So as you read this I will be in the hospital for my cancer surgery..........
And I leave for you a little Christmas "Gift" in advance. My mother, who likes to hide things, has turned over to me her Aunt's Camera. She remarked that next time she would bring me her mid-1930's camera. Why the delay, it just how my mom is!
Back to our subject, lucky for me it had 5 exposed frames from the mid-1930's. Hopefully I will be able to develop this. A question for you all, what best approximates Kodak Pyro developers (listed as Eikonogen or Hydrochinon). Maybe they still exist.
But on to the Camera, probably a pretty common one: The Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic
This model was produced from 1913-1926. i have no idea exactly when Aunt Lenora purchased it. If you know of a way that I can trace the serial number let me know.
The Camera is in fine shape, the case, not so great.
Here you can see the shutter (silver tab) release and focusing crystal. Also note the back slot cover on the right ear. This is the "autographic" window. Using the attached stylus (visible to the right of the cover) you could write on this special photo paper the photo information, such as date, time place, exposure.
Here a somewhat unfocused close-up of the crystal and shutter release.
So especially let me know about potential developers. As it turns out I can still get 127 film from Efke. Also there are a few places that cut-down 120 film to fit. But at $8.49, Efke is the cheapest, so I'll try it first.
I'll be back on line live Christmas weekend.....But look for my Christmas Eve Holiday posting.