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No. 3 Folding Brownie

Kodak No. 3 Folding Brownie Camera image by David A. Cory

Type: Folding rollfim
Introduced: April 1905
Discontinued: 1915
Film size: 124
Picture size: 3 1/4 X 4 1/4"
Manufactured: US
Lens: Meniscus achromat or Rapid Rectilinear - see below
Shutters: F.P K. Automatic or Ball bearing - see below
Numbers made: 108,000
Original price: ?


Description:
This square edge camera features imitation leather covered wood body with a reversible reflecting finder and sliding focusing with automatic lock from serial number 101-F.

Variations:
May 1907: Model B; sliding back latch replaced by concealed buttons from serial number 24,159.
June 1909: Model D; metal lens panel; new focusing scale; pneumatic release on F.P.K shutter from serial number 42,325.
Jan 1912: Black bellows instead of red fitted on cameras sent to the UK.
Feb 1913: Longer baseboard hinge fitted from serial number 67,801.
Meniscus achromatic lens:
April 1905-13: F.P.K. Automatic shutter 1913-15: Brownie ball bearing shutter
Rapid Rectilinear lens:
April 1909-12: F.P.K. Automatic shutter 1913-15: Brownie ball bearing shutter





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