Kodak Brownie 127 (2)

Second model 1959 / 1963

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Description

Type: Solid Body Eyelevel Rollfilm

Introduced: April 1959

Discontinued: 1963

Film Size: 127

Picture Size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2″

Manufactured: UK

Lens: Dakon F/11 Plastic

Shutter: Rotary Single Speed

Numbers Made: Millions

Description:

The Brownie 127, second model has a moulded plastic body with vertical ribbing, a smooth top, and an optical direct vision finder. It has a horizontally striped lens faceplate along with the name “Brownie” in quotation marks.

Variations:

1959: An “albino” version with a white/cream body and a grey top was produced for field testing. About 5,000 cameras were produced and sold in the UK Channel Islands. No more were made because of how dirty-looking the light body would become after handling.

Fun Facts:

When figuring out what model you have, especially for cameras like the Brownie 127 that were manufactured using the same name, look for little differences. In this case, how the name of the camera and the graphic on the face-plate look quickly identifies the black one as a Brownie 127, second model. The albino version can only be a Brownie 127, second model from 1959.

 

Source: http://www.brownie-camera.com/