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Brownie Pliant Six-16

Kodak Brownie Pliant Six-16 Camera

Type: Folding Rollfilm
Introduced: around 1934
Discontinued: ?
Film size: 616
Picture size: 2 1/2 X 4 1/4"
Manufactured: US
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: No. 1 Kodal Single Shutter Speed
Numbers made: ?
Original price: ?

Although manufacturing took place in the United States, the Brownie Pliant was marketed for the French market. It came out in 1934 and was actually a version of the Six-16 Folding Hawk-Eye that was on the market in the United States from 1933 through 1934. It used 616 rollfilm and had a single meniscus rear lens and a zero power protective front lens. It has a single shutter speed, is fixed focus and has a choice of 4 apertures.

Fun Facts:
While the meniscus lens was not the highest quality lens that Kodak used, it was affordable enough to make snapshot photography more accessible to the French public. Since the Brownie Pliant Six-16 sold in France, it is more common to find these units in Europe than in the United States. This is likely to affect the value of these cameras, as they may cost more than other Brownie models.

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