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The Folding Cartridge Premo No. 2A cameras were manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company from approximately 1916 to 1926. Designed as an inexpensive camera that meets the requirements for amateur picture taking. The No. 2A is equipped with a meniscus achromatic lens and the No. 1 Kodak ball bearing shutter with cable release and with speeds from 1/25 to 1/100 of a second. It takes N.C. cartridge film. The No. 2A takes six or twelve exposures, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches in size on No. 116 film. This No.2A Is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. The bellows are in excellent condition. The lens and viewfinder are clear and clean. The shutter works as designed. Outside, the leather is starting to show some light wear around the rectangular "hatch" access. Otherwise, the overall leather condition is excellent. The brown leather carrying case is in very good condition. The strap has two sections to it to allow it to function as a tote or a shoulder strap. One tongue section is beginning to tear, but can be easily cut and trimmed. The camera without the case measures 7 3/4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high by 1 1/2 inches deep in the closed position.

This vintage Premo No. 2A camera would make an outstanding addition to someone's collection of early 1900s folding cameras.

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1920s Eastman Kodak Folding Cartridge Premo No. 2A Camera Very Good to Excellent Condition


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: Alloy Metal, Black Leather, Optical Glass, Silver Tone
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