A few weeks ago, Kripamoya from the UK spotted a box camera at a rummage sale and, much to my great delight and surprise, thought of me. He picked it up and shipped it to me. I got it yesterday and, when I opened the box, did a little happy dance.
I love old cameras. It’s not that it’s “the older the better,” but anything pre-WW2 is such fun. This one is a Kodak Six-20 Popular Brownie. This model was made in the UK somewhere between 1939 to 1943. Like my other Brownie, it takes larger photos, with a negative measuring 2.25″ X 3.45″. You only get eight shots per roll of 120 film, but they are eight amazingly fun pictures.
Rummage sale finds are always hit or miss, especially when it comes to old technology. But this little camera works perfectly. I cleaned the front and back of the lens and it’s ready for some film.
This model takes 620 film, just like my 1950 Duaflex II. To make 120 film fit into a 620 camera, all you have to do is trim the edges off of the 120 film spools. It’s pretty easy and usually works. It totally works for the Pop Brownie.
When Smartz and I take to the Utah desert (and beyond), this new old camera will be accompanying us. Hopefully, I’ll return with eight amazing shots.
So, thank you, Kripamoya! I’m ridiculously excited to start shooting!