Kodak 3A Series II 1936-41
The Kodak 3A Series II (see also Series III) was an apparent anachronism even in 1936 when it was first introduced. The 3A model taking type A122 film had been in production since 1914 in one version or another.
Two mint examples of this model are in the collection, no. 2058 and no. 7241. These cameras have the 170mm f/6.3 Anastigmat lens which was used between April 1936 and July 1940. The camera and its components were of very high quality though not very technologically advanced. The art deco style black enameling, nickel plating and solid high quality construction provided a highly reliable camera to the market that was priced at $75.00 in 1936 (the equivalent of about $2500 today).