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Brownie Bullet

Kodak Brownie Bullet Camera

Type: Solid body eyelevel rollfilm
Introduced: Sept 1957
Discontinued: 1964
Film size: 127
Picture size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2"
Manufactured: US, Brazil
Lens: Dakon
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: ?
Original price: promotional


Description:
The Brownie Bullet is a promotional, or "premium", exact copy of the Brownie Holiday camera. It has a moulded black plastic body with white, cream, or grayish controls.

Fun Facts:
Some Kodak cameras, like the Brownie Bullet, were described as "premium". These are cameras that were not normal retail items, but used for promotional purposes often by third-party companies to encourage customers to take advantage of their goods or services. This illastrates marketing genius on Kodak's part. A third-party company benefits by selling their own product, the customer gets a free camera, and Kodak gains a new customer that will buy their film and process it!
Around 1959-1960, my brother saved up Campbell soup labels and sent away for a free Kodak Bullet camera. The camera he received is the one pictured above!

Exact Copies Of This Camera With Different Names:
Brownie Chiquita Camera
Brownie Holiday - This is the original name.
Camara Brownie Chiquita

Arthur Hunt Crapsey, Jr (1919-1998) designed the Brownie Holiday, from which the Brownie Bullet was copied. He also designed many other models for Kodak. Find our more information about this talented designer on camerapedia.



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