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H9024 Box camera, 'No. 3 Brownie Model B', metal / glass / leather, made by Eastman Kodak, New York, United States of America, 1908-1934. Click to enlarge.

An Eastman Kodak 'No. 3 Brownie Model B' 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.

H9024

Object Statement

Box camera, 'No. 3 Brownie Model B', metal / glass / leather, made by Eastman Kodak, New York, United States of America, 1908-1934

Physical Description

A box-like camera covered in black leather with a leather strap on the top. One side of the strap has detached from the metal bolt that holds it in place.The front section of the camera is held in place by two metal clasps. A horizontal viewfinder is located in the top of this front section and there is a vertical viewfinder and a shutter release lever on the right side of the front section of the camera. The film winder for the camera is on the right side of the main body of the camera. Three circular lenses can be seen on the front of the camera. On the back of the camera there is a round, red tinted window.

Marks

Impressed into the leather handle is text that reads 'NO 3 BROWNIE'.

Dimensions

Height

135 mm

Width

123 mm

Depth

158 mm

Production

Notes

This camera was made by Eastman Kodak in America between 1908-1934.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of R A Hinds, 1973

Acquisition Date

23 May 1973

Cite this Object

Harvard

An Eastman Kodak 'No. 3 Brownie Model B' camera 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/254495>

Wikipedia

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