Kodak No.2 1898 model Bulls Eye box roll film camera.
Eastman Kodak Co
A Kodak No.2 1898 model Bulls Eye box roll film camera. The main body is wood with a black leatherette covering and a leather handle. Metal and wood film holder. Meniscus lens, rotary shutter. There is a tripod bush. Markings: Serial Number embossed on outside: 117871 Printed on inside of camera: "No.2 Bulls-Eye Kodak Model of 1898, manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY, USA, successors to Boston Camera Mfg Co." Patent information and addresses for Eastman Kodak in London, Paris and Berlin. Other markings inside camera: "In ordering supplies for this camera, specify for No.2 Bulls-eye '98 Model." "Start the paper under this cross-piece". Printed on a black card flap: "Fold this mask over outside of black paper, after it is threaded up."
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