I recently got my hands on a couple of old Kodak brownie cameras thanks to Johan Greyling. It’s pretty fascinating when you start looking at the history of old cameras to see how far we have come. Both cameras are over 50 years old and contain no electronics.
Kodak Brownie 127 Second Model
This is actually known as the Brownie 127 Second Model and was manufactured between 1959 and 1963 in the UK. It used a 127 Rollfilm with a picture size of 41.3mm x 63.5mm (1 5/8 x 2 1/2″) making it a medium format camera. It used a F/11 plastic Dakon lens.
This one is complete with it’s original packaging and user manual. It is not a rare camera but not easy to find in such a good condition. It still works!
During that time Kodak also manufactured an “albino” version of the Second Model camera but only 5,000 were made due to complaints about how the light colour body became dirty very quickly.
The first 127 was manufactured between 1952 and 1959 and had the same shape body as the Second Model but the label on the front was either hatched or plain.
The Third Model was a complete rebuild sporting sharper edges and was manufactured between 1965 and 1967.
Click next below to see an even older Brownie.