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Gaumont Spido-Pliant (Kodak Folding Pocket No 1a )
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Photos by AS text by AS. From the collection of Maison de la photo de St-Bonnet. Last update 2012-02-04 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1903 to (After) 1903.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10970

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Traduction de Manuel M

Around 1903, several alternatives improved of the Folding Kodak N° 1a were proposed to the amateurs. The shutter and lens part came miscellaneous manufacturers, which seems to indicate that Kodak sold some bodies not equipped.

Folding camera Pocket Kodak 1a - L. Gaumont & Compagnie, N° 157. The regulator speeds is identical to those of the Bloc-Notes. Lens “Anast. Zeiss 1: 9 F: 125 m/m Bte SGDG - E. KRAUSS Paris N° 30174.”
 

Gaumont Spido-Pliant (Kodak Folding Pocket No 1a )