Coronet 3-D

Coronet 3-D

  Mike Levy of SELECTING AND USING CLASSIC CAMERAS  fame gave me this camera. It was kinda bunged up, but in working condition. Just the way I like ’em. Sporting a binocular viewfinder, this 3-D camera was manufactured in 1954. It has a little finger that...
Pro Camera E

Pro Camera E

  This “single use” camera looks like cardboard but is actually hard Bakelite. I picked it up for four bucks at a camera show. The little window on the bottom reveals a piece of ribbon that says “pull to number 1″. This proves to be too...
Dover 620-A Camera

Dover 620-A Camera

Manufactured in Dover, New Hampshire, the Dover 620-A is one of the weirdest cameras I’ve used. I bought it at a camera show. I bought it because it’s weird and four bucks was within my budget. When I carry this camera, I need nothing more  … other...
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...