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No.0 Brownie

Kodak No.0 Brownie Camera

Type: Box rollfilm
Introduced: May 1914
Discontinued: April 1935
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2"
Manufactured: US, Canada, assembled in UK 1929-1930
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: ?
Original price: $1.25

The No.0 Brownie is a card and wood construction camera with two reflecting finders and a hindged back with a triangular catch.

July 1917: Film tension springs are changed from bearing on the center of the film spool to bearing on ends of the film spool. Directional arrows have been added to the winding key plate.
1928: The double crossed line embossed decoration design is replaced by a double rectangle design.

Fun Facts:
The No.0 Brownie is a fun and interesting camera to use. It is tiny, compared to most of the Kodak box design cameras, thanks to the use of #127 film. It has a little pull lever for time exposures. When held correctly this little wonder takes sharp images, which are relatively large, suitable for contact prints or enlargements. A great camera, one of my favorites!

A special thanks to Keith Wood for information about the Canadian-made model!

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