Kodak No.4 Bull's Eye Special Model C.
Eastman Kodak Co
1898 - 1904
Wood, Leather, Metal, Glass, Plastic
154 x 127 x 227 mm
Place of origin
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Kodak No.4 Bull's Eye Special Model C. Box camera for 4 x 5" exposures on 103 rollfilm. Wooden body covered in black leather. Black leather handle. Brass shutter - Eastman Kodak Co. triple action. Rapid rectilinear lens. Two brilliant finders - top and side. Dial on side to select distance for focusing (feet and metres). Red window in camera back. Tripod bushes on side and base. Loose inside - small metal rod with hook on the end. Markings: Stamped into leather handle: "No.4 Bulls-Eye Special Kodak. Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, US" On side distance dial: "No.4 Bulls Eye Special Model C". Retailer's plate on back: "F.G. Schmidt Cameras and Photo Supplies. 11 East 42nd St, New York". Serial no. stamped in wood inside the front cover - "8942".
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.
Makers and roles
Eastman Kodak Co , manufacturer