Kodak Six-20 Flash Brownie

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    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.

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    1. winterchild76 86 months ago | reply

      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?

    2. SkyShaper 86 months ago | reply

      like little luggage
      what year did this come out?

    3. John Kratz 86 months ago | reply

      @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.

    4. clicks_1000 86 months ago | reply

      Good shot of an interesting camera. Can't say I've ever seen one before. Thanks!

    5. verdieping 6 [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      never seen one of these before.

    6. Mike Z 86 months ago | reply

      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

    7. John Kratz 86 months ago | reply

      Oh I have to try that!

    8. Patrick_OBrien 86 months ago | reply

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

      kodak six-20 bulls eye front

    9. Kristi Ann 85 months ago | reply

      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! :)

    10. bubbleooooo2004 84 months ago | reply

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    11. dakgirl1 84 months ago | reply

      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!

    12. John Kratz 84 months ago | reply

      So you're saying I should do it? ;o)

    13. dakgirl1 84 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. mnem:e 82 months ago | reply

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

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