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Medalist year of manufacture ?
Old 12-03-2018   #1
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Medalist year of manufacture ?

I have a Kodak Medalist ll with serial number 40861 on the body and ES2197L on the lens. The letter "L" has a circle around it. Can anyone tell me in what year the camera was made ? Thanks
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I always date Kodak cameras by the serial number on the lens. In your case, with the ES prefix on the lens serial number, I would say it was made in 1947.

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The key are the first two letters:

so an ES lens is from (19)47

The (L) means lumenized, i.e. coated...

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