For your consideration, coming from a recent private sale... in a smoke free home!
A used Vintage Camera: Kodak Brownie Starlet Camera (1957-1962) with its original Carrying Case, in brown hard leather and a long adjustable shoulder strap.
** IN BRIEF:
● Type: Solid body eye level roll film (Viewfinder)
● Introduced: July 1957
● Discontinued: June 1962
● Film size: 127
● Picture size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8"
● Manufactured: US & France
● Lens: Dakon
● Shutter: Rotary
● Numbers made: (?)- n.a.
● Original price: $6.00
** ITEM DESCRIPTION:
Very simple to use, the Brownie Starlet was a simple plastic point-and-shoot camera made by Kodak since 1957. The US model - as it is the case - featured a molded plastic body and optical direct vision finder. It could support a flash gun by using the pin and screw flash contacts.
● Production: Made in U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester N.Y.
● Body: Bakelite / Molded Plastic
● Lens: Dakon, only two apertures 1:13 / 1:14
● Speed: Only one, 1/25 s
● Film: 127, twelve 4x4cm images.
● Carrying Case and Black neck strap are included: Original KODAK Case, in hard leather, heavy brown color.
● User's Manual: There are no operating instructions but these are readily available for downloading online.
** ITEM CONDITION:
Cosmetically in very good condition only with very light signs of wear. Lens is clean and clear. Camera is untested. It has been stored in a closet for the last 50 years so it could use a good cleaning and going over. My expectations are that it will work with the addition of film but no guarantees. I sell vintage cameras for their cool factor and as decorative objects, so although it may well work I can't guarantee it. The camera is being sold in original, as-found condition.
** FUN FACTS:
The Kodak Brownie Star simple plastic cameras were very popular. Over 10 million Star series cameras were made from 1957 with versions continuing into the late 1960s. The original design was by Arthur H. Crapsey. All were based on a similar layout with each model having various combinations of different viewfinder and flash arrangements, some built-in, some external, some with no flash facility. Some models were available in different colors as well. The "star" name was applied to 127 film cameras, but there were similar models made using 620 film.
Marketed to Children: Kodak heavily marketed the Brownie camera to children. Its ads, which ran in popular magazines rather than just trade journals, also included what would soon become a series of popular Brownie characters, elf-like creatures created by Palmer Cox. Children under the age of 15 were also urged to join the free Brownie Camera Club, which sent all members a brochure on the art of photography and advertised a series of photo contests in which kids could earn prizes for their snapshots.
Great vintage Kodak Camera to add to your collection... Thanks for stopping by. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
** The item is located in Lisbon-PORTUGAL-EU ● It will be expertly packed using quality materials ● Handling, Shipping & Insurance costs will be added to the purchase total ● Please feel free to inquire about costs or ex-works option.
Vintage Collectible 1957-62 | USA Kodak Brownie Starlet Camera w/ original Carrying Leather Case
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