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EASTMAN KODAK Co - Beau Brownie N2 (1930 - 1933)

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Kodak Beau Brownie N2 Old pink / Pink (from 1930 to 1931)

Kodak Beau Brownie N2 Dark blue / Light blue (from 1930 to 1933)

Kodak Beau Brownie N2 Dark green / Green (from 1930 to 1931)

Kodak Beau Brownie N2 Black/Red (from 1930 to 1933)

The Beau Brownie has been produced from October 1930 to end of 1933. The range was distributed in two models : the number 2 (film 120) and the number 2A (film 116).  

These cameras are well known due to their famous Art-Deco front side in enamelled metal, made by the great american designer Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960). These cameras were marketed in five different suits :

1930 1931
(Can not be found)
1930 1933
Dark green  / Light green
Old pink / Pink
Black / Red
Dark blue / Light blue
Dark Brown / Brown (*)

The body of the camera is covered with a leatherette in harmony with the color of the front face. From an optical standpoint, the Beau Brownie has a double lens and a rotative shutter.

The pink version of the Beau Brownie N2 is the Graal for most of the camera collectors.

Like many of them, I was on the look out for the rare appearances of this camera on the market, dreaming of the day when I could have both : the opportunity to find one in a correct condition as well as the required budget to buy it.

For my half-century's celebration, my wife and my (school) mistress offered my this object that I was so much coveted.

Gosh, I have no clue how they did, but they were able to find a Beau Brownie N2 pink but more, this one is in a pristine condition. (Thanks to Didier for his technical expertise).

The Beau Brownie Dark brown / Brown of my collection belonged to the Grand-Dad of the person who sold it to me. This man was for sure a very careful person as the camera , its leather bag and the user manuel were in an incredible pristine condition. The leather bag still had the key to lock it ! A superb camera which encourages to search for other models...

    Kodak Beau Brownie N2 Dark Brown / Brown (from 1930 to 1933)

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