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CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 02:06 PM
http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/8/2/BabyBrownie.jpg

I picked this up for $12 at a garage sale on Sat morning....very interesting little camera...it takes Kodacolor 127 film (which a roll was in it, although I don't think there is much on it since I advanced it through the few pictures it held while I was making sure it all worked). I'm very interested in getting my hands on some film (and where to get that special film developed in the area or via mail) so that I can try out my new little toy. Everything seems to work so the next thing is trying a roll of film through it! This is actually a smaller version of what my mom had when she was a teenager...thought it was pretty cool!

Orgnoi1
05-30-2006, 02:13 PM
You may be able to find film at one of the larger stores like B&H or KEH...

IronDuke
05-30-2006, 02:14 PM
That's neat!! Keep us posted on how it works!!! What a cool find!!

Lisa
05-30-2006, 02:21 PM
sweet.. wonder what yr that was produced.. old cameras are interesting

CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 02:32 PM
They were produced from around 1916 to 1954ish....I was amazed at how great condition its in....its not worth much, but will be neat to play around with.

I'm going to check those 2 stores, thanks Ross!

Lisa
05-30-2006, 02:36 PM
u collect cameras so it seems like its a great addition to ur collection so it doesnt really matter how much its worth.. more of a passionate type of deal :)

CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 02:38 PM
u collect cameras so it seems like its a great addition to ur collection so it doesnt really matter how much its worth.. more of a passionate type of deal :)

Yup, anything different facinates me!!!!!

CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 02:54 PM
I was wrong about the dates...just found this online:

Kodak Baby Brownie Special - 1939-54. Bakelite box camera for 4x6.5 cm exp. on 127 film

And from another site:

Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: Sept 1939
Discontinued: 1954
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2"
Manufactured: US
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: ?
Original price: $1.25

Description:
Moulded plastic body with direct
vision optical finder; export models
in 1939 had a button for brief time
exposures.

Lisa
05-30-2006, 03:03 PM
Original price: $1.25


dude! u got screwed! j/k :D

ZR2Blazer
05-30-2006, 03:03 PM
Wow Kim sounds like you over payed :dunno Original price was only $1.25 :lmao :D
Nice find...that was in awesome shape too :cheers

CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 03:43 PM
lol.....I wish I could get a camera for $1.25 these days!!!!! I'd save a ton of money!!!

ATVinBarbie
05-30-2006, 04:40 PM
That is such a cute camera. :love

I hope you can find film for it and give 'er a whirl! :rock

CruzinGirl
05-30-2006, 04:46 PM
I found a couple places online that offer the film and I printed off some reading material (info and the manual) so that should keep me busy. Its listed as a medium/large format so that should be interesting to see how it works!

IronDuke
06-25-2006, 11:48 AM
Miss. K have you gotten to use this one yet? How's it going along?