- [ca. 1915]
Fait partie de Gordon Meinecke fonds
White box printed with black ink for text and red ink borders, used for packaging Premo film packs for Premo film or plate cameras. Contained 12 cut celluloid negatives at 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 size, designed for daylight loading film exposures. The film packs were stored in an initially cardboard or metal frame that was placed in the back of the camera. The user pulled a paper tab to advance a fresh film into place for each exposure and move the exposed film to the back of the pack. "Each of the paper tabs, which protrude through a slot in the camera and were torn off after being used, had a number on it which acted as a basic, though perfectly efficient, exposure counter." Film packs/ Mischa Koning.- http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=512, 2009. A sticker on the back of the box indicates this particular pack as "extra rapid". Box is now empty of negatives, but contains two sheets of folded paper with instructions for use and processing, and one piece of folded red tissue. Torn sticker recto center top stamped "This film must be developed before July 1915." Maker is identified as Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y. and Kodak, Limited, Kingsway, London, W.C. Kodak resellers in Paris and Germany are also listed on the recto.
Eastman Kodak Company