Sometimes pristine, but most often scratched and wear worn, vintage cameras are beautiful and nostalgic reminders of days gone by. Aside from their historic significance and aesthetic appeal, collecting vintage cameras satisfies and complements an interest in both collecting and photographica.  
Vintage Brownie Hawkeye © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Brownie Hawkeye

The much loved Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model Camera is recognized as one of the most durable and popular Brownie cameras made. Manufactured between 1949 and 1961, the Brownie Hawkeye is a Bakelite box camera that takes 12 6x6cm images on 620 film. 

Vintage Kodak Jiffy © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Kodak Jiffy
The Kodak Jiffy Six-20 Series II is a medium format folding camera manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co. Ltd. between 1937 and 1948.  The Jiffy was fitted with a fixed Kodak Twindar Lens and used 620 film (producing 6x9 cm pictures). This particular camera was made in Toronto (Canada) where Eastman Kodak operated from 1899 to 2005.
Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash © Irwin Seidman
Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash 

This very popular Brownie series camera has a moulded brown and tan plastic body with an optical direct vision finder.  The camera used 127 roll film and produced negatives measuring 1 ⅝” x 2 ½” (which printed to the eras standard 3 ½” x 5” prints). The Brownie Holiday Flash was made between 1853 and 1962.

Six-20 © Irwin Seidman
The Kodak Brownie Six-20 Model D with Flash Contacts was manufactured between 1953 and 1957. Classified as a medium format camera, it took 620 roll film and produced images measuring 2 ¼" x 3 ¼".  This particular camera was made in England 
Vintage Kodak 3A Folding Camera © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Kodak 3A Folding Camera
With patents originally dating back to 1894, the No. 3A Folding Pocket Camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak in Rochester NY and Canadian Kodak Co in Toronto ON from 1903 until 1915.  The camera used #122 rollfilm and produced postcard sized 3 ¼” x 5 ½” exposures.  This classic looking folding camera featured a black leather-covered aluminium body, red leather bellows and was fitted with a black metal lens plate on chrome frame and rails. This was a high quality camera highlighted by a Kodak automatic shutter and Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectilinear lens.  Kodak made several variations of this camera during its twelve year reign.  This particular model, the “B-4” was made in 1908 and 1909, with this specific camera being manufactured in Canada in 1909. If you look closely, you can see the "CKC" (Canadian Kodak Co) logo on the buckle of the case instead of the more common EKC (Eastman Kodak Co) mark.  
No. 2C Kodak Jr © Irwin Seidman
No. 2C Kodak Jr 
The No.2C Autographic Kodak Jr. is a large format film folding bed camera made by Eastman Kodak Co. between 1916-27.  It uses Kodak No. A 130 Autographic cartridge roll film and produced prints measuring 2 ⅞" x 4 ⅞".  This camera featured a folding black bellows design, adjustable focus with automatic focusing lock, reversible finder, two tripod sockets, a ball bearing shutter and anastigmat f7.7 140mm lens.  (This pictorialized photographic image highlights the No.2C Kodak Jr along with  markings found both on the interior and exterior of the camera, the paper backing from a roll of A-130 film, and digitized layers of old paper.) 
Vintage Kodak Filters © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Kodak Filters 
An assortment of vintage Kodak filters and filter boxes
Baby Brownie Special © Irwin Seidman
Baby Brownie Special

The Kodak Baby Brownie Special is a tiny Bakelite medium format film box camera made by Kodak in Rochester, NY, USA. It was produced between September 1938 and 1954. This was largely a replacement for the Kodak Baby Brownie, adding an optical viewfinder. The camera used 126 fill and produced images that were 4x6.  This particular camera dates to 1942.   

Vintage Folding Brownie © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Folding Brownie
Kodak No. 2 Folding Brownie Camera Model A - Circa 1902
1902 Kodak Brownie © Irwin Seidman
1902 Kodak Brownie

Kodak No 2A folding pocket Brownie camera  (Model A).  Manufactured in the US  by the Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester NY in 1902.  

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 © Irwin Seidman
Zeiss Ikon Nettar Model 515 
While the Nettar range was made from 1937 through to the late 1950s, the 515 appears to be the first model and was manufactured by Zeiss Ikon (Dresden, Germany) between 1937 and 1940.  This medium format camera used 120 roll film producing 6 cm x 9 cm (2 ¼” x 1 ¾”) images.  The camera featured a two frame viewfinder, a Nettar Anastigmat 1:4.5 ƒ7.5cm lens with Klio leaf shutter. Designed for serious amateur photographers, the Nettar series used many of the same components as the much more expensive Ikonta series (e.g. body and struts).
Nikon FM © Irwin Seidman
Nikon FM

A very popular and remarkably durable 35mm camera. The Nikon FM was manufactured in Japan between 1977 and 1982 by Nippon Kogaku K. K. which is now Nikon Corporation 

Vintage Kodak Brownie 8mm Movie Camera © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Brownie 8mm

The Kodak Brownie Model II Movie Camera was manufactured from 1956 to 1959.  It features the fast Cine-Kodak Ektanon 13mm f/1.9 lens and a folding sports viewfinder.  

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