Antique KODAK Box Cameras 1890s No.4 Bulls-Eye & Eastman 50th Anniversary Camera
Hidden Treasures is happy to offer you for your consideration this fantastic pair of antique Eastman Kodak box cameras!
This listing is for two of the most iconic cameras from the earliest days of photography - the box camera. The first camera is a No. 4 Bulls-Eye, model 1896, made of course in the late 1800's. Made of wood covered with Morocco leather with nickel hardware, the camera used 103 roll film to produce 4" x 5" pictures. This model also featured the Eastman rotary shutter, an achromatic lens, 2 finders and a tripod socket. It measures 9 3/8" x 5" x 6" and weighs 2.2 pounds. The camera is in great condition, with intact leather handle, minimal wear and scratches to the leather skin, and nearly pristine internal mechanisms; the front piece fits well but tends to fall out and needs tweaking. It comes with what is left of the original leather carrying case, which is missing the lid and is coming apart at the joins.
The other box camera is a limited edition (557,000 made) Eastman Anniversary cameras produced in 1930 as a marketing give away commemorating Kodak's 50 year anniversary. The cameras were given free to children who were 12 years old in 1930. It was based on the No. 2 Hawkeye Model C camera, and features tan leatherette covering over wood, brass fittings and a gold foil sticker that says "Fiftieth Anniversary Of Eastman Kodak 1880 1930." The camera used 120 film to produce 2 1/4" x 3 1/4 pictures. It measures 5 5/8" x 3" x 4 1/4" and weighs 13 ounces. The camera is in fair condition, missing the leather handle and part of the gold foil sticker, but has no tears in the covering and a touch of scuffing at the corners; I could not open the box to check the inside, and something in there has come loose and is rumbling around.
This terrific pair represents two excellent pieces of early photographic memorabilia and make great display items!
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