Saturday, June 1, 2013

That Puzzling Brownie Camera

French Brownie ad showing a child using the camera.
While the Brownie's operation was made to be pretty simple, today there are things about them that are not so intuitive. After all, what's more simple than what we have today? We don't even mess with film!

There are many Brownie's out there for sale on eBay, Etsy, and flea markets. Most are pretty inexpensive, so collecting Brownies is an attractive hobby. But there are different models that operate differently and take different film.

Fortunately, the Brownie Camera Guy is here to help! If you're at all interested in Brownies, you should visit his web page, The Brownie Camera Page. His name is Chuck and he has some helpful videos, like this one showing you how to open a Brownie box camera (something I struggled with at first.)

Are you a collector? Did you have a Brownie as a kid?