Item 2005.006.05.65 - Six-20 Brownie

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Six-20 Brownie

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  • [May 1933 - April 1941] (Manufacturing)

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Item is a box camera made by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, USA between May 1933 and April 1941. It shoots 620 rollfilm and makes 6x9cm photographs. The is the US version of the camera. There was also a UK model that was drastically different in build and facia. The cardboard body is covered in leatherette, and the metal front panel is decorated with a geometric art-deco design. The Six-20 Brownie has a top viewfinder as well as a side viewfinder. This camera has two focusing zones - 5 to 10 feet and beyond 10 feet - which can be selected below the lens controlled by a spring-loaded lever. The shutter speed of the Six-20 is fixed at approximately 1/25th of a second. There is also a bulb mode, which is accessed by a pull-out tab above the shutter release. The Six-20 Brownie was originally sold for $2.50.

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Donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives by the estate of Robert S. York.


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