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Kodak EastmanBrownie No.2A Model C (US)

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1924-1933. 116 film camera. Aluminum body. Not rare.

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Kodak Eastman: Brownie No.2A Model C (US) camera

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 2003-02-28
 B
 $34
 2002-01-01
 B
 <$17
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by bill339 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:35 am

One of the interesting features for the 1907 Brownie 2A Model C is its two viewfinders – one for portrait mode and another one for landscape mode. Along with two viewfinders, in 1924 it was given two tripod ¼ inch 20 thread bushes so that you can mount the camera on a tripod in either portrait or landscape acclimation. The camera has two shutter settings of B and 1/50th of a second depending on the age of the rotary shutter. The “B” mode is engaged with a slide tab on top of the camera that you pull out. When you lift the “B” tab, the shutter release will keep the shutter open until you switch it back to where you started in either direction. The shutter release also has no double exposure protection and it is possible to take multipole exposure on the same frame. The other pull tab next to the “B” tab is the aperture setting. It’s a metal slide plate with three holes in it and you can feel a stop at each location. The instructions just call the openings “Small”, “Medium”, and “Large”. The actual apertures are close to f/11, f/16, and f/22. The No. 2A Brownie was designed for 116 film that is no longer available, but you can use 120 film with some work. The focus range of the Meniscus lens is 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) to infinity but Kodak did sell a close up lens that could be fitted. The camera had a long production run, from 1907 to 1933 in the US, Canada, and from 1930 to 1933 it was manufactured in the UK. In Aug 1909-Eyelets were fitted to the lens opening and finder windows on the side and top. In 1920 the camera was available in five colors (brown, blue, claret, green, and black) produced at all three locations. The original retail price was $3.00 with Aluminum models from 1924 on selling for $3.75 and color models from 1920 on selling for $4.00. The numbers made are estimated to be 2.1 million before 1921 and at least that many more till the end of production.

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