No1 Brownie camera Model B

1904-1916 in Rochester

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No 1 Brownie Camera No 1 Brownie camera with original packaging, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co around 1902
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Box camera for 117 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens of fixed aperture and focus. Rotary shutter T/I. Sighting lines on camera top. Accessory clip on reflecting viewfinder. Eastman Kodak. 1908-1915.

Costing just five shillings (25p), the Brownie brought photography within the reach of almost everyone. Millions of ‘Box Brownies’ were sold over the following decades.


Photographic Technology
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leatherette and wood (unidentified)
rollfilm camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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