Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie
Type: Folding (rollfilm)
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Horizontal format folding rollfilm camera where the lens standard is pulled out on a track fixed to the wooden baseboard. Leatherette covering over rectangular metal body. Hinged back. Metal lens panel. Brilliant finder fixed to one side of the baseboard, which can be rotated through 90 degrees to allow the camera to be used in portrait or landscape orientation. Focusing scale and focus lock on baseboard.
Production Period: 1907 - 1915

The No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie Model B was the replacement to the No 2 Folding Brownie camera (effectively the Model A, but not identified as such); both used 120 rollfilm.

Model / Variant: Model B
Plate / Film Size: 120 rollfilm (for pictures 2" x 3")
Lens: Meniscus achromatic
Shutter: Brownie Automatic
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1911
Serial Number: Serial TBC
Availability:
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 20

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Description

This example of the No 2 Folding Pocket Brownie camera is in reasonably good condition, although I suspect it has had some restoration work carried out before I bought it.

The camera has maroon bellows, which are intact but have some minor damage where lens board support appears to have caught the bellows at some stage.

The winder is worn - some of the nickel plate has been lost and the underlying brass is showing through. Likewise some of the nickel plating is missing around viewfinder.

Notes

This is the smallest of the set of two Folding Pocket Brownie cameras (No 2, No 2A); the larger sizes were identified as Folding Brownie cameras (No 3, No 3A).