SOLD: This authentic 1915 Kodak Brownie No. 2, Model D Box Camera makes the perfect secret box! Taking full advantage of it’s three distinct hiding places, I’ve made a few adjustments and given this antique a brand new purpose. Display it on a table or shelf and all the while use it for safekeeping your treasures. This is original vintage with a modern use: the best of both worlds! The No.2 Brownie is significant in that it was the first camera to use 120 roll film.
The camera is a simple two-part box that slides apart when the metal spring catch is dislodged. Once inside, you’ll find that I’ve added two capped tubes that fit perfectly in the film spool holders where secrets can be stashed. I’ve also included a drawstring bag for your larger treasures that can be placed within the cavity of the box.
To honor the 100+ year history and create a base for the camera, I have framed a copy of a Kodak promotional ad and I have added a few of the interesting facts about the camera. Standing on 4 small wood feet, the base elevates the vintage camera to a display piece — and still, not a hint that it doubles as a storage box.
A variety of reclaimed items have been utilized in the design of this piece. The camera itself show its age in the wear on the leather covering. As is common with these cameras, the leather handle has been lost, but somewhere along its journey (some time between 1915 and 2016), a replacement handle was fashioned from a gold colored cord.
The camera, base, tubes and bag (“treasures” in photo #2 are not included) will be shipped to the U.S. 48 via USPS. I am happy to ship to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as outside the U.S. Please convo for quote.