No. 2 Brownie Model F Box Camera


Photograph of a No.2 Brownie Model F Box Camera


The second box camera in my collection is this No.2 Brownie Model F box camera. I bought it in a second hand shop in Chesham in 2003 and I have so far only taken a couple of rolls of film with it.

Here is some information about the camera:


  • The No.2 Brownie box camera was first introduced in 1901.

  • The Model F version was manufactured in the US between 1924 and 1933 and in the UK between 1928 and 1935.

  • The double line decoration on each surface of this model F version indicates that it was manufactured before 1932, as later cameras had plain surfaces.

  • Model F Specifications: Aluminium body, meniscus lens, 3 aperture settings, bulb and one fixed speed shutter setting, rotary shutter, tripod mountings for portrait and landscape orientations, requires 120 roll film, produces 9x6cm frames, 8 frames to a standard roll.

  • The original sale price of the camera was $2.75. I bought this one at a second hand shop in Chesham for £4 in September 2003.



Photograph of the large window at Osho Leela
The large window, Osho Leela

Fuji Superia 100 print film



Photograph of Father Christmas (Dhyano) and Lisa, at Osho Leela
Father Christmas (Dhyano) and Lisa, at Osho Leela

Ilford XP4 Plus 125 print film


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