Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: Sept 1959
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8"
Lens 1959-1964: Dakon, two apetures EV12(f/11) + EV13(f/16)
Lens 1964-1965: Dakon, three apetures EV12(f/11) + EV13(f/16) + EV14(f/22)
Shutter: Single speed 1/40 sec
Numbers made: ?
Original price: ?
The Brownie 44A, with
a black moulded plastic body, grey
"sculptured" top, and a fabric covered
aluminum back, was designed by Kenneth Grange. This "modern" and intellegently functional camera features an intregal flexible
plastic ever-ready cover, an optical
direct vision finder, and pin and screw
flash contacts for an optional flash attachment.
Kenneth Grange (born 1929, London), the designer of this camera along with others including the incredibly popular Kodak Instamatic cameras of the 1960's, the Brownie 44B, and the Brownie Vecta, is a multiple award winning British industrial designer. Check out the his fascinating wikipedia page here.