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Blue Kodak Brownie StarMatic Camera with Flash and Bulb

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, plastic
  • Ships from United States to .
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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, plastic
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Favorited by: 13 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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Very cute box camera and flash that is in very good vintage condition. I cleaned it up some with some alcohol and cotton swabs.There seems to be very little wear on this camera. The inside does not seem to be rusted and looks very pristine. The outside is a very cute black and silver. This camera is so very cute, and would look excellent as a display piece or a prop!


I am not sure if this camera works, but I can't make the shutter work. It might just be stuck due to it's age. The flash seems be in very good shape, but I did not attempt to open it. This camera takes 127 film, which I believe you can still buy from special camera stores. This does not come with the manual, but it can be found below:

http://www.brownie-camera.com/manuals/bstarmeter/index.shtml

Camera includes:
Original Box
Flash Attachment
1 Bulb

Camera Information:
The Kodak Brownie Starmatic was a high-end part of Kodak's Brownie Star series, made between April 1959 & August 1963. The Brownie Starmatic was the first automatic Brownie camera. Featuring the standard, fixed-focus Kodar lens and "Instant" shutter setting, this little gem also sports Automatic Exposure control. Its built-in exposure meter allows the camera to adjust between Kodak's EV (exposure value scale) numbers 12 to 16. See chart below. A dial on top of the camera can be turned to Auto or manually set to EV numbers 12 through 16. As you cycle through the EV numbers you will see the aperture change with each setting. Another dial allows the ASA (ISO) film speed value to be selected. Here's where the camera shows its age, ASA numbers range from only 32 to 125. A meter needle in the viewfinder moves up and down depending on the exposure reading to notify the photographer that a change of exposure or flash is necessary. The molded body is exactly the same as its cousins the Starmite, Starmeter, Starluxe, etc. An Open/Lock switch on the bottom of the camera allows the film assembly to be removed for easy film loading. Another knob on the bottom is used for film advance. The shutter is cocked when the film is advanced for double exposure prevention. The standard red window for frame number viewing is present on the back of the camera, and the viewfinder is fairly large and bright. The shutter release is a red switch on the front of the camera near the lens. Like the other 'Star' Brownies the Starmatic takes the nearly obsolete 127 roll film yielding twelve 4x4cm negatives. |} |} In August 1961 there was a facelift; the Starmatic II had a two-tone grey body (in place of the black) and a two-speed shutter.



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