Have No.3-A Folding Autographic Brownie

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I am interested in selling this camera but am also interested in getting a roll of No. A-122 film. Camera is in very good condition but do not know if works. Appears that all features do work but with out taking any pictures I can't be sure.

This camera appears to have been manufactured in the US after Jun 19, 1917 as that is the last patent date shown on camera.

Around the shutter is a Patent date USA 1/18/1910 and another date of 1/7/1913. This is also a Kodak Ball Bearing Shutter.

It also has an Autotime Pat. 1908.

So ultimately I am looking for a roll of film and where I can buy it if it is still available. Ultimately I am interested in selling this camera.

-- Ellen Louise Evans (ellen.l.evans@lmco.com), December 14, 1999



Hi Ellen,

I'm sad to say that #122 film is impossible to get to my knowledge. The only place that it was available from now carries #127 & #620 only as of about 6 months'!

There is a page that describes your camera elsewhere on this site but I've copied it here for you:

No. 3A Folding Autographic Brownie

Type: Folding rollfim Introduced: July 1916 Discontinued: Nov 1926 Film size: 122 Picture size: 3 1/4 X 5 1/2" Manufactured: US Lenses: Achromatic and Rapid Rectilinear - see below Shutters: Ball Bearing or Kodex - see below Numbers made: ? but 70,000 before 1921 Original price: ?

Description: Imitation leather covering; reversible reflecting finder; sliding focusing with lock; from serial number 1001.

Variations: Achromatic lens: Jul 1916-25: ball bearing shutter; 1925-Nov 1926: Kodex shutter

Rapid Rectilinear lens: July 1916-25: ball bearing shutter; 1925: Kodex shutter

Kodar f/7.9 lens: May 1925-26: Kodex shutter

Approximate worth: $10-20

I believe yours was manufactured between 1917-25 because of the ball bearing shutter and the patent date.

Sorry about the film!

Chuck Baker The Brownie Camera Page

-- Chuck (chuck9toe@aol.com), December 15, 1999.

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