No.2 Brownie - Antique and Vintage Cameras

No.2 Brownie

Model B

1904

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of No.2 Brownie

Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Cardboard body.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Sliding back catch. No surround to view-finders. Film advance handle with lugs.

Model D

1914

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

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Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Cardboard body.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Sliding back catch. Centre spring for film tension.

With:
Instructions. Tripod Adapter in box.

Model E

1920

Canadian Kodak Co.

Toronto

Canada

Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Cardboard body.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Trigger guard. 'D' back catch.

Model E

1920

Canadian Kodak Co.

Toronto

Canada

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Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Cardboard body.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Trigger guard. 'D' back catch.

Model F

1929

Kodak Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal, leatherette covered.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Bar type film advance knob. Small back catch.

Model F

1929

Canadian Kodak Co.

Toronto

Canada

Image of

Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal, leatherette covered.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Bar type film advance knob. Small back catch.

With:
Cardboard box.

Model F Blue finish

1931

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Image of

Lens:
c. 10 cm meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Spring powered sector, T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal, leatherette covered.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window.

Identification:
Round film advance knob. Small back catch. Tripod bush.

The No.2 Brownie was introduced in 1901. The first version had a fine-grain finish to the body and a detachable film advance key. In 1902 the key was permanently attached and pulled out to load the film. Further versions were produced into the 1930s.

References & Notes:
BJA 1903, p. 923. BJA 1905, p. 199. BJA 1933, p. 18. Coe, Kodak Cameras.

No.2 Portrait Brownie

1929

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Image of No.2 Portrait Brownie

Lens:
Meniscus lens. Three sliding stops.

Shutter:
Sector T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal, leatherette covered.

Format:
8, 2 " x 3 " exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Portrait lens.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Film advance indicated by red window. Tripod socket.

This was the first camera designed at Kodak's Harrow factory. A number of colours were available when introduced - blue, black, green, grey, claret, brown and red. The blue and black finishes ceased in 1933, green the following year, production ended in 1935.

References & Notes:
Coe, Kodak Cameras, p. 61.


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