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Six-16 Brownie

Kodak Six-16 Brownie

Type: Box rollfilm
Introduced: March 1933
Discontinued: April 1941
Film size: 616
Picture size: 2 1/2 X 4 1/4"
Manufactured: US
Lens: Diway lens with a close-up lens
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: ?
Original price: $3.50


Variations:
None that I know of.


Description:
Six-16 Brownies are made with a leatherette covered metal box. The front panel has a distinctive geometric Art Deco design. It features a close-up lens, a slide on top of the camera for a smaller f/stop and a slide above the shutter release for time exposures. It has two brilliant finders for taking horizontal or vertical pictures.

Fun Facts:
The Six-16 Brownie camera was very popular. This rather large box Brownie produced a large "postcard" size negative perfect for contact printing. Cameras like the Six-16 Brownie are the continuation of large but portable box cameras that helped put the "Postcard Photographers" of early-day resorts, like Coney Island and Atlantic City, out of business. As time went on, the size of the camera became a drawback as contact printing gave way to enlarging negatives from smaller cameras for prints.

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