Kodak 120 rollfilm Cameras
Kodak, Brownie, Premo & Hawkeye
Kodak's first 120 rollfilm camera was the No.2 Brownie in 1901. As film numbers as we know them today were not introduced until 1913, it was originally known as No.2 Brownie film. 120 rollfilm is the most successful rollfilm format, having now been in production for over 100 years! Some cameras include the word "cartridge" in the model name. This is because a roll of film was considered to look like a shotgun cartridge and also to help differentiate between similar cameras that used plates or film packs. Kodak ceased production of 120 rollfilm cameras in the mid 1930's, with the introduction of the 620 size, which is the same film on a slimmer spindle, and the only subsequent 120-film cameras from Kodak were manufactured in the UK in the 1950's and '60's. The last 120-rollfilm camera from Kodak was probably the UK-made Brownie Cresta 3.
Details of the "Autographic" feature, to be found on some of these cameras, can be read in the "Hints'n'Tips" section.