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Kodak No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie

I recently (150222) got a camera!

It's not an especially useful camera, as I still need to get film for it (and because it uses film!), but I think it's neat :D

I found it at an antique fair, in even worse state than the picture shows, and cleaned it up a little. At some point I'd love to get some film for it and see how the photos look, but for now I like just having it on my desk as a little thing to fiddle with (though it's more than 100 years old!)

Edit [060822]

I spent an hour or two properly cleaning it, and it looks so good now! Still definitely a little rusty, but a lot better. I used a rotary tool and some polishing/rust removing paste, first with a wirebrush and then with a buffing bit, and that managed to remove the vast majority of its rust. Most of the remaining rust is pitted into the metal, so I don't think I'll bother trying to remove those patches.

It's still not quite to the point where I'll be taking pictures with it, because I still want to put a covering on it to protect all that shiny new exposed metal from rust and to hide some of my restoration crimes! Also the film for it (kodak 120), is about $60 for 24 photos, so I really want to make sure everything works before I use actual film.

newly shiny camera, closed, from the back before newly shiny camera, closed, from the front before newly shiny camera, open, from the back before newly shiny camera, open, from the front before

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