Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kodak No. 2 Stereo Brownie

The Kodak No. 2 Stereo Brownie is a stereoscopic folding roll film camera that was introduced in 1905, and made until 1910.  The camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY, and enjoyed a production run of approximately 4,000 units.   The No. 2 Stereo Brownie is a special purpose camera that allows the shooter to take 3D photographs by taking two images side by side at the same time on one roll of film.    


The camera produces 3.25 x 2.5 inch exposure pairs on roll film, and both images are then viewed in a special viewer.  One image is viewed with the right eye, and the other with the left, and the brain blends them together for the 3D effect.  The No. 2 Stereo Brownie functions with the use of two lenses, two bellows and two coupled shutters.      


The No. 2 Stereo Brownie features two meniscus achromat lenses with four aperture settings, a brilliant finder with hood and sliding focusing with automatic stop.  The camera also has a three speed Stereo Brownie automatic shutter, and uses 125 roll film.  The camera is 9.75 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches in size, and weighs approximately 29 ounces.  This model has a handle conveniently located on top for ease of transportation.  The Kodak No. 2 Stereo Brownie also has a distinct look with the red bellows, wooden lens board, brass shutters and leatherette covered wood case.  A lovely camera for the vintage shooter or collector!     

Click HERE to view the Kodak No. 2 Stereo Brownie on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.
~L.M.

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