This camera was introduced in US
in October 1901, to be discontunued in this country in 1905. However, in
his book "Kodak
Cameras - The first hundred years", Brian Coe mentions
this camera remained available in UK until 1908.
This camera is imposing by its size (205 x 120 x 190
cm) and its massive aspect.
Located on the front side of the camera, three big holes attract
immediately your attention. The upper one is linked to a mirror
reflecting the framing in a viewfinder located on the top of the camera.
The two other holes are encircling the two lenses Rapid
Rectilinear. The lens of the left handside can be obturated with
an sliding door. This system allowed to shoot
in non-stereoscopique mode.
On the back of the camera are two other windows, each one covered
with light filter. These windows allowed to read the view numbers
written on the back of the film. The window to use was depending on the
selected shooting mode (mono or stereoscopique).
On the top of the camera is a solid handle (still available on the
camera presented here) on which is written "Eastman Kodak & Co -
N°2 Stereo-Kodak - Rochester N.Y. USA".
On the right of the viewfinder, you can find successively :
a spirit level allowing to adjust the seating of the camera during the
framing and the large wing nut of the advance film knob.