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No 1 Brownie

OBJECT TYPE: Camera
MANUFACTURER: Eastman Kodak Company
NATIONALITY: American
PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, NY, Rochester
OBJECT NAME VARIATION: Brownie, No 1
INTRODUCTION DATE: October 1901
PRODUCTION DATES: Oct. 1901-1904
FILM TYPE: 117 rollfilm
IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 2¼in.
ORIGINAL LIST PRICE: $1.00
APPROXIMATE MANUFACTURED QUANTITY: 200,000
FUNCTIONAL TYPE: box
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: meniscus
INTEGRATED SHUTTER: Yes

NOTES:
  Identical to the improved version of the Brownie camera; Name changed
  to No 1 Brownie after the introduction of the larger No 2 Brownie.
  Cameras produced beginning 1904 have a larger grained leatherette
  covering and are called No 1 Brownie Model B.
  According to the 1902 EKC catalogue, a 6 exposure roll of film cost
  15¢, accessory viewfinder 25¢, carrying case 50¢, developing and
  printing outfit 75¢, photofinishing price 40¢.
  Brownie character box was used July 1901 - 1907.

OBJECT IDENTIFIER: E130.00215

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES:
Gibson, Dave & Ryon, Don. --Kodak Camera Chronology.-- US, NY, Rochester: UNPUBLISHED, 1984.//
Coe, Brian. --Kodak Cameras: The First Hundred Years.-- Hove, East Sussex: Hove Foto Books, 1988. p.36.//
George Eastman House Information File - Technology Collection Manuals.//

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