Kodak Brownie Secret Box

  • Kodak Brownie Secret Box
  • Kodak Brownie Secret Box
  • Kodak Brownie Secret Box
  • Kodak Brownie Secret Box

SOLD: This authentic 1930s Kodak Brownie Junior Six-16 Box Camera makes the perfect secret box! Although Kodak stopped making film for this model in 1984, a few adjustments and a little TLC have given this piece a brand new purpose. Display it on a table or shelf and all the while use it for safekeeping your treasures. This is original vintage with a modern use: the best of both worlds!

When the two part box is latched, there is a series of movements necessary to open the camera. Once inside, you’ll find that I’ve added two capped tubes that fit perfectly in the film spool holders where secrets can be stashed. I’ve also included a drawstring bag for your larger treasures that can be placed within the cavity of the box.

To honor the history and create a base for the camera, I have framed a copy of a Kodak promotional photo of a young woman using the Brownie and I have added a few of the interesting facts about the camera. Standing on 4 tiny metal feet, the base elevates the vintage camera to a display piece — and still, not a hint that it doubles as a storage box.

A variety of reclaimed items have been utilized in the design of this piece. The camera itself show its age in the wear on the leather covering and the patina on the metal front. As is common with these cameras, the leather handle has been lost.

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