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In March 2003, I inherited a pair of Kodak Brownie box cameras that once belonged to my grandparents and great-grandparents. They both seem to be in good working order, so I've been eager to try them out.
According to what I've read, both cameras were made sometime in the early 1910's. The smaller one is a No. 2 Folding Pocket Brownie Model B, and the larger one is a Folding Brownie Model 3-A.
The No. 2 Brownie takes 120 film, which is still commonly available, and I've already taken it out for a few shoots. It has an intermittent light leak that I've been trying to block with some masking tape, but otherwise it works very well. The Model 3-A takes 122 film, which you can only get from a couple of specialty dealers. I haven't ordered any yet, but I plan to eventually.
Here are some shots that I've taken so far. Check back in the future, as I'll be adding more.

Pasadena City Hall All Saints Church
Pasadena CA
Bee Rock, in LA's Griffith Park The city of Glendale CA,
with Bee Rock in the foreground.


Water Forms at Night
Water Forms 1991 is a sculpture and fountain by California artist George Baker, located in the pool next to the Millikan Library on the CalTech campus in Pasadena. It's interesting enough to watch during the day, but at night it's even more spectacular.


The Trail to Henninger Flats
Henninger Flats is a campground located roughly 2600 feet up in the San Gabriel Mountains that you reach by hiking a 3-1/2 mile trail from Eaton Canyon in Altadena. I took the No. 2 Folding Brownie up there recently to try my hand at playing Ansel Adams.
The trail winds up the mountainside. A hiker climbs the trail in the late afternoon sun. Looking out over the city of Pasadena.






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Last update: April 8 2003

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