Kodak Six-20 Brownie Special
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The Kodak Six-20 Brownie Special is a sheet metal box camera made for 620 roll film by Kodak in the USA. Production ran from Sept 1938-Oct 1942 to a design by Walter Dorwin Teague. Initial price in the US was $4.00. The Brownie Special was replaced by the Kodak Six-20 Flash Brownie - which was virtually the same camera with the addition of flash sync.
The trapezoidal body has a curved back, an optical viewfinder on top, and a fold-out foot on one side for standing the camera in portrait format. The shutter release has a locking collar set around it.
The lens is a fixed-aperture meniscus, with two focus settings, 5-10ft & 10ft-infinity. The shutter is single-speed (+T) rotary.
- Kodak.com's History of Kodak Cameras (archived)