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Help! I am confused by the explanations about the Brownie Six-16. I have a camera that I was told was made at the turn of the century. It says Brownie Target Six-16 on the front of it, it is contained in black leather and it looks like the front pulls off (although I am afraid to try this). Is it possible that the camera could be this old or were they not made until the 40's?? Any help is appreciated.
-- Gina Grapengeter (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 19, 1998
The Brownie Target Six-16 was made in the late 40s. See http://members.aol.com/Chuck02178/46.htm. A lot of people assume that if a camera is a black box camera that it must be old, real old, like the turn of the century. This is not the case. They were made well into the 1950s.
As for the front of the camera, yes, it can come off. But I would only do it if you need to, like to clean the lens or inspect the shutter mechanism.
Hope that helps.
Larry W. Haak Columbus, Indiana
-- Larry Haak (email@example.com), July 20, 1998.