Baby Hawk-Eye (Blair)

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Kodak bought the Blair company in 1899, and made many cameras using the name Hawkeye, including the Baby Hawkeye, a small box camera.

The Baby Hawk-Eye is a box camera made by Blair in about 1896. It has a wooden body with leather covering, and makes twelve 2x2½ inch pictures on daylight-loading roll film.[1][2] The camera has a brilliant finder and an everset 'T' and 'I' shutter.[2] McKeown describes it as similar to Kodak's Pocket Kodak cameras of the same time.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Very brief entry in McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p142.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Baby Hawk-Eye at Historic Camera