Brownie (original model)
MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company
FABRICATOR: Brownell Manufacturing Co.
PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, NY, Rochester
INTRODUCTION DATE: Feb. 1900
PRODUCTION DATES: Feb. 1900-Oct. 1901
PATENT DATE: Apr. 11, 1899
FILM TYPE: 117 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 2¼ inch.
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: meniscus
Leatherette covered card box camera. Earliest models (about 15,000) have slide-off back; improved version introduced March 15, 1900 have bottom hinged card back with sliding metal latch. Camera uses ‘V’ sighting frame, waist level add-on finder available August 1900.
Detachable winding key.
Numbers made: 260,000
Designed by Frank A.Brownell
Camera value € 800
with original box € 1250