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Eastman Kodak used the Hawk-Eye #2 folding camera - $57 (San Diego)

condition: good
Like the Brownie 2A, this camera is another family hand-me-down with an unknown early history. It was manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1926 to 1934. The brand name "Hawk-Eye" originated with the Boston Camera Company which started using it in 1888 for a detective camera. The Boston Camera Company was bought by the Blair camera company (also located in Boston) in 1890. Blair Camera Company was then acquired by Eastman Kodak and moved to Rochester, NY.

Eastman Kodak used the Hawk-Eye name for a range of different cameras over the years. I can't find this particular model in any of the Kodak camera catalogs of the time. So I'm not sure how it was distributed and sold. Supposedly the Hawk-Eye branded cameras were often used as promotional items by third-party companies.

Not tested. Offering as found.

This camera was made for the 116 film format (70 mm wide) and produces nice large 2½" x 4¼" photos.

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