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Manufacturer: Alfred C. Kemper

Title: Kemper Kombi Camera
Date: 1893
Credit Line: Gift of Larry S. Pierce and Sharon E. Moore
Accession Number: 2018.0001.0059
Description: An unsual, innovative small seamless-metal box camera with an oxidized silver finish. Made to take 25 exposures and then double as a transparency viewer. Camera name and emblem stamped on the front of the body. Film was processed by sending the whole camera back to Kemper. The camera was returned loaded with fresh film.The roll film could be posted, allowing the camera to be used with a second magazine (the back of the camera, loaded with film and had to be fitted to the front in the dark). This was the first time that interchangeable film holder was offered for a roll-film camera. Kemper also sold complete outfits to develop the film at home.
Film:
Roll; 1¼x1¼
Shutter:
(not assigned)
Lens:
(not assigned)
Place Made:United States, Illinois, Chicago