Camera, Aerial, Hand-Held, Kodak A-1, U.S. Navy

Camera, Aerial, Hand-Held, Kodak A-1, U.S. Navy

     

This hand-held, glass-plate camera, used by the U.S. Navy, has a Hawkeye Aerial F4.5 lens and a single-slit, variable-tension shutter. It was used to take oblique photos over the side of an open-cockpit aircraft. The design evolved from the Type A English camera, which was based on a captured German aerial design.

Physical Description:
O.D. painted metal camera with wooden handles.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Dimensions
17in long, 7in wide

This hand-held, glass-plate camera, used by the U.S. Navy, has a Hawkeye Aerial F4.5 lens and a single-slit, variable-tension shutter. It was used to take oblique photos over the side of an open-cockpit aircraft. The design evolved from the Type A English camera, which was based on a captured German aerial design.

Physical Description:
O.D. painted metal camera with wooden handles.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Eastman Kodak Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Dimensions
17in long, 7in wide

ID: A19830030000