Baby Brownie - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Baby Brownie

1934

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of Baby Brownie

Lens:
Meniscus.

Shutter:
Sector with capping blade speed of I only.

Construction:
Plastic.

Format:
8, 1 ⅝" x 2 " exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Direct vision finder. Curved film plane. Film advance indicated by red window.

Notes:
Retailer's label: H.S. Martin & Co. 9 Granville Parade. College Rd. Harrow.

A nicely styled camera by Teague. After the war it was manufactured in the UK, very late models had a button on the front for Time exposure.

References & Notes:
BJA 1936, p. 18.

Baby Hawkeye

1949

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Shutter:
Sector, T setting only.

Construction:
Cardboard and metal.

Format:
1 ⅝" x 2 " exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Frame finder without rear sight. Curved film plane. Film advance indicated by red window.

Produced from 1936 in the USA.

Brownie 127

First version

1952

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Image of Brownie 127

Lens:
f11 Dakon meniscus lens. Made of plastic.

Shutter:
Sector I setting only.

Construction:
Bakelite.

Format:
1 ⅝" x 2 " exposures on 127 roll-film.

Attributes:
Direct vision view-finder. Film advance indicated by red window. Curved film plane.

Identification:
Plain lens panel, horizontal ribbing on body.

Brownie 127

Second version

1959

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Lens:
f11 Dakon meniscus lens. Made of plastic.

Shutter:
Sector I setting only.

Construction:
Bakelite.

Format:
1 ⅝" x 2 " exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Portrait lens.

Attributes:
Direct vision view-finder. Film advance indicated by red window. Curved film plane.

Identification:
Horizontal stripes on lens panel, vertical ribbing on body.

When first introduced in 1952 the camera had a very rounded form. Two variants of the first version were produced differing in the finish of the lens panel, at first this was plain then, in 1955, the panel was cross-hatched.

The second version, 1959, was more angular with pronounced vertical ribbing to the body section. Normally produced in black a small batch of white cameras was also made.

A third version, 1965, was much more angular and has flash synchronisation.

References & Notes:
Coe, Kodak Cameras, p. 49.


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