Antique Leather Box Camera c.1890



This is an original Eastman Kodak Blair Camera Co. No. 4 Hawk Eye leather box camera with original label. This piece has retained its original finish with minimal structural damage. Camera may or may not work.

  • CREATOR Eastman Kodak/Blair Camera Company
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1890-1916
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Leather, Optical Glass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 6.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 6 in.


Blair Tourograph Co. was originally established in Connecticut in 1878 by Thomas Henry Blair. In 1881 Blair moved to Boston and created his own manufacturing process, though the president of the company at that time was Darius Goff, the financial sponsor. The company became known as Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co and in 1886 simply as Blair Camera Company.

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