Brownie Target Six-16 Mickey Mouse
(Six-16 Brownie junior)
MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company (attrib)
INTRODUCTION DATE: ? (camera unknown until 1995)
INSIDE LABEL NUMBER: 54684
FILM TYPE: 616 rollfilm
Brownie Target Six-16 camera with special faceplate depicting Mickey Mouse.
This Mickey Mouse camera in the Remy Steller collection is made of a Six-16 Brownie Junior. The back of the faceplate has the normal Junior design. There was some glue on the faceplate and screw to fasten it, something what is unusable. Existence of the Mickey cameras ware unknown until 1995, when a few showed up. strange is the fact of discovering the camera after 50 years of being hidden, Kodak or Disney have not any records about this camera. Evidence suggests that the cameras were made as prototypes, but not marketed. The project may have started in the late 1930’s, because the Mickey drawing and Disney company name are pre-war. The camera name and design are post-war, two are known to have an original box. Those facts are for me the reason to suppose that the cameras are made from old Brownie Target and Brownie Junior cameras about 1995, why there are different old cameras used to make the Mickey cameras is unknown. This camera, especially the Six-20 Brownie, is showing up more and more on the eBay site, strange is that so many are made only as prototypes