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This square edge camera features an imitation leather-covered wood body with a reversible reflecting finder and sliding focusing with automatic lock from serial number 101-F.

Category:
PRIVATE-COLLECTION

Description

No. 3 Folding Brownie – Model B

 

Type: Folding Rollfim

Introduced: April 1905

Discontinued: 1915

Film Size: 124

Picture Size: 3 1/4 X 4 1/4″

Manufactured: U.S.

Lens: Meniscus Achromat Or Rapid Rectilinear – See Below

Shutters: F.P K. Automatic Or Ball Bearing – See Below

Numbers Made: 108,000

Original Price:?

 

Description:

This square edge camera features an imitation leather-covered wood body with a reversible reflecting finder and sliding focusing with automatic lock from serial number 101-F.

 

Variations:

May 1907: Model B; sliding back latch replaced by concealed buttons from serial number 24,159.

June 1909: Model D; metal lens panel; new focusing scale; pneumatic release on F.P.K shutter from serial number 42,325.

Jan 1912: Black bellows instead of red fitted on cameras sent to the U.K.

Feb 1913: Longer baseboard hinge fitted from serial number 67,801.

Meniscus achromatic lens:

April 1905-13: F.P.K. Automatic shutter 1913-15: Brownie ball bearing shutter

Rapid Rectilinear lens:

April 1909-12: F.P.K. Automatic shutter 1913-15: Brownie ball bearing shutter

 

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