What Brownies do you have and do you use them?

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What Brownies do you have and do you use them? If so do you roll your own film or buy it?

-- (Chuck9toe@aol.com), May 08, 1998


I have over 200 different Brownies from the USA, Canada, England, Australia, and France. I do not take pictures with them also 99% of them are in excellent working condition. The collection process is quite interesting because of all the variations that Kodak made without much publicity.

-- David Lee Reber (reberdl@mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us), May 22, 1998.

Brownies Cameras

I was just wondering if you have any Brownie 500 model A5 projectors,and if so would you be willing to sell it.

-- Vanessa Atherton (worrywort64@hotmail.com), September 05, 2000.

I own a Brownie Starflex, and do not know if it works, I just bought some Efke 100, 127 from B&H for $6, and am going to try it out.

-- Marci C. (wc44@bellsouth.net), June 28, 1998.

I have 12 box brownies from a No.2 Hawkeye Model C to a Brownie flash II. I have not used any yet but will be trying some film c1950 that my brother has discovered for sale in Sydney,Australia.

-- Richard Connor (rconnor@edi.com.au), July 04, 1998.

I have a Brownie No. 2 model B from around 1928. As it takes 120 film, lens and shutter look good, it should be possible to take pictures after making the body lighttight. But I want to keep it original and do not want to mess around with tape. So this is until now the only camera in my collection that will remain unused.

-- Ulrik Neupert (neupert@int.fhg.de), July 09, 1998.

Re: What Brownies do you have and do you use them?

I have over 50 Kodak Brownies (I think...need to complete an inventory). I have most of the easy ones ($1-$10 range).

Recently, I placed roll of 120 film in a Flash 20 as an experiment (see my other posting regarding cutting the plastic spool down to size). Get weird looks when I take pictures with it. Think I'll use my Flashmite 20 for the next roll. It's smaller and easier to carry.

Larry W. Haak Columbus, Indiana

-- Larry Haak (haak@hsonline.net), July 20, 1998.


I just bought a No 2 Brownie a few hours ago in a very nice (i.e. stuffed to the roof with, ah.., things) second hand shop in Charters Towers, Australia, while I was touring. The guy in the shop opened the camera for me, and I just had to play with (and pay for) it. Obviously I haven't taken any pictures yet as this happened about 4 1/2 hours ago, but I definitively will...

Cheers, Ron

-- ronald korn (rkorn@beyond.net.au), August 24, 1998.

Brownie Model 3B

I have a 3B for a few days and have found a website that sells the 124 film that goes in it. This camera is in working order and will be used for an attempt at Brownie Fine Art Photography! Sounds funny but I am sure it will work!

-- Jim Behan (jimbehan@hotmail.com), September 27, 1998.

What Brownies Do You Have....?

I've just discovered this site. Excellent news. I have nearly 200 Brownies andInstamatics, and I include Brownie movie cameras and projectors in that. It will be good to hear from other Brownie fans. I can still get 127 black and white from camera dealers in the U.K, and re-rool 120 film onto 620 spools. All the best.


-- Roger Preston (prestonr@globalnet.co.uk), October 13, 1998.

Brownie camera

I have just started collecting Brownie cameras. I have the following at this time: No. 2 Brownie Brownie Target Six-20 Brownie Hawkeye Brownie Haweye w/flash and box Baby Brownie special Brownie Twin 20

-- Jim Goodwin (jgood41383@aol.com), November 22, 1998.

I've got two Brownie TLR cameras which use 120 roll film. They use to take GREAT photos. Now that I discovered this site...think I'll dig one out and give it a try again.They are like new condition and I purchased them new in early 1950's. I've also got my Dd's old Brownie Box camera which still works very well. Only thing is that it uses 116 Roll film and I don't feel like paying an arm & a leg for a roll from special supplies nowadays. I've also got an unidentified Brownie which probably uses 127 Roll film. All these are cameras I've owned all my life. Just the thought of them brings back fond memories when I first got started in photography at the age of 9_years old. I developed Orthochromatic Roll Film in the bathroom at night under the glow of a 15-watt Red Darkroom buld...using the see-saw method in a 5x7 tray of developer. I started making prints with a 4x5 Contact printing frame...then graduated to a 5x7 Cycon Contact Printing Box...can STILL see it's beautiful rippled brown finish in my mind's eye...like it was yesterday!...ONLY...THAT yesterday was in the early 1940's....THANKS FOR THE MEMORY!!!...ED.

-- ED Cherney (getrichkwik@webtv.net), May 13, 1999.

Hello again...this is a followup to my previous posting. Well...I dug out my beautiful BROWNIE REFLEX Camera to put it to use and just discovered a horrible revelation, darnnit!...it DOESN'T use 120 Roll film...nor does it use 620 Roll film...that lovely li'l sucker uses "127" size Roll Film!...and Now...I CAN'T USE IT...DOUBLE-DARNNIT! However I also discovered that have a like-new ARGOFLEX TLR...very-similar to the Brownie...which does use 620 Roll film. It's also a GREAT camera...but it's STILL not in the same Name-of-Brownie-family. I read somewhere that "127 Roll Film" IS available in Europe / UK. Does anyone have any info on this?...the name of the manufacturer, as well?...HAPPY SHOOTING, ALL...ED.

-- ED Cherney (getrichkwik@webtv.net), May 14, 1999.

Brownie Movie camera f/2.3 lens model and 500 projector

I found an old Brownie in the basement of my grandmother's house and am interested in learning about it. How is it used, with what films and projectors? (I also have a Brownie 500 projector, but it is missing a reel.) It is in excellent condition, but for one thing, I cannot figure out how to open it.

-- Katie Lorah (k_doggg@hotmail.com), October 10, 1999.

Brownies in use

I have an autographic #2 Brownie that I use all the time. I also have an autographic #3A that I converted to use 4x5 sheet film. I just bought a Kodak Junior Six-16 that I plan to use 120 film in by shimming out the spools & masking the image area slightly, anticipating panoramic type results. Any information available on home processing of 4x5 sheet film?

-- Ed Strelau (estrelau@tbmd.com), October 29, 1999.

quiero saber el valor de la camara NO.3-AFOLDING POCKET KODAK.gracias.

-- ZAMSA (lagarto71157@yahoo.com. mx.), November 17, 2001.

cual es el valor de una camara NO.3-AFOLDING POCKET KODAK.gracias.

-- mangotable813 (stephanyzavala@yahoo.com.mx), November 17, 2001.

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