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Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by lynne, Oct 13, 1999.

  1. Can anyone tell me when the No. 2 Brownie Model F was built. I inherited it from my Mom. Thanks so much.
    Lynne
     
  2. Hi Lynne,

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    There's a page for that camera bit I've copied the info and put it here:

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    No.2 Brownie

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    Type: Box rollfilm
    Introduced: Oct 1901
    Discontinued: 1933
    Film size: 120
    Picture size: 2 1/4 X 3 1/4"
    Manufactured: US, UK from 1928-1935
    Lens: Meniscus
    Shutter: Rotary
    Numbers made: over 2,500,000 before 1921
    Original price: $2.00 Aluminum model F $2.75
    Color models $2.50

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    Description:
    Leatherette covered card or, from 1924, metal box;
    two reflecting finders

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    Variations:
    1901-early 1902: detachable winding keys similar
    to The Brownie camera
    Early 1902: fixed pull-out winding key
    Feb 1904: Model B; fine grain leatherette
    covering replaced by coarser grain; metal
    eyelets fitted to lens and finder windows.
    Apr 1907: Model C; spoolcenters fitted
    Dec 1914: Model D; during the run of this
    model the sliding latch for hinged back was
    replaced by a spring catch; mask in back ommitted
    June 1917: Film tension springs bearing on
    spools ends instead of center
    Dec 1917: metal name plate on back
    Mar 1919: Model E; metal film carrier
    instead of wood, card outer casting
    Mar 1920: Trigger guard fitted
    Feb 1924: Model F; aluminum case replaced card;
    tripod sockets added; no trigger guard; finer
    grain leatherette covering
    Apr 1929-1933: US models in five color
    finishes - Red, grey, green, blue, brown - as well
    as black
    1929-1933: UK models in six color finishes - Red, grey,
    green, blue, brown, claret - as well as black
    Nov 1930: UK model in special Modernist finish,
    black with slight relief, wax-like feel; made
    only in limited numbers for the Christmas season.
    (See No.2 Portrait Brownie Camera)
    From 1931: knob replaced winding key; 1931 models
    had rectangular line decoration of earlier models;
    thereafter plain finish
    1934-1935: UK models in two color finishes - grey
    or black. Silver model produced for Silver Jubilee
    of King George V in 1935.

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    Approximate worth: $20-25 Colored $30-50 Silver $35-50

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    The film is still available, why don't you shoot with it?

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    Take Care,

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    Chuck Baker
    The Brownie Camera Page
     

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