Baby Brownie

The camera, that in the early 70’s when I was in the later years of primary school at Hampton Park,  introduced me to photography, the Baby Brownie from Kodak. I don’t know who owned it originally but it was a fun thing to get. I could now take photos!

An early compact camera by Kodak. The view finder was a crude pop up pair of metal frames which was just a guide to what your were shooting.
An early compact camera by Kodak. The view finder was a crude pop up pair of metal frames which was just a guide to what you were shooting.

Made by Kodak from 1934 the Baby Brownie took 127 film and was made of Bakelite. The shutter is operated by moving the lever below the fixed focus lens and consisted of two plates that as they moved past each other two holes lined up allowing the light to expost the film.

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