For sale is a 1940s KODAK BROWNIE SIX-20 BOX CAMERA and original OPERATOR’S MANUIAL. The Brownie Target Six-20 is a metal box type camera with 2 brilliant view finders and the distinctive vertical line art-deco design on front panel. The camera featured a sliding f/stop tab for a choice of around f/11 or f/16 and a “B” setting tab for time exposures. This camera is untested. Camera uses a single element meniscus lens. The Brownie Target Six-20 Camera was sold by Kodak from 1946 through 1952. A great collectible vintage camera.
The camera was made for 620 medium format film, which is no longer commercially available but 120 film is still available which is the same as 620 film.
From the company’s founding by George Eastman in 1888, Kodak followed a business strategy of selling low profit margin cameras and then making large profit margins on consumables such as film, chemicals and paper. As late as 1976, Kodak commanded 90% of film sales and 85% of camera sales in the U.S. The emergence of digital cameras sparked a death spiral for this iconic American company.