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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1936

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

  • You found it!

Camera, Bantam Special, designed 1936; manufactured 1936-1940

This is a camera. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Chester W. Crumrine and produced by Eastman Kodak Company. It is dated designed 1936; manufactured 1936-1940. Its medium is bakelite (tm), steel, glass. It is a part of the department.

This object was bequest of George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift from the George R. Kravis II Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 4.8 × 7.9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On inside of lens cover: [KODAK / BANTAM SPECIAL / MADE IN U.S.A. BY / EASTMAN KODAK CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.]; Paper label inside film door: [USE KODAK FILM / PANATOMIC F-828 / KODACHROME K-828 / SUPER X X-828 / It gets the Picture] / [NO. 60556] Patent label inside film door: [PAT. IN U.S.A. DES. 90589 / DES. 99906 / 1,356,595 / 1,610,153 / 1,682,813 / 1,997,332 / 1,997,333 / 2,027,333 / 2,039,709 / 2,039,737 / 2,043,926 / 2,043,968 / 2,047,257 / 2,054,035 / PRINTED IN U.S.A. NO. 60557]

Cite this object as

Camera, Bantam Special, designed 1936; manufactured 1936-1940; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Chester W. Crumrine; bakelite (tm), steel, glass; H x W: 4.8 × 7.9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 1/8 in.); Gift from the George R. Kravis II Collection; 2019-29-2

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