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Object ID 001342

Object Name Kodak Hawk-Eye No. 2 Model C camera

Object Desc Cardboard and leatherette Kodak Brownie with viewfinder at top center. Separates to load film.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001859

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Photography


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920s

End Year Range 1930s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords cameras,Kodak Hawk-Eye,box cameras,photography,Eastman Kodak Company,

Title Kodak Hawk-Eye No. 2 Model C camera

Description Cardboard with black leatherette covering. Lens is at front center with no glass. Viewfinder lens at top edge center. Viewfinder at top side of canmera. On top of camera, two metal pegs for a missing handle. Metal latches at top and on left side of camera. Film advance handle at left side. On back is a red tinted window at top right. At center, embossed is logo for Kodak with text "Use Film No 120". The camera separates to load film. The inside has two metal sides and the rest is paper. At top is a plastic spool to wind film. Printed on top near back is embossed text, "Patented in U.S.A. / Feb 1 1916".


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.38

Length 5.5

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Eastman Kodak Company

Maker Details Rochester, NY

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1859



Date JAN 28,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Overall good condition. Camera box is dirty and edges are worn. Metal parts are showing rust. Corners are worn. Handle is missing. On left side of camera to upper right corner there is a dent in the leatherette. On the interior of the camera, the box casing has a dent in the back left corner. On the interior of the camera front there is wear on the cardboard at top left corner. Loss in paper layer on bottom. Interior metal components are rusted.


Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 28,2014

Notes The Kodak Hawkeye No. 2 Model C is a box, viewfinder camera produced by the Eastman Kodak Company. The model was originally manufactured by the Boston Camera Company, which was bought out by the Blair Camera Company in the 1890s. By 1899, Eastman Kodak Company bought it. The camera has a top viewfinder with a single orientation. In the 1930s, the company reissued the model and gave away about 550,000 reproduction models to children.