The Eagle is a camera made by Kuribayashi in the late 1920s. It is only mentioned by Baird, who says that it was a rollfilm camera taking 4×6.5cm exposures and introduced in 1927, two years after the Pearlette. It seems that no surviving example has ever been found.
|Image from CAMERA (ARS) March 1930.|
image by National Diet library, Japan (Permission of National Diet Library, Japan. 国図利1401065-7-63, Aug.9.2014) (Image rights)
The above is an advertisement from Japanese CAMERA magazine published by ARS in March 1930. This advertisement shows Eagle Hand Camera (Upper) as NEW products, and Speed Reflex (Lower). Eagle Hand Camera is Tefuda size plate folder camera, with Mayer Trioplan f/6.3 and Vario Shutter. Later advertisement says this camera also have Mayer Anastigmat f/4.5 and Compur or Isopool shutter. It was sold 48 yens.
- Baird, p.13.
- Baird, John R. Collectors guide to Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras. Grantsburg, WI (USA): Centennial Photo Service, 1991. ISBN 0-931838-16-9. Pp.13–4 and 97–8.
This camera is not listed in Sugiyama.
|Kuribayashi prewar and wartime cameras ( )|
|Eagle | Speed Pocket | First Roll | First Center | Semi First | First Six | Baby Semi First | Semi Rotte | Hokoku | Mizuho|
|Mikuni | First | First Etui | Kokka | Romax | Tokiwa||Molby||Speed Reflex||First Reflex||Baby First|