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    Serial number on Eastman View Camera No. 2-D?

    I just acquired a lovely Eastman View Camera 2-D (5x7 format), marked as made by Folmer-Graflex Corporation for Eastman Kodak Company. I have so far been unable to locate a serial number on it. (There are "bed match" numbers on the base and bed extension.)

    Do these cameras have serial numbers and if so where are they located?

    Are they in the "Graflex" serial number system? If not, do we have any information on the dates of their assignment?

    Thanks.

    Best regards,

    Doug
    Last edited by Doug Kerr; 6-Nov-2006 at 18:53. Reason: Add format size information

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    Re: Serial number on Eastman View Camera No. 2-D?

    From the rear, tilt the bottom of the rear standard forward. On the left top of the yoke that the front standard pivots on, you should see a six digit number. It is a Graflex s/n.
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    Re: Serial number on Eastman View Camera No. 2-D?

    Hi, Bart,

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Nadeau_6607 View Post
    From the rear, tilt the bottom of the rear standard forward. On the left top of the yoke that the front standard pivots on . . .
    I guess you mean rear standard.

    . . . you should see a six digit number. It is a Graflex s/n.
    bart
    Thanks so much - Duh! It's just where it is in my Crown View!.

    The s/n looks like 157252 (although the "1" is hard to see). Do you have any info on what date that might correspond to?

    Thanks again.

    Best regards,

    Doug Kerr

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