RARE Vintage 1897 Kodak No. 4 Bulls-Eye Box Camera



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  • Vintage from the 19th century
  • Materials: leather, glass, wood, metal

Just imagine everything this antique camera has seen, being around since 1897!!! This rare vintage camera will be the trophy your camera collection needs! Plus, it will be a fascinating conversation starter when placed on a nice shelf or mantel!

FILM: No. 103 Roll Film or Glass Plates

HISTORY & FEATURES: The No. 4 Bullseye Camera was manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1896 to 1904. Several models were produced including models 1896, 1897, 1898, C, and D. Capable of taking 4 x 5 inch photographs on no. 103 roll film or glass plates. Constructed of wood with covered with morocco leather and fitted with nickeled hardware. The camera measures 5 x 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches. Features included an achromatic lens with three stops and the Eastman rotary shutter. Fitted with two finders and two tripod sockets.

CONDITION: Being over a century old, the shutter sometimes gets caught when firing. All other functions seem to be working fairly well, and cosmetically is in excellent shape! However, due to the age of this camera, it is still very fragile and must be taken care of properly. Camera functionality and shutter speeds have not been tested as we do not have the film for testing. This item has NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED and is not guaranteed to work.

DIMENSIONS: 8.25” x 6” x 5” (approx.)

CAMERA MANUAL: http://www.cameramanuals.org/kodak_pdf/kodak_bulls-eye_no-4.pdf

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