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Hello, I just bought at a flea market an old Brownie Flash Six-20.It seems to be working but I haven't tested it yet.I'm a little confused though because at Chris Eve's Kodak site and at the official Kodak site it says that my camera was manufactured between 1946-1955.My camera on the inside has the id which is :

No. 109268, says it uses 620 film and not 120, Made in USA by Eastman Kodak Co. blabla, Pats USA 2.000.588 2.206.811 2.2.34716 2.252.688 Canada 1939.

What does all this mean? Why does it say 1939 when it was manufactured 1946-1955? Thank you

-- Elisavet Pentziki (, November 20, 2001


Hi, Elisavet,

Though your particular model of camera was manufactured and distributed between the years 1946-55, certain elements of the camera (i.e., lens, or shutter, etc.) may have been developed and patented at an earlier date. Hence, the earlier year listed inside your camera.

Hope this helps! Are you planning to use this camera? If not, you should. Good luck and have fun!

-- Pete Lutz (, November 20, 2001.

Thank you very much for the help because I coudn't figure it out. Actually I took one roll of film but it hasn't been developed yet.It didn't go very well though because the film jammed and I had to open it and roll it myself so there's only 5 pictures taken and I don't if they were exposed to light because the roll wasn't very tight.I modified the 120 spools by cutting the edjes but what jammed the film was that the holes are bigger than the 620 spools and it stopped winding because it wasn't straight.I'll have to do something to fix that for the next roll. Thanks again :)

-- Elisavet Pentziki (, November 20, 2001.

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