Goodwin Box Camera No 2A
|Name:||Goodwin Box Camera No 2A|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Construction:||Simple paper covered wooden body made by Ansco|
The camera is named after the Rev. Hannibal Goodwin, who was a clergyman in Newark NJ (US) who invented flexible transparent film, although it took some 11 years to establish the patent. In the meantime, George Eastman had invented his own manufacturing process. Rev. Goodwin set up the Goodwin Film & Camera Co. but died in an accident before film production started. The company was acquired by Anthony & Scoville (later Ansco) after his death.
Ansco retained the name and it was used in the late 1920s for premium and special sales. It may well be that this camera was used for premium schemes.
|Variant:||Manufactured by Ansco|
|Plate / Film Size:||Ansco Size 6A (6) or 6B (12)|
|Shutter:||Simple instantaneous flip-flop shutter|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1925|
Similar in format to the Ansco Special, but finished in matt black. Simple paper covered wooden body made by Ansco, according to the original box. Came with instructions and original khaki box / lid, but with some damage to the label unfortunately. Operating instructions are for the No 2 and 2A Goodwin Box Camera.
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