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Kodak Signet 35, 1951 - 1958

Identifier: 2008-042-7

Scope and Contents

35mm rollfilm ; Kodak Ektar lens, 44 mm. (f=3.5) ; coupled coincident rangefinder ; image sizze 24 x 36 mm. no.152502 ; lens RM38406


  • Majority of material found within 1951 - 1958


Biographical / Historical

The Kodak Signet 35 was Kodak's top American-made 35mm camera of the 1950's and the first of the Kodak Signet camera line. The Signet 35 has a coupled coincident image rangefinder, an excellent Ektar 44mm f3.5 lens with rear helicoid focus, automatic film stop counter with double exposure prevention, all built into a sturdy cast aluminum alloy body. The manually cocked Kodak Synchro 300, shutter works well, but compared with the shutters on equivalent German and Japanese cameras of the period, it has significantly fewer speeds (B, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, and 1/300). However, time has proved the shutter to be very reliable, especially when compared to some of Kodak's leaf shutters of more impressive specifications.


1 item (1 camera) : glass, metal ; 12 X 9 X 6 cm

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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