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1920

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1987

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2020

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Beau Brownie Camera And Case, ca. 1930

This is a Camera and case. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague and manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is enameled metal, steel, glass, leatherette, paper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Dandy of a Camera.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: camera): 14.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm (5 11/16 x 4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.) H x W x D (b: case): 14.3 x 10.3 x 17.5 cm (5 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in face plate, above and below lens: "BEA BROWNIE / DOUBLE T LENS"; at bottom of face plate: "EASTMAN KODAK CO."

Cite this object as

Beau Brownie Camera And Case, ca. 1930; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960); USA; enameled metal, steel, glass, leatherette, paper; H x W x D (a: camera): 14.5 x 10.5 x 18 cm (5 11/16 x 4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.) H x W x D (b: case): 14.3 x 10.3 x 17.5 cm (5 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.); 1987-92-4-a,b

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