Antique Kodak Secret Box

  • Antique Kodak Secret Box
  • Antique Kodak Secret Box
  • Antique Kodak Secret Box
  • Antique Kodak Secret Box
  • Antique Kodak Secret Box

SOLD: This antique No. 2, Flexo Kodak, made between 1899 and 1913, was a popular box type camera and sold originally for $5.00. Today, I have taken advantage of it’s three distinct hiding places and with a few adjustments, given this collectible a brand new purpose: a beautiful very old secret box. 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. It’s the best of both worlds!

The camera is simple box construction covered in leather and the interior is easily accessed once you know the secret. Once inside, you’ll find that I’ve added two screw-capped tubes that fit within the film spool holders where small items (like rings or extra cash) can be stashed. I’ve also included a drawstring bag for your larger treasures that can be placed within the main cavity of the box.

To honor the 100+ year history and create a base for the camera, I have framed a copy the 1907 Kodak Flexo catalogue description. The base elevates the camera to a display piece — and still, not a hint that it doubles as a secret storage box.

The camera show its age, but it is in very good shape for its age and features its original leather handle which is rare to find on this model. It reads “Eastman Kodak Co./No. 2 Flexo Kodak/Rochester N.Y. U.S.A.”.