The Kodak No. 2 Bulls-Eye Camera was introduced in 1892 by the Boston Camera Manufacturing Company. Our camera is the Model D Special, from 1899. The Bulls-Eye was the first roll film camera with a red window as the exposure number indicator. (Hence, the term "Bulls-Eye.") Our camera's red window has popped out - but we still have it and it will ship inside the camera. You could have this restored if you're looking for a museum-quality collectible camera. While you could find a Model D No 2 Bulls-Eye elsewhere online, finding one with its Model D Bullseye tripod is very rare.
This No. 2 Bulls-Eye Special was a higher-quality variant of the regular Kodak Bulls-Eye No. 2. It had a Rapid Rectilinear lens of Bausch & Lomb, an iris diaphragm and a Kodak "Triple action" shutter. This antique camera was manufactured circa 1899. The wooden tripod (included), was manufactured to be used with this particular camera. The tripod works perfectly and is only missing the leather strap that keeps it closed when not in use.
This Bulls-Eye camera is made of wood which is covered in seal grain leather and furnished with nickeled hardware. The interior of this camera is pristine and the polished wood interior shows the Model number and wholesale and retail contact information for Kodak in the late 19th Century. This No. 2 Bulls-eye is capable of taking twelve images, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches large on Kodak No. 101 film without reloading. Features include an achromatic meniscus lens with fixed focus, the Eastman rotary shutter, set of three stops, brilliant finder, one socket for a tripod mount.
The wooden tripod has a nickel mounting plate embossed with "The Eastman Kodak Company, Model D Bulls Eye, Patented Aug. 24, 1897, Made in U.S.A. Rochester, New York." The wooden legs are in great shape and this camera has working brass screws to adjust the tripod leg height. The legs come with pointed brass ends for "sticking" in the dirt.
The camera's outside dimension are 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" inches and weighs 1 lb 7.5 ounces. The tripod is 24" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" and weighs 1lb 2 1/2 ounces. The camera and tripod will ship in two separate boxes. Shipping is free within the U.S.
You receive the vintage box Kodak camera and the wooden tripod in the photo only. All the background props are extra ; )
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