No.2A Brownie


Type: Box rollfilm Introduced: April 1907 Discontinued: 1936 Film size: 116 Picture size: 2 1/2 X 4 1/4" Manufactured: US, UK from 1930-1936 Lens: Meniscus Shutter: Rotary Numbers made: over 2,100,000 before 1921 Original price: $3.00 Aluminum model $3.75 Color models $4.00 Description: Leatherette covered card or, after 1924, metal box; metal film carrier; two reflecting finders. Case removed for loading by releasing two pivoted catches and pulling out winding key. Variations: Aug 1909-Eyelets fitted to lens and finder windows Oct 1911-Model B, internal changes to lens board June 1917-Film tension springs on spool ends rather than center Oct 1917-Improved case latches with rounded ends and milled edges Jan 1918-Metal nameplate on back Mar 1920-Trigger guard fitted Apr 1924-Model C, Aluminum body, tripod sockets, hinged back with spring latch, finer grain leatherette covering Apr 1920-1933-US models available in five colors:red, grey, green brown or blue as well as black 1930-1936-UK models available in four colors:brown, blue, claret and green as well as black. Black was discontinued in 1935, and blue in 1936. From 1932 the winding key was replaced by a knob. Approximate worth: Black:$10-16 Color models:$40-60


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