Folding Hawk-Eye 5 x 7 Camera
Blair Camera Company
|Name:||Folding Hawk-Eye 5 x 7|
|Manufacturer:||Blair Camera Co.|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Construction:||Leather covered wooden box camera for rollfilm (25 exposures) or plates. Concealed buttons provide access through hidden doors to load the film or plateholders. Refer to the description below.|
|Model / Variant:||Model 2|
|Plate / Film Size:||5 x 7 plate or roll holder|
|Lens:||Unmarked, save patent date of Dec 9 1890|
|Shutter:||Bausch & Lomb (serial 7742|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1895|
|Serial Number:||Serial 116 on inside of plate chamber (LH wall). Serial 7742 on shutter assembly itself.|
Cube shaped camera when closed. Two part casing, joined with sprung metal finger sections, held in place with screw fixings, all of which are present. The fixings are plain nickel plated.
This example is in good condition, with the leather only scuffed and marked through use.
The company name is shown on the focussing scale. Marker on side of lens standard has two pointers, one for plate and one for film. Black ebonised lens standard and large viewfinder. The ground glass screen is still intact.
Printed on one side is the instruction "When focussing to use Roll holder insert the frame with this side toward the lens". One DDS also present. Typical Blair hinges on top door. Internal surfaces are all leather lined too (and also in good condition).
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