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Hunt for owner of vintage camera with pictures from 1950s

Graeme Webb, who bought the Kodak Brownie discovered it was full of undeveloped film.

Hunt: The Kodak Portrait Brownie was full of undeveloped film.
Hunt: The Kodak Portrait Brownie was full of undeveloped film. Graeme Webb/SWNS

A professional photographer is on the hunt for the rightful owner of a camera with images thought to date back to the 1950s.

Graeme Webb came across the Kodak Portrait Brownie 620 while at a charity shop in Edinburgh and decided to buy it for just £25.

The 40-year-old was shocked to find a reel inside the old camera which featured black and white images from, what Graeme believes, is the 50s and 60s.

The photographer, who collects old cameras, developed the pictures and now wants to reunite the Kodak with its rightful owner.

Graeme has received numerous messages through social media about where the photos may have been taken.

The camera is full of what seems to be family portraits.
The camera is full of what seems to be family portraits. Graeme Webb/SWNS

Graeme said: "I have had a lot of messages from people everywhere around Scotland.

"Most people believe the pictures have been taken in a place in Edinburgh called Currie.

"It seems like a quiet town.

"One person thought they knew the house the pictures were taken in. But when I looked through Google Maps, it looked slightly different.

"But it is difficult to say without actually going there to see it for yourself in your own eyes."

Graeme, from Hawick, Scottish Borders, is set to travel to Currie some time this week to do some investigating.

Graeme believes the pictures date back to the 1950s.
Graeme believes the pictures date back to the 1950s. Graeme Webb/SWNS

He said: "I am going to go there sometime this week. When I get there I will look for the house and see if anyone knows which part of Currie the pictures were taken."

The camera - now in Graeme's expansive collection - was first produced in the late 1930s and was sold well into the 1970s.

The film he discovered inside was produced between 1956 and 1970.

The camera was handed into the charity shop on September 15, as noted on its price tag, but the details of who gifted it are not known.

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