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No.2 Portrait Beau Brownie (proto)

The value of the camera is only an indication and based my own observations and purchases,value is based on an undamaged camera in any way whatsoever-the original packaging of the camera falling sharply in value if not comlete is equipped with tape or smudged - well defined in the McKeown camera price guide;The price of an antique camera dependent upon the moods of the buyer and seller at the time of the transaction.Camera value —––



  with original box —-

Portrait Beau Brownie (proto)

MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company

PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, NY, Rochester

INTRODUCTION DATE: Oct. 1930

PRODUCTION DATES: prototype

FILM TYPE: 120 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.

STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: doublet lens rotary

shutter and portrait lens




Metal body, styled by Walter Dorwin Teague with

two-tone enameled geometric Art Deco

design front panel.

The Beau Brownies were manufactured in the U.S. in the period 1930-1933. This was a period during which Kodak Ltd. was making the No.2 Portrait Brownie, the First design from the new Kodak camera factory at Harrow, and manufacturers such as Coronet and Ensign in Britain and others on the continent where also making "portrait" cameras. But in America cameras with build-in portrait lenses just didn't appear in that period. So apparently Kodak in Rochester was taking a look at what such a camera would be like and deciding whether or not to put it into production, they never did.

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY