The last time I dropped some pics here of my "Proto" camera collection I said that I needed a camera that fits between a piece from the 1940s and the 1970s. I found a couple at the Wentzville Flea Mkt. a few weeks ago that fit the bill.
I think the Browny "Starmeter" fits nicely between those eras as they were made
from 1960 to 1965. That covers the Sixties pretty nicely! Both this camera
and the other Brownie I bought use 127 film which I believe is still available
though only from a handful of manufacturers. Eh, it ain't like I'm buying these
to shoot pics or anything.
The Brownie 127 (First Edition) was produced from 1952 through 1959. That, I'm
thinking, takes care of the Fifties! It was produced in the UK and, as imported
to the US, was badged as a Brownie Starlet. Mine may be a UK market and
brought home from a vacationer or soldier as it isn't marked "Starlet". It's kinda
funny how some items made of Bakelite cost so much but then you can pick up a
camera like this for just a couple bucks at the Flea Mkt!
Originally posted: Monday, October 18, 2010.