How to find mfg date for a Kodak Medalist?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Peabody, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Peabody

    Peabody Guest

    I know this info is out there, but I just haven't been able to find
    it. The camera is a Kodak Medalist, with what looks like a serial
    number inside of 15428 (but of course that could just be a part
    number). The lens is a Kodak Ektar f3.5 100mm, with a possible
    serial number of EE7162. I know it can't be later than 1948 because
    the owner died in that year, Anybody know where to find the magic
    decoder ring for these cameras?

    By the way, it's built like a tank. Appears to still work just
    fine.

    The film selection settings are:

    Kodacolor
    Infrared
    Plus-X
    Super-XX
    Panatomic-X
    Verichrome

    But, alas, 620. :-(

    Has a separate sheet film accessory back with ground-glass focusing.

    This must have been a fine camera for its day.
     
    Peabody, Jul 31, 2009
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  2. Peabody

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:25:20 -0500, Peabody <>
    wrote:
    : I know this info is out there, but I just haven't been able to find
    : it. The camera is a Kodak Medalist, with what looks like a serial
    : number inside of 15428 (but of course that could just be a part
    : number). The lens is a Kodak Ektar f3.5 100mm, with a possible
    : serial number of EE7162. I know it can't be later than 1948 because
    : the owner died in that year, Anybody know where to find the magic
    : decoder ring for these cameras?

    I remember the Medalist; I think my cousin had one. IIRC, we were still using
    the Aztec calendar back then.

    : By the way, it's built like a tank. Appears to still work just
    : fine.
    :
    : The film selection settings are:
    :
    : Kodacolor
    : Infrared
    : Plus-X
    : Super-XX
    : Panatomic-X
    : Verichrome

    It may be a reach to call those "settings". It's a wheel with a pointer,
    right? It probably doesn't control anything; it's just there to remind you of
    what film you're using.

    : But, alas, 620. :-(

    Doesn't matter. You wouldn't be able to find most of those films in any format
    anymore. ;^)

    : Has a separate sheet film accessory back with ground-glass focusing.
    :
    : This must have been a fine camera for its day.

    Didn't somebody say it was one of the cameras that U.S. military photographers
    used?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 1, 2009
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