The History of Kodak Roll Films

This table gives the Kodak roll film sizes in the order they were introduced. These film numbers were not allocated or used until 1913. Before 1913 Kodak roll films were identified by the name of the camera in which they fit ie: No 4 Bullet Kodak or No 3 Bulls-eye etc. Further below you will find a list of model numbers and their corresponding picture size used before 1913.

Roll Film NumberOn the MarketLife Span in YearsOriginal Image Size in InchesFirst Camera Used In
1011895-1956613 1/2 X 3 1/22 Bullet
1021895-1933381 1/2 X 2Pocket Kodak
1031896-1949534 X 54 Bullet
1041896-1949535 X 44 Cartridge Kodak
1051897-1949522 1/4 X 3 1/4Folding Pocket Kodak
1061898-??3 1/2 X 3 1/22 Eureka
1071898-??3 1/4 X 4 1/4Rollholder
1081898-??4 1/4 X 3 1/4Rollholder
1091898-??4 X 5Rollholder
1101898-??5 X 4Rollholder
1111898-??6 1/2 X 4 3/4Rollholder
1121898-??7 X 5Rollholder
1131898-??9 X 12 cmRollholder
1141898-??12 X 9 cmRollholder
1151898-1949517 X 55 Cartridge Kodak
1161899-1984852 1/2 X 4 1/41A Folding Pocket Kodak
1171900-1949492 1/4 X 2 1/4The Brownie
1181900-1961613 1/4 X 4 1/43 Folding Pocket Kodak
1191900-1940403 1/4 X 4 1/43 Cartridge Kodak
1201901-present--2 1/4 X 3 1/42 Brownie
1211902-1941391 5/8 X 2 1/20 Folding Pocket Kodak
1221903-1971683 1/4 X 5 1/23A Folding Pocket Kodak
1231904-1949454 X 54 Screen Focus Kodak
1241905-1961563 1/4 X 4 1/43 Folding Brownie
1251905-1949443 1/4 X 5 1/22 Stereo Brownie
1261906-??4 1/4 X 6 1/24A Folding Kodak
1271912-1995831 5/8 X 2 1/2Vest Pocket Kodak
1281912-1941292 1/4 X 1 1/21 Ensignette
1291912-1951393 X 22 Ensignette
1301916-1961452 7/8 X 4 7/82C Autographic Kodak
No 351916-??32 X 44 mm00 Cartridge Premo
220?-present--??
6161932-1984522 1/2 X 4 1/4Kodak Six-16
6201932-1995632 1/4 X 3 1/4Kodak Six-20
1351934-present--24 X 36 mmKodak Retina
8281935-19855028 X 40 mmKodak Bantam


This table is a list of numbers used consistently for roll film cameras from 1895 on but there were differences between the Kodak and Brownie model designations. Below are the most common model numbers and their picture size. Before 1913 this was the only way of film indentification. After 1913 the numbers listed above were used for roll identification.

Kodak CamerasBrownie CamerasPicture Size in Inches
001 5/8 X 2 1/2
122 1/4 X 3 1/4
1A2A2 1/2 X 4 1/4
2C2C2 7/8 X 4 7/8
333 1/4 X 4 1/4
3A3A3 1/4 X 5 1/2
4-4 X 5
4A-4 1/4 X 6 1/2
5-7 X 5







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