Kodak Amateur Flash Outfit - England (?)
Kodak and its mission to make photography something for everybody. I wonder how many weekend photographer and relatives got burnt with this candid outfit for the "Amateur". I don't say that with criticism. I am sure that the intention was really good. But if we compare this lamp to the others like Agfa and Hamaphot (also in my Camera's Gallery) it is dramatic the lack of security one amateur would have to deal with. There is no handle, no clear way to firmly attach it to something and no shield to whatever would be in the neighborhood. All to make it fit in a small can and have it cheap (affordable) and ready for the enthusiasts. It is true that people in those days were able to walk on wet floor without being warned about it. They could ride a bicycle without a helmet and things like that. Actually I have the feeling that today we live longer and less at the same time.