Kodak's No. 2 Brownie, introduced in 1901, uses 120 film, the first camera to do so. It was produced until 1935, the last models being made in the U.K. In 1924 aluminum replaced cardboard as the "box" in this box camera and not too many years later you could buy it in 5 different colors as well as in black. The one I have, a gift from a friend whose mother was the original owner, is plain black with the aluminum box and it works just fine, I think. I wouldn't hesitate about how it works except that the last roll I put through it showed some light leaks; but, I think these are due to the ordeal I put it through--loaded 2 years or more & problems loading film into the developer reel-- rather than an internal issue. I thought it did a pretty good job with some photos at St. Paul's Upper Landing on the Mississippi river; they were made in 20 degree weather with a chilly wind and occasional breaks in the clouds. I'll wait for warmer, sunnier weather to give it its next workout. (Photos made on Arista Edu 100 that sat in the camera for at least 2 years; developed in Fomadon 09, 1:40; High Pass Filter used in PS Elements).
Centennial Showboat from St. Paul's Upper Landing
Steam Plumes from District Energy, St. Paul