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Kodak Brownie No. 2 120 box camera

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Item details

Kodak produced innumerable box Brownie's, and this is an example which would have used 120 film. This model was manufactured between 1901 and 1935, and originally retailed for about $2, not including film.

From the enthusiastic experts at www.brownie-camera.com: "The No.2 Brownie is significant in that it was the first camera to use 120 roll film. It started production being made of leatherette covered card and, from 1924, changed to a metal box. A very simple camera with a very dependable shutter shutter. It has two sliding mechanisms on the top, one for a bulb, or time setting, and the other for a choice of 3 apertures. It also has two small reflecting finders for vertical or horizontal shots."

While 120 film is still available today, this camera has not and will not be film tested. It should not be assumed working or light tight. Given its age and condition, it is not recommended for use, is sold as-is, and is intended for display and collector purposes.

There is some wear on this item, as shown in the photos. There is dust in the lens and viewfinders, the leatherette has some bubbles on one side, and there is some damage on the front face. Metal hardware is patina'd. My favorite part of this camera is the back face, with the embossed model and film identifiers, the swooping metal latch, the Kodak nameplate, and the red "safelight" film window.

Please convo me with any additional information you may desire.


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All vintage items in my shop are sold "as-is" and I cannot guarantee their indefinite functionality. They have all led other lives before they came to me and I frequently do not know their history. I can make my best guess in some cases based on item condition and mechanical operation. I am not able to test all items, specifically cameras, due to unavailability or prices for film. When an item has been tested, I will include that information in the listing. Once an item reaches the buyer, it is the buyer's responsibility to educate themselves on proper use to avoid damage, and I am not responsible for functional failure of items. These are vintage pieces and mechanical failure happens with time; buyers should understand this risk.

Yes! I have a large collection of both cameras and photographic equipment from many eras. Etsy is not my primary gig, and there are many things I simply don't have time to photograph and list. I do not mind at all if you're looking for something specific and want to reach out. I'm more than happy to look through my collection if it might help you find what you need.

Maybe. I am able to test some items; when an item has been tested, that information is included with the listing. If you would like a particular item tested, or tested in a specific way, you need to convo me. The inquiry is welcome; sometimes I can help, sometimes not. Most items are checked out for basic mechanical functionality (i.e. does the shutter work? at all speeds? aperture? film take up? etc). Regardless: no one can guarantee perpetual functionality of photographic equipment. Even if I used it yesterday, today could be the day it breaks down. Mechanical failure is an unavoidable consequence of time. Please convo me directly if you have such concerns, and we can be sure we understand each other before any transaction occurs.

Some films are still readily available, such as 35mm. The Impossible Project is bringing back some of the older Polaroid instant formats, at a price. Cartridge films, such as 110 (actively available on Lomography.com) and APS (discontinued) may be available, sometimes expired, sometimes not. Fuji's FPC peel-apart instant film was discontinued in late 2016, but may still be available in limited stock here and there. Ebay and "yard sale" finds might be worth a shot- expired film can have interesting qualities; but, it's a bit of a gamble because you never know how bad it may be. If you do get film: keep it in the fridge. This will help it stay at least as fresh as it was when you got it, though it won't bring it back to life.

Yes. And I would happily create a custom listing for you for prints of any of my work, or services listed on my website. http://juliarowinski.com Please convo me to discuss details.

In the beginning, I tried to structure my international shipping so as to make it as simple and affordable as possible. Now that I have had more orders and learned many things, I have come to accept that this is simply not possible to do practically. I absolutely WILL ship an item internationally! However, you must convo me before purchasing so that we can work out a fair price that covers shipping to your country. My items vary widely in size, shape, and weight, as do shipping rates around the globe. I will never mark up international shipping costs to make a profit on the shipping, but I must ask for your understanding in needing to share the cost to send something to another part of the world.

All vintage items in my shop are sold "as-is" and I cannot guarantee their indefinite functionality. They have all led other lives before they came to me and I frequently do not know their history. I can make my best guess in some cases based on item condition and mechanical operation. I am not able to test all items, specifically cameras, due to unavailability or prices for film. When an item has been tested, I will include that information in the listing. Once an item reaches the buyer, it is the buyer's responsibility to educate themselves on proper use to avoid damage, and I am not responsible for functional failure of items. These are vintage pieces and mechanical failure happens with time; buyers should understand this risk.

Yes! I have a large collection of both cameras and photographic equipment from many eras. Etsy is not my primary gig, and there are many things I simply don't have time to photograph and list. I do not mind at all if you're looking for something specific and want to reach out. I'm more than happy to look through my collection if it might help you find what you need.

Maybe. I am able to test some items; when an item has been tested, that information is included with the listing. If you would like a particular item tested, or tested in a specific way, you need to convo me. The inquiry is welcome; sometimes I can help, sometimes not. Most items are checked out for basic mechanical functionality (i.e. does the shutter work? at all speeds? aperture? film take up? etc). Regardless: no one can guarantee perpetual functionality of photographic equipment. Even if I used it yesterday, today could be the day it breaks down. Mechanical failure is an unavoidable consequence of time. Please convo me directly if you have such concerns, and we can be sure we understand each other before any transaction occurs.

Some films are still readily available, such as 35mm. The Impossible Project is bringing back some of the older Polaroid instant formats, at a price. Cartridge films, such as 110 (actively available on Lomography.com) and APS (discontinued) may be available, sometimes expired, sometimes not. Fuji's FPC peel-apart instant film was discontinued in late 2016, but may still be available in limited stock here and there. Ebay and "yard sale" finds might be worth a shot- expired film can have interesting qualities; but, it's a bit of a gamble because you never know how bad it may be. If you do get film: keep it in the fridge. This will help it stay at least as fresh as it was when you got it, though it won't bring it back to life.

Yes. And I would happily create a custom listing for you for prints of any of my work, or services listed on my website. http://juliarowinski.com Please convo me to discuss details.

In the beginning, I tried to structure my international shipping so as to make it as simple and affordable as possible. Now that I have had more orders and learned many things, I have come to accept that this is simply not possible to do practically. I absolutely WILL ship an item internationally! However, you must convo me before purchasing so that we can work out a fair price that covers shipping to your country. My items vary widely in size, shape, and weight, as do shipping rates around the globe. I will never mark up international shipping costs to make a profit on the shipping, but I must ask for your understanding in needing to share the cost to send something to another part of the world.


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