Kodak Autographic 3A

Kodak Autographic 3A

   I’m ready to admit my new addiction. The Kodak Autographic 3a. I can’t have just one. The first one was free. So was the second one, come to think of it. But the third one I had to pay for. I transformed the first two into Gala edition cameras. I was...
Kodak Duex

Kodak Duex

The 27 page (!) instruction booklet says the camera accepts 620 film. I trimmed down a 120 spool and got 16 images per roll. Very Kodak Bullet-like, in that it has a helical-telescoping front. (Them’s fancy words for – the front screws out.) If you forget...
Kodak Baby Brownie Special

Kodak Baby Brownie Special

I was working on my taxes. Had the St Jude and the guardian angel candles lit…tax time is such a pain! Half way through, I decided to take a break and go for a walk. I selected the Baby Brownie Special as my walkin’ partner. A closer look revealed just a...
Brownie Hawkeye

Brownie Hawkeye

My mom had one of these. If you were born before 1970, your mom probably had one of these too: It sat on the floor in my older brother’s room. I remember picking it up and making the button click. Then I’d mess with both buttons and it wouldn’t click...
Brownie Number 2A Model C

Brownie Number 2A Model C

I bought this Brownie box camera in a town named Bow. It was at one of those junk stores that are like how junk stores used to be. Crammed with funky, interesting junk at decent prices for funky, interesting junk. This camera was five bucks. The back latch was broken....