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Box Brownie Camera:
All information borrowed from The Brownie Camera Page maintained by Chuck Baker. An excellent site giving information and history about this camera.
The No.2 Brownie is significant in that it was the first camera to use 120 roll film. It started production being made of leatherette covered card and, from 1924, changed to a metal box. A very simple camera with a very dependable shutter shutter. It has two sliding mechanisms on the top, one for a bulb, or time setting, and the other for a choice of 3 apertures. It also has two small reflecting finders for vertical or horizontal shots.
Type: Box rollfilm
Introduced: Oct 1901
Discontinued: 1935
Film size: 120
Picture size: 2 1/4 X 3 1/4"
Manufactured: US, Canada, and from 1928-1935 in the UK
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Numbers made: over 2,500,000 before 1921
Light Meter:
Sangamo Weston was the company that made the Weston Master series of Selenium meters.
Sangamo Weston LTD.
Type: Master II Universal exposure meter S141/735
Sensor: Selenium
Year: 1945

Taken with a Nikon D3100 using a Nikkor 18-55 zoom.

Article about the Box Brownie in Northern Landscape Magazine.


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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Love how these boxes are peeking out of the shadows…..Perfect in B&W :-)

  • Thanks very much. This is two images of the same camera put together, I wanted to make them look old and sort of mysterious.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 1 year ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks very much, made about 1930 and still works!

    – Nigel Bangert

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