Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: May 1961
Discontinued: Sept 1963
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8"
Lens: Anaston f/8, three apertures, focusing
Shutter: Two speeds 1/30 and 1/60 sec
Numbers made: ?
Original price: ?
The Brownie 44B is similar in styling to Brownie 44A camera
but without the intregal ever-ready cover, a more conventional leather case was available for the 44B. Significant improvements include a focusing lens with a variable aperture (f8-f16), a two-speed shutter (1/60, 1/30) with an additional B setting for time exposures, and double-exposure prevention. Like the 44A, it has an optical direct vision finder and can use an optional pin and screw flash attachment.
Kenneth Grange (born 1929, London), the designer of this camera along with others including the incredibly popular Kodak Instamatic cameras of the 1960's, the Brownie 44A, and the Brownie Vecta, is a multiple award winning British industrial designer. Check out the his fascinating wikipedia page here.