Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 2 Flexo Kodak box camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name / Model: No 2 Flexo Kodak box camera
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Co.
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: Leather covered wooden casing of relatively simple construction, but with back and sides that are released as a one piece hinged panel (the leather covering forms the hinge).

Single circular reflecting viewfinder.

Production Period: 1899 - 1913

The No 2 Flexo Kodak was a re-badged Improved No 2 Falcon Kodak, which was discontinued when this was introduced.

The No 2 Flexo Kodak camera was sold under the name No 2 Plico Kodak in the UK as the Flexo name was already in use.

Film: 101 rollfilm (3" x 3")
Lens: Achromatic
Shutter: Rotary
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1912
Serial Number: Serial number on base = 132660
Availability:
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 123

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Description

Hinges intact on this example, but the front is slightly cracked and there is some edge / corner wear. The leather feels quite dry.

There is some damage to the leather covering on top left corner (looking from front), and on the front face around the lens aperture.

Notes for Collectors

The No 2 Plico Kodak turns up occasionally in the UK market, but I have not see many.

The Flexo is not too hard to locate in the US, though the condition can vary significantly. Watch out in particular for failure of one or both hinge lines where the leather has become tired or brittle.