This was a very slightly improved version of the earlier 1899 No. 2 Folding Pocket Kodak Model A. The only real improvement was the addition of a cover for the viewfinder, which helps to shade it for easier viewing. (The later 1904 Model C was a major improvement over the original design, thanks to a superior lens.)
Unlike most folding cameras which followed in the 1910s through the 1930s, the orientation is horizontal rather than vertical. The introduction of this handsome and convenient model led to a long series of other folding cameras in the decades following the No. 2 PFK, while the once fairly costly box cameras of the 1890s and early 1900s were largely abandoned in the Kodak line and were relegated to cheap cameras under the Brownie label.
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