Brownie (camera)

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The Kodak Brownie box camera, introduced in 1900, was a very simple camera that anyone could use. Equally important, at an initial cost of one US dollar, it was also a camera that almost anyone could afford. It introduced the concept of the snapshot. The camera was named after the popular cartoon characters depicted by Palmer Cox.

The first version of the Brownie took 8 shots on a roll of 120 film in a twin-lens design of camera. The later version introduced in the 1950s, the Brownie 127, was a viewfinder camera made of Bakelite with a simple meniscus lens focussing onto a curved film plane that reduced the impact of the deficiencies in the lens. This camera used 127 film and gave 12 exposures per film.

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