KODAK "BROWNIE Model 2A"
ca. 1909-1911


This is certainly one of the most common of the cameras I own, but I enjoy it as a working camera that takes very good pictures.

No.2A Brownies were made with leatherette covering the cardboard body until 1924 when the card was replaced by aluminum. It uses a metal film carrier and features two reflecting finders. It opens by releasing two pivoted catches and pulling out winding key.

Made from 1907 to 1936, this one can be dated to around 1909-1911 by the style of latches, winding key, and shutter lever. It was a very popular Brownie which used #116 film (discontinued in 1984) and produced 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 "postcard" size negatives. This camera is fitted on the back with a small, round, celluloid dealer plate from Lancaster, PA. The original price was $3.

I have fitted this with a removable paper mask to allow taking 16 pictures measuring 1-5/8 x 2-1/4 on 120 film, using plastic adapters for the spools. It has a No.2 Portrait Attachment, complete with original box and instructions, to allow close-up portraits at a distance of 3 feet. It is far from rare or valuable, but it is a lot of fun!



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