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Object ID # 1971.024.039
Object Name Camera, Box
Other Name No. 2 Brownie Camera
Title No. 2 Kodak Brownie Camera
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Made Canadian Kodak Co., Limited
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description The camera is a No. 2 Brownie Camera. It measures 14.2 cm. long x 8 cm. wide x 10.4 cm. high. There is a leatherette finish on the camera and the leather handle. The shutter release is on the left side almost near the middle. It is a small nickel bar that moves back and forth in the slot. When it moves there is a piece of aluminum that slides back and forth over the lens. Also on the left side near the bottom is a T-shaped bar that wind counter-clockwise for the film advance. It has an arrow on its base to show which direction to wind the film. There is a nickel flap on the back top of the camera which allows the back door to remain closed. This flap is 7.5 cm. long x 1.4 cm. wide. It slides over to the left and lifts up to allow the back to drop down. The back is joined with cloth hinges. Inside the back door there is another back flap that has written on it with brass coloured writing "Thread black paper under...mask. No2 Brownie Camera Model (?), Dec.1...Jan.21,1892 By Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester N.Y., U.S.A., manufactured by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto Canada." Some of the printing is hard to read as it has worn off. There is a piece of orange celluloid in the top right corned of the back that is 1.9 cm. long x 1.3 cm. long (oval shaped). The camera has two view finders, one on the top and one on the left side. The ground glass is 1.3 cm. long x 0.9 cm. wide. They have black painted brass edging around them. the glass on the front is 0.7cm. in dia. The area where the lens is measures 1.8 cm. in dia. The top piece of glass on the front is 0.8 cm. down from the top and the next one is 1.0 cm. from it.


Function: A portable box camera marketed for use by non-professional photographers
Makers mark "Thread black paper under...mask. No2 Brownie Camera Model (?), Dec.1...Jan.21,1892 By Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester N.Y., U.S.A., manufactured by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto Canada."
Provenance Original provenance unknown. Last owned by Mr. and Mrs. Wilson & Muriel Johnson (neƩ Snider) of Sydenham Township, Grey County.
Collection Photography Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Glass/Leatherette/paper/Glue
Dimensions H-10.4 W-8 L-14.2 cm
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Johnson, Wilson