Brownie Junior Six-16 - How do you open it?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by justin_bondi, Oct 2, 1998.

  1. I just purchased a Brownie Jr. 6-16 at a garage sale and haven't quite figured out how to stick film in it. I'm afraid of breaking it - can someone clue me in?
  2. Hi Justin,


    To open it carefully pull out the winding key while turning it in the "wrong" direction. It will stay attached so don't try to pull it off the camera. With that done pull up on the front "button" holding the handle on. This one is spring loaded. The front of the camera will then separate from the box when you pull it off.


    The trick to these old cameras is not to force anything or they will break. Just take your time.


    Have you bought #616 film for it and if you have let's hope there's an extra spool in the camera for the take-up! Good Luck.

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