how do you open up a 3a brownie?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Brownie Cameras : One Thread
I have just come into possession of a 3-a folding autographic brownie. I have been able to take the back off but I cannot for some reason open the front of the camera. I pull out the metal kodak emblem and pull on it but it still will not open, any assistance is appreciated!
-- David Friend (email@example.com), December 28, 2001
I'm looking at a picture of your camera right now and I had the same problem when I got my first similar camera. You're pulling on the right tab but not pushing a "hidden" button. On one of the flat sides of the camera, I would say the top but it really isn't and I believe it's the opposite side from the screw hole, feel for a "hidden" button that will depress. Press it and gently pull the tab...it should open.
Chuck Baker The Brownie Camera Page
-- Chuck (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 2001.
There is a hidden button on the side opposite the "what looks like a tripod socket," but what tab?. Mind just popped open when I stumbled on just one of several "hidden buttons."
-- Hoyt S. Bailey (email@example.com), January 21, 2002.