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

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

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.

Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 17in long, 7in wide

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

Inventory number: A19830030000

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