Kodak Brownie 127 (1)
First model version 1956-1959
Type: Solid Body Eyelevel Rollfilm
Film Size: 127
Picture Size: 1 5/8 X 2 1/2″
Lens: Meniscus F/14, 65mm
Shutter: Single Speed 1/50 Sec
Numbers Made: Millions (1,000,000 By Aug 1954)
Original Price: $4.75
The Brownie 127 has a moulded smooth plastic body with broad horizontal steps and an optical direct vision finder.
1952-1955: The first Brownie 127 camera had a plain lens faceplate.
1956-1959: The original plain lens faceplate was replaced with a cross-hatched faceplate.
263,000 of these cameras were exported to the United States and Canada between May 1953 and September 1954. The Brownie 127 ranks right up there with the most popular Kodak cameras made.