A Kodak No.2 Bulls-Eye Special Camera.
Eastman Kodak Co
Kodak No.2 Bulls-Eye Special Camera. The body is made of wood covered in a brown leatherette material. The shutter has T,B and I settings. The aperture has (US) settings 4-128. On the shutter is the label 'Patented May 5, 1897 There is a separate lever to cock the shutter. There is a viewfinder and a leather handle. Inside the body is printed 'No 2 Bulls-Eye, Special. Model of 1899. Manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY, USA. Successor to Boston Manfs Co.' Printed below is ' Patented May 5, 1896, December 1, 1894, September 25, 1894, January12, 1897'. 'Other patents applied for Kodak, Limited' Addresses are the given for Kodak in London, Paris and Berlin There is also a serial number 13084. On each side of the film holder is printed 'In ordering supplies for this camera specify for No 2 Bulls-Eye, Special 99 model' then ' start the paper under this cross piece'. On flap at the rear is printed 'Fold this mask over outside of black paper after it is threaded up' There is a tripod bush on base.
Part of The Fenton Collection. A gift from British Film Institute in 2017. From 1986-1999, part of BFI collection for the Museum of the Moving Image. BFI purchased collection in 1986 from James Fenton's Museum of Photography, Port Erin, Isle of Man 1976-1986
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Eastman Kodak Co , manufacturer