Kodak Petite Vest Pocket Model B camera manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, U.S.A., between 1929 and 1934.
It is equipped with a rotary shutter and a simple meniscus lens. It takes 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inch pictures and uses 127 autographic roll film. The autographic system for roll film was launched by Kodak in 1914. The composition of the film, a strip of carbon paper between the film layer and the protective paper, allowed the photographer to add written information on the edge of the image at the time of exposure. Also known as the Vest Pocket Kodak Model B camera, the Petite was marketed towards women as part of the Kodak Coquette series and was sold with a matching lipstick and compact set. It came in a distinctive art deco design with geometric shapes and a variety of colours including blue, grey, green, lavender and rose. It had matching coloured bellows.

The Vest Pocket Kodak cameras were a best-selling folding camera series made by Eastman Kodak from 1912 to 1935. They were the first cameras to use the smaller 127 roll film.

Physical Description

Blue metal vest pocket camera with art deco design, with leather case.

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