Antique Kodak Hawk-Eye No. 2A Folding Camera c.1926-1934



A Hawk-Eye Shutter Model 2A folding camera, model B with a leather wrapped body, chrome and brass accents and extended push button shutter mechanism. Closes to 1.5 inches flat.

Shown with life size hand.

  • CREATOR Eastman Kodak Co.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Metal, Leather, Chrome, Brass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Bellows are intact.
  • DIMENSIONS H 8 in. W 3.5 in. D 6.25 in.


It was manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1926 to 1934. The brand name "Hawk-Eye" originated with the Boston Camera Company which started using it in 1888 for a detective camera. The Boston Camera Company was bought by the Blair camera company (also located in Boston) in 1890. Blair Camera Company was then acquired by Eastman Kodak and moved to Rochester, NY.

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