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Six-16 Brownie Special

Six-16 Brownie Special

Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: Sept 1938
Discontinued: July 1942
Film size: 616
Picture size: 2 1/2 X 4 1/4"
Manufactured: US
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: ?
Original price: $4.50


Variations:
None that I know of.


Description:
The Six-16 Brownie Special is one of a small number of wedge shaped metal box body Brownies. It has a lever allowing for time exposures to be made with a tripod socket as an aid. It features a built-in closeup lens for subjects 5-15 feet distance. It also has a mulitiple exposure guard to help with avoiding double exposures.

Fun Facts:
The Six-16 Brownie Special camera was a popular camera, in part because of it's indestructability. The wedge shape allows for a curved film plane helping eliminate vignetting. Though it lacks multiple apertures, it has features like a built-in portait lens(though 5-15 feet goes abit beyond portrait distance), multiple exposure guard, and tripod socket. It even has a little tab on the side that folds out to level this odd shaped camera using a flat surface for vertical image taking.





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