Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Kodak Baby Brownie

Eastman Kodak Co.

Name: Baby Brownie
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Co.
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: Moulded plastic body, styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.
Production Period: 1934 - 41 (1952 in the UK)


Model / Variant: US model
Plate / Film Size: 127 rollfilm
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: Unknown
Serial Number: None
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Inventory Number: 283

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Moulded plastic body, styled by Walter Dorwin Teague. This camera carries the prestige of being first plastic-moulded camera. It was made over an extended period and in large numbers, both in the US and the UK.

Note, this example does not have the button for brief time exposure (used on US export models from 1936 to 1939 according to Coe [4, p32]) and fitted to the models made in the UK by Kodak Ltd.


The Baby Brownie is but one of a number of significant cameras that were styled by Walter Dorwin Teague. You might also want to look at the Gift Kodak, Beau Brownies, the Vanity Kodak, the Petite and to my mind the best of them all, the Bantam Special.