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Kodak Brownie Six-16 Camera Light – Original Point & Shoot


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Original accent light made from a vintage Kodak Brownie box camera. The Brownie, made available in February 1900, invented low-cost photography by introducing the concept of the snapshot to the masses. See below for detailed story.

  • Measurements: 11″ tall, 5″wide, 5″ deep
  • Rosie red badge
  • Certificate of authenticity that includes the story behind the camera
  • Includes a large G40 globe style incandescent Edison light bulb
  • All parts are UL component listed (c UR us) for United States and Canada
  • Proudly made in Chautauqua, NY USA

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This accent/ desk light is made with the finest new lighting components available. This includes:

  • Eight (8) foot long vintage inspired fabric cord with 2-prong plug
  • Fully functional in-line dimmer switch good for up to 120 volts
  • Heavy duty metal and chrome E26 socket (standard light bulb socket)
  • Brand new warm comforting incandescent Edison light bulb hand-spun from the PL&T company in Garland, TX. It is 40 watts with unique filament pattern. Light bulb rated for 3,000 hours. Click here to purchase replacement bulbs.
  • Maximum 100 watts

We start with the vintage camera we procure through various camera and antiques dealers nationwide. It has been sitting in an attic or basement for 50+ years and is non-functioning. We lovingly visually restore it with the following:

  • Removal of nicotine, mold, mildew with various solvents
  • Dissemble and clean the lenses and optics
  • Metal polishing using various cleaners and polishing agents
  • Leather cleaning, repair and conditioning
  • Please note: Each light is a little different and will not match the pictures exactly. The camera while clean and complete will have 50 to 80 years of wear and patina that gives it awesome character! Think of all the memories the thing captured. Contact us with questions.

Story Summary

Every family seemed to have one of these – even the Kennedy’s. There is even a picture of a young Ted Kennedy holding his first camera, a Brownie Target Six-20. The name Brownie comes from the “Brownies” in the Palmer Cox cartoons.

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Camera Description

George Eastman’s philosophy was to make photography available to everyone. The team at Kodak worked hard to find a way to build a camera with easily interchangeable film. It was also important that it required no skills. The Brownie Six-20 achieved this vision. All the user had to do was insert a roll of film and look through one of two large view finders. Then press the shutter button. This was an amazing simplification compared to the complicated rigs of the professionals. They also sold the original camera for $1 in 1900. They lost money on each camera but made money selling and developing the film.

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