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moon_shine wrote in vintage_cameras

Brownie Hawkeye camera flash model
So here is the camera Find of the Week I picked it up about a month ago =)
It is a Brownie Hawkeye camera flash model
Kodak made a slew of cameras bearing the moniker 'Brownie' from roughly 1900 untill the mid 1980s, ranging from box cameras to folders and frequently only having the name in common. The Brownie Hawkeye was available first as simply the Brownie Hawkeye camera and then flash capability was added to make it the Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera. Non-PC as usual for Kodak; this required a special Brownie flash called - wait for it - "Kodalite Flasholder Lumaclar Reflector". Yikes. The original has a metal wind knob, the Flash model a plastic wind knob and the word 'Flash' on the frontispiece*. The non-flash model was only made for a couple of years and so is slightly more collectible.
Maybe worth $10.00 instead of $5.00 =) I payed $1.00

Type: Box roll film
Introduced: May 1949
Discontinued: July 1961
Film size: 620
Picture size: 2 1/4 X 2 1/4"
Lens: Meniscus
Focal range: assume 2m to infinity for most box cameras
Shutter: simple spring w/sliding aperture disc or Rotary
Shutter speeds: one speed, about 1/30 (?) plus 'B'
Weight: 15.5oz (439.4g)
Original price: Hawkeye $5.50 and Flash $7.00


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