Baby Hawk-Eye (Blair)
|Baby Hawk-Eye Ad (bottom) in Munsey's Magazine|
image by Charlie Kamerman (Image rights)
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. The camera has a brilliant finder and an everset 'T' and 'I' shutter. McKeown describes it as similar to Kodak's Pocket Kodak cameras of the same time.
- 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.
- Baby Hawk-Eye at Historic Camera