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H10198 Camera, 'Baby Brownie', Bakelite / metal / glass, made by Eastman Kodak, United States of America, 1934-1941. Click to enlarge.

An Eastman Kodak 'Baby Brownie' camera.

Made
George Eastman patented his first Kodak camera in 1889 with the slogan: 'You press the button we do the rest'. Over the next century Kodak cameras revolutionised photography by reducing costs and making simple but high quality camera's available to non-professionals.

The earliest Kodak's were simple box cameras which were sent to a local dealer after all the shots on the film inside were taken. The dealer developed the film and sent the photographs and the reloaded camera back to the …

Summary

Object No.

H10198

Object Statement

Camera, 'Baby Brownie', Bakelite / metal / glass, made by Eastman Kodak, United States of America, 1934-1941

Physical Description

Camera, 'Baby Brownie', Bakelite/ metal / glass, made by Eastman Kodak, United States of America, 1934-1941.

A 'Baby Brownie' camera made of black Bakelite. The camera has a box like shape and features ridges running vertically in a band around its centre. The lens is in the centre front of the camera and a metal shutter release lever is situated below the lens. There is a metal film winder on the top of the camera and metal viewfinder that folds down against the surface of the camera when it is not in use. In the centre back of the camera there is a round, red tinted window. On the bottom of the camera there is a metal lever that opens the camera.

Marks

Text around the lens of the camera reads BABY BROWNIE'. Text on the base of the camera around the lever that opens the camera reads 'OPEN CLOSE / MADE IN USA / EASTMAN KODAK / ROCHESTER NY'.

Dimensions

Height

67 mm

Width

80 mm

Depth

70 mm

Production

Notes

This camera was made by Eastman Kodak in America 1934-1941.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs D K Skeers, 1984

Acquisition Date

22 March 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

An Eastman Kodak 'Baby Brownie' camera. 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 December 2022, <https://ma.as/231141>

Wikipedia

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