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