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    Posted 6 years ago

    rniederman
    (320 items)

    There was a time when shutters, something we take for granted today, were mounted outside of the camera body. Some were practically works of art. This stereo shutter for a specialized Kodak Brownie camera is another one of my favorites.

    Most everyone is familiar with simple box form Brownie cameras made by Kodak. There were also some folding bellows styles and a rarely seen stereo model. To keep the overall cost as low as possible, the stereo shutter is actually two individual shutters mounted on a thin brass plate and interlinked to fire at the same time.

    The stereo shutter is partially built into a nicely sculpted and finished wooden lens panel. This particular shutter is labeled “Brownie Automatic” (patents pending) and only available in 1905. It was renamed as the “Pocket Automatic” from 1906 until the end of the run in 1910.

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      Another great addition to your collection.
      I never see this model, it should scarce......
      I love it.
      regards

      Alan
    2. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Great antique shutter! Just like most things made back then, well crafted and beautiful to look at.
    3. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Alan! The No.2 Stereo Brownie is scarce and about 4,000 total were made from 1905 to 1910. Here is my CW post of the camera with shutter: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/73098-celebrating-early-stereo-roll-film-camer
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      A piece of art, love it!
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      rniederman
      Thank you for all the info and the link for your previous post, I really appreciated
      You know what you talk about in your domain of expertise.
      I want to ask you.. Later tonight I will post the pocket camera was belong to my Grand Father early XX Century, I will appreciate if you give me your opinion it.
      Many of the photo I post and the one coming later on, I believe they was taken with this camera.
      Regards
      Alan


      Regards
      Alan
    6. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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      SSTUNNING!!
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    17. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
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