MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company
PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, NY, Rochester
TEXT ON STRAP: none
INTRODUCTION DATE: Oct. 1930
INSIDE LABEL NUMBER: 40.994
PRODUCTION DATES: 1930-1931
FILM TYPE: 120 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: doublet lens rotary shutter
No.2 Beau Brownie with special made cable release.
The cable is made by Kodak in Germany for the France marked. Kodak-Fabrique de Allemagne.
Camera styled by Walter Dorwin Teague with two-tone enameled geometric Art Deco design front panel, in five colours; black, blue, rose, green and tan, with matching leatherette covering (green and rose models sold only in 1930 and 1931, and were not available in UK).
The doublet lens allowed a shorter body than with the usual Brownie boxes.
Some have “Eastman Kodak” but not all cameras. Also manufactured in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. ltd. some have a logo inside “made in Canada” but not all cameras
The packaging of the roll films was changed in 1931, the cameras after 1931 have a different sticker.