Eastman No.2 Kodak box camera 1889-1897 Stringset NICE!
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Sold Date: 04/18/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Up for auction is an extremely nice sample of the No. 2 Kodak Stringset Box Camera. Manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Co. between 1889-1897. Serial number 2129. This example used factory darkroom loaded roll film for a 3-1/2 inch diameter format, 60 photos per role. It has a 3.25" Rapid Rec. lens and stringset Sector shutter. The shutter is operational. The lens also appears to be clear and fog free. I make no guarentee on usability of this camera, sold as a collectable only!! The camera is in very good to excelent condition considering its age with a few very minor chips and minor wear to the beautiful brown leather covered body, see pictures for more details! Inside the hinged front cover is the original ivory tag and the original paper tags! Original winding key is not present. The brass knob on the string is not original but looks good! Overall a rare camera in very nice condition. Camera sold as a collectable only!SHOWS VERY WELL!! ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK! VERY COLLECTABLE! VERY UNUSUAL! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE PLACING A BID! PLEASE LOOK CLOSELY AT THE PICTURES AS THEY ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THE DESCRIPTION! BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING COSTS, INSURANCE WILL BE ADDED FOR SHIPPING. PAYPAL ONLY FOR PAYMENT! BUYER MUST PAY FOR THE ITEM WITHIN 5 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE UNLESS ARRANGMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME BUT MUST PAY THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY! INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 10 POSITIVE FEEDBACKS TO BID ON THIS ITEM, SORRY, BUT I HAVE BEEN BURNED BY SOME NONPAYING INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE YOUR BID IF YOU DO NOT MEET MY REQUIREMENTS. ADDITIONAL $5.00 PACKAGING FEE APPLIES TO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPMENTS FOR DOUBLE BOXING THIS CAMERA. FULL VALUE WILL BE STATED ON CUSTOMS FORMS!! CAMERA SOLD AS A COLLECTABLE ONLY!! The round circle on the back of the camera is the Pat. Pending info stamped into the leather when the camera was manufactured. It reads "Pat. May 5, 1885, Other patents applied for, all countries." Some of it is hard to read but I think that is what is stamped in the circle! I have owned this camera for over 20 years and have not made any restorations to it. I bought it from another collector. It looks to be all original with no work done to it. As stated in the auction, the brass string knob is not original, as is the string, I am sure. Also the winding key is missing. Serial numbers match on both the camera body and the back of the film holder above the circle. I am posting a picture of the stamped circle on the auction. Thanks for your interest and
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