Six-16 "kodak" Mod C
|Body Type||:||Folding bed|
|Bellows Deployment||:||Self Erecting|
|ImageSize||:||2½ x 4¼ in|
|No. of Images||:||8|
|Lens Type||:||Kodak Anastigmat|
|Focal Range||:||3.5ft - inf.|
|Aperture||:||f/6.3 - f/32|
|Shutter Speeds||:||T,B,1/25,1/50,1/100 sec|
|Size Closed (w x h x d)||:||97 x 185 x 39 mm|
|Size Open (w x h x d)||:||97 x 185 x 150 mm|
Art Deco Credentials
Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
- Produced during the main Art Deco period.
- Octagonal design on face plate.
- Chrome struts.
- Angled ends to body.
- Enamelled side panels with nickel lines.
- Raised diamond and octagonal motifs
- Pig-grained leatherette
- Concentric circles on film winder
- Chrome and black enamel finder
The Six-16 Kodak was introduced in 1934 but from 1938 it was redesigned to become the model C. It has angled ends to the body which is covered with pig-grained leatherette. It has brilliant finders as well as a folding frame finder. It features black enamelled side panels with nickel lines. The shutter plate is round but has an octagonal chrome and black enamel deco pattern. It has a swiveling red window cover. The struts are quite plain compared to its predecessor.
It supported various combinations of lens and shutter. These included Kodak Anastigmat f/6.3 and f/4.5 coupled with O.P.S., O.V., Compur S, and Compur Rapid shutters. It was discontinued in 1939.
How to Use
This camera takes uses 616 film which is not available anymore except as expired films. This means that the camera needs modification to take 120 film. Modification is fairly straight forward and will easily give 5 'panoramic' exposures producing 2¼ x 4¼ inch negatives. Check out my page on 'Conversion of a 616 camera to take 120 film'.