Kodak Ektra II prototype 1948

Kodak Ektra II prototype front profile 1948

The planned Kodak Ektra II never went into a production – only a few prototype examples have been made and only three cameras are known to exist - serial numbers 7020, 7021 and here 7032 are recorded so far.

With Kodak Ektar 1.9/50mm no.ER275, film back no.AB3446 (engraved with ‘open-closed’ instead of the usual ‘lock-unlock’). The serial number ‘B-7032’ is engraved on the tripod mount. This is the first time a Kodak Ektra II is offered for sale in a public auction, 24 November 2018 - WestLicht Photographica, with starting price of €20.000 and estimate €40000-50000.

Photo credit: © WestLicht Photographica Auction