photo by Paul Analog (Image rights)
The 44A has a fixed-focus lens with two apertures and a single-speed shutter; the 44B has a focusing lens and variable aperture (f8-f16) and shutter (1/60, 1//30 +B) and double-exposure prevention. Both are fitted for a screw-and-pin flash gun.
The body is mostly plastic, but with an alloy back plate and chromed end plates. The 44A features a plastic ever-ready case, which fits on to lugs in the base and folds over the front to clip over top plate. A more conventional leather case was available for the 44B.
The Kodak Autosnap is based on the same body.
|44A case in place|
photo by catxcatxx (Image rights)
|Brownie 44A||Brownie 44B|
Sources & Links
- Coe, Brian, Kodak Cameras, the First Hundred Years, Hove Foto Books, 1988
- Brownie 44B manual on Chuck Baker's Brownie-Camera.com
- Brownie 44A on the Living Image
- Brownie 44A close-ups & 1961 advert on Brian Price's Vintage 127 Cameras pages
- Brownie 44A on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand