movie camera manufactured by Kodak.

In 1923 the camera was sold as an outfit that included a tripod made specifically for the Model A, made of wood, steel, aluminum and leather, a splicer, a projector, and a screen for 335.00 US dollars. To put this in some sort of perspective, that was roughly the same cost as a Model T Ford coupe with an electric starter.

In January, 1924 Kodak started selling the camera separately for 125.00 dollars with an 25mm f:3.5 lens, or 200.00 dollars with an 25mm f:1.9 lens.

Turning the crank at 2 revolutions per second exposes 16 frames per second.

The camera body is made of cast aluminum, with brass, steel and spring steel fittings. The camera has a leather handle, and a cover door for the lens.

Camera: 7.5 lbs US, 8"x8.5"x4.5"

Tripod: 7.25 lbs, US, 42.5" long collapsed, 60" extended.

Cine' Kodak Model A Type I

Eye-level viewfinder only; especially interested in late versions which have the un-machined casting bosses for the waist-level finder, probably starting somewhere between No. 01200 and 01253. Also interested in possible variations in very early examples.

Cine' Kodak Model A Type II Both eye-level and waist-level viewfinders, cover door for the lens. Lever operated iris and focus, large footage dial.