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The Boston Camera Company was the original owner of the Hawk-Eye camera until the
Blair Camera Company bought them in 1890.
Hawk-Eye cameras then changed hands again in 1907 when Eastman Kodak bought Blair
which was then changed into a division of Kodak called the Blair Camera Division
after the plant was relocated to Rochester, NY.
The cameras continued to be produced as Hawk-Eyes but after the end of World War
1 most of these were made for premium sales only and unfortunately were not always
listed in catalogues.
The Coronet 020 Box Camera was manufactured by the Coronet Camera Company, Birmingham
in circa 1932.
It was an inexpensive and simple to operate box camera constructed of cardboard and
covered in leatherette.
The 020 took 3 1.4 x 2 1/4 inch (6x9 cm) exposures on number 120 roll film.
It is fitted with a fixed focus Coronet meniscus lens and a simple single-speed rotary
instantaneous and time shutter.
It featured two eye-level view finders for horizontal or vertical photographs
1955 Vintage D-20 Coronet British Box Camera
Pseudo TLR For 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ 120 or 620 film
The D-20 by Coronet is a British box camera for 6×6 cm exposures on roll film.
The camera's winding key was designed so that either 120 or 620 film could be used.
The D-20 shares its vaguely TLR-esque design with the related Coronet F-20 Coro-Flash
and the Coronet Twelve-20.
Kodak Junior 620 Folding Camera
Self-erecting Viewfinder Folding Camera 1933
The Kodak Junior 620 was a self-erecting viewfinder folding camera for type No. 620
It was made by the German Kodak AG branch of Kodak in the former Nagel factory in
Its design followed conceptions of earlier Nagel roll film folders like the Nagel
Self-erecting, Gauthier shutter, Anastigmat lens, brilliant finder plus collapsible
frame finder, and focusable lens
Vintage Six-20 Brownie Model D 1946-1953
With Original Manual (PDF Copy)
The first production of this camera, from 1946 until 1953 was available with a plain
matte enamel faceplate, a metal or plastic winding knob and a metal or plastic shutter
release button and two brilliant view-finders. It also had an easy-to-use hinged
back with a simple spring catch.From 1953-57 the camera changed to a horizontally
striped design faceplate, plastic winding knob, and a plastic shutter release button.
In addition, 2-pin flash contacts and a triangular spring back catch were added.
Kodak No. 2 Brownie 120 Roll Film Camera Circa 1930
The No. 2 Brownie is significant in that it was the first camera to use 120 roll
It started production being made of leatherette covered card and, from 1924, changed
to a metal box.
A very simple camera with a very dependable shutter, it has two sliding mechanisms
on the top, one for a bulb, or time setting, and the other for a choice of 3 apertures.
It also has two small reflecting finders for vertical or horizontal shots
Simple Bakelite camera produced in the late 1930s in a range of colours - black,
brown, dark red, dark green, dark blue and bright blue.
After the war, c. 1950, a similar model was produced which carried a name plate around
the lens and the lens name of Bloomed BOLCO.
BOLCO was part of Elliott. Woolworths was a major retailer of the camera.
Conway Popular Box Camera
(6x9) 120 Roll Film
The Conway Popular camera was manufactured by the Stand Camera Ltd. Company from
around 1931 iuntil the 1950’s
A simple box camera design for capturing 6 x 9 cm pictures on number 120 roll film.
Similar to the coronet box cameras.
Construction is a metal body on a metal frame with a decorative metal front plate.
It featured hinged view finder covers, two brilliant finders for horizontal or vertical
photos, a built in retractable color filter, a fixed focus meniscus lens, and a simple
time and instantaneous exposure shutter.
Agfa Clack 120 Roll film camera
95mm meniscus lens Circa 1955
To enable a simple meniscus lens to achieve reasonable sharpness, it is permanently
stopped down to a small aperture (f/10 or less).
The large 6×9 cm negative size requires little or no enlargement to create usable
prints, so any flaws in the image are less noticeable.
One feature to note is rounded camera back.
Kodak Portrait 'Hawkeye' *Star*
Kodak's Portrait 'Hawkeye' *Star* is a British-made camera box camera for 620 film,
at the time a very popular film format.
The camera was produced from 1933, and was offered for "premium" sales.
The name comes from its built-in "close-up" lens intended for portraits.
Although 620 film was discontinued in the 1990s, it is possible to convert readily
available 120 film for use in 620 cameras.
People have taken modern photos using old box cameras of the 1930s.
Kodak Brownie Reflex 20. 620 Roll Film Camera Circa 1957