28. No. 2 Kodak, 1890
Signed: 'Made by The Eastman Company, Rochester, N.Y. U.S.A.' Serial no. 16518.
The earliest Kodaks of the late 1880s and 1890s were of simple wooden construction covered with black leather aimed at the mass market. These were the first successful rollfilm cameras. This basic model has a fixed focus lens, diaphragm adjusted by removing front panel, and string-set simple sector shutter. Picture size is 32 inches (89 mm) diameter circular on darkroom loaded film taking 60 or 100 exposures. Exposures were recorded in the Kodak Memoranda booklet which is shown with the camera. It was discontinued in 1897 when more than 19,000 had been made.
Length 230 mm, width 110, height 125 mm.
Inventory no. 95,835.