In 1932 Kodak introduced the 620 format. 620 film is the same width as 120, however it uses a slimmer spool. From the 1930's until the 1950's, 620 was the most popular film format. Still 120 survives until this day and 620 was last made in 1995. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, some Brownie Flash Hawkeyes for example, Kodak 620 cameras will not work with 120 film.
So if you want to use a non-135 Kodak camera with a film that is still easy to get, you have to go back to the days before FDR. With the exception of one of the No. 2 Brownies I have never used any of these cameras. Still the idea of using one of these vintage cameras with an easy to get film has some appeal to me. So I made this list to help me when the time comes to seek one out, and am sharing it here. The info about the box cameras may have some short-comings. What I have found about identifying these cameras is confusing to me at least. And I didn't want to spend much time sorting it out since it is the folding cameras that I am most interested in. The now value is the original price in today's dollars.
Hope the table doesn't cause any problems. Blogger seems to lack a tool to make tables. I normally don't care to use inline styles as I have done here, however it seemed easier than figuring out how to add a style sheet to a blogger page.
|No. 1 AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Junior Camera||1914||1927||$23.00||543.47|
|No. 1 AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera (Bakelite side panels)||1915||1920||$56.00||$1,310.14|
|No. 1 AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera (Model B) (Back overlaps sides) Focus by thumb-turned gear. (Only produced for a few months)||1921||1921||$79.00||$1,042.86|
|No. 1 AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera (Model B) (knurled screw focusing)||1922||1926||$74.00||$1,040.81|
|No. 2 Beau BROWNIE Camera (5 colors)||1930||1933||$4.25||$60.13|
|Boy Scout BROWNIE Camera||1932||1932||$2.00||$34.50|
|No. 2 BROWNIE Camera||1901||1904||$2.00||$47.74|
|No. 2 BROWNIE Camera (Aluminum, Model F)||1924||1933||$2.75||$38.00|
|No. 2 BROWNIE Camera (5 colors)||1929||1933||$2.50||$34.55|
|BROWNIE Special No. 2 Camera||1933||1934||$2.25||$40.90|
|No. 2 Folding AUTOGRAPHIC BROWNIE Camera (Changed from square to round ends in 1917)||1915||1926||$12.00||$280.74|
|No. 2 Folding Pocket BROWNIE Camera (Model B)||1907||1915||$5.00||$119.34|
|Century of Progress World’s Fair Souvenir 1833–1933 Camera||1933||1933||$4.00||$72.71|
|No. 1 KODAK Junior Camera||1914||1914||$11.00||$259.92|
|No. 1 KODAK Series III Camera||1926||1932||$26.00||$347.10|
|No. 1 Pocket KODAK Camera||1926||1932||$17.00||$226.95|
|No. 1 Pocket KODAK Camera (In 4 colors: blue, brown, gray, green)||1929||1931||$18.00||$248.73|
|No. 1 Pocket KODAK Junior Camera (Black and 3 colors)||1929||1932||$9.00||$124.36|
|No. 1 Pocket KODAK Series II Camera||1922||1932||$22.50||$310.91|