Kodak Six-20 Flash Brownie

The Six-20 Flash Brownie is a common camera, but with an unusual trapezoidal shape. Kodak introduced it in December of 1940, for a price of $4.25. It was renamed "Brownie Flash Six-20" in 1946, at which time the price went up to $5.90.

  • winterchild76 7y

    I have this camera without flash. How should I clean it? I've read some people use 120 film in these, have you ever tried it?
  • SkyShaper PRO 7y

    like little luggage
    what year did this come out?
  • John Kratz PRO 7y

    @winterchild76:

    I have never tried using 120 film in this. I have read that for some cameras, you have to unravel the film from the 120 spool and re-roll it onto the 620 spool, but for other 620 cameras, the 120 spool will work as it is. I don't know which category this camera falls into.
    As far as cleaning your camera, if it's just a dirty lens you're talking about, you might try a small amount of lens cleaning fluid on a cloth or Q-tip, or a pre-treated lens cleaning cloth, although some people actually like the effect that a dirty lens has on their pictures.

    @SkyShaper:

    It was introduced in December of 1940.
  • clicks_1000 7y

    Good shot of an interesting camera. Can't say I've ever seen one before. Thanks!
  • verdieping 6 7y

    never seen one of these before.
  • Mike Zeis PRO 7y

    I've got one, John, with quite a bit more time it than yours. In other words, yours looks like a real clean camera!. I put 35 mm film in mine, and take wack-o panoramas.

    Purple I Beams 557
  • John Kratz PRO 7y

    Oh I have to try that!
  • Patrick O'Brien PRO 7y

    This looks very similar to my 620 bulls eye. In fact the wind knob is the same.

    kodak six-20 bulls eye front
  • Kristi Ann 7y

    I just picked this camera up at a flea market for $8....I was hoping I had made a good find :) However, I would have been content to just have it as a wonderful collectible! Thanks for the great photo! :)
  • bubbleooooo2004 7y

    你好,我是 Camera GROUP 群組的管理員,我們希望將其新增至該群組!
  • dakgirl1 7y

    I've shot 120 in mine. My camera looks just like this one, too, just less pristine. But I don't recall if I respooled onto the 620 reels or not. I think I probably did. I do it all the time -- just do it!
  • John Kratz PRO 7y

    So you're saying I should do it? ;o)
  • dakgirl1 7y

    Well, don't be scared of respooling. However, I must admit, the photos were pretty uninteresting and I haven't shot with the camera again. So while I'm an advocate of using 620-cameras, I wouldn't necessarily vouch for this model.
  • ɛrɪk d͡ʒesən hɔl 7y

    Anyone know what the effective f# and shutter speed of the Kodak Six-20 is? Thanks!
  • sandro47 6y

    Nice!!
10,565 views
25 faves
16 comments
Taken on February 2, 2008
  • 50mm f/1.8
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 50.4 mm
  • 1/160
  • 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 17 groups
This photo is in 1 album
This photo is in 1 gallery

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context