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Brownie Starmite


Kodak Brownie Starmite Camera

Type: Solid Body Eyelevel Rollfilm
Introduced: April 1960
Discontinued: June 1963
Film Size: 127
Picture Size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8"
Manufactured: US and assembled in the UK May 1961-65
Lens: Fixed-Focus F/11
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers Made: ?
Original Price: $10.50


Description:
The Brownie Starmite camera featured a moulded plastic body and optical direct vision finder. This small camera sported a built-in flash gun.


Variations:
Models made in the United States used AG1 flashbulbs while those made on the UK used capless bulbs. This camera had no other variations while in production. A similar Brownie Starmite II camera was released in 1962.


Fun Facts:
The Kodak Brownie Star simple plastic cameras were very popular. Over 10 million Star series cameras were made from 1957 with versions continuing into the late 1960s. The original design was by Arthur H. Crapsey. All were based on a similar layout with each model having various combinations of different viewfinder and flash arrangements, some built-in, some external, some with no flash facility. Some models were available in different colors as well. The "star" name was applied to 127 film cameras, but there were similar models made using 620 film.






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