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photography related industry in Rochester (New York)
American Camera | Bausch & Lomb | Blair | Century | Crown Optical Co. | Elgeet | Folmer & Schwing | Gassner and Marx | Graflex | Gundlach | Ilex | JML | Kodak | Milburn | Monroe | PMC | Ray | Reichenbach, Morey and Will | Rochester Camera and Supply Co. | Rochester Optical Co. | Rochester Panoramic Camera Co. | Seneca | Sunart | Walker | Webster Industries | Wollensak
and in Rochester (Minnesota)
external links - Rudolf Kingslake's
"Optical industry in Rochester (N.Y.)"


The Blair Camera Co. was an American camera maker based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1879 it was Blair Tourograph Co., named after a camera type introduced in 1878. In 1890 it bought another Boston-based camera maker, the Boston Camera Company. From this company it took over the "Hawk-Eye" box camera series. In 1899 Blair became a division of Kodak. It was relocated to Rochester, New York, the home of Kodak. First the Hawk-Eye cameras were continued by Blair, later the camera type name was reused by Kodak for several later camera types.