The Boy Scout Brownie is basically a standard No. 2 Brownie of the time, with a special polished aluminum face plate bearing the Boy Scout logo. The camera is covered with olive green leatherette, with brown painted trim.
The Boy Scout Brownie was initially made for standard 120 film, however when Kodak launched its proprietary 620 film in early 1933 they discontinued 120 cameras, including this one. (The new 620 film was the same as 120 but was mounted to a smaller diameter spool, with a narrower center shaft. Consesquently 120 film couldn't be used in 620 cameras, forcing owners to buy Kodak's new film size.)
This first incarnation of the Boy Scout Brownie had been introduced in October 1932, but due to the impending shift to 620 it was discontinued after only two months, in December 1932. Total production is unknown but is believed to be quite small due to the brief production run.
The aluminum body is covered with green leatherette, with brown metal trim around the viewfinders and front panel. The carry strap is embossed with the Boy Scout Brownie name. The original price was $2. This example is in exceptional condition, especially for a camera that was marketed to young boys and typically subjected to careless handling.
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