The 3A Folding Pocket Kodak, Eastman Kodak's
first postcard format camera, was introduced in 1903. Kodak
produced seven models of the 3A The models were known as B,
B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, C and G. This is a folding bed camera for making
exposures in 3¼×5½ inch postcard format on type No. 122 roll film.
Early variants were expensive and had
a combination of Kodak Automatic shutter and Rapid Rectilinear lens from
Bausch & Lomb. Later moderately priced variants got the Ball Bearing
Shutter. Both shutters could be used with pneumatic remote operation or
release by lever. A glass plate adapter was available for the camera.