Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Hawkeye Ace De Luxe

Kodak Limited

Name: Hawkeye Ace De Luxe
Manufacturer: Kodak Ltd.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Construction: The Kodak Hawkeye Ace Deluxe is a simple box camera for 127 film. Simple cardboard shell with leather covered faceplate and pull out metal viewfinder.
Production Period: TBD

The only obvious difference between the Hawkeye Ace Deluxe and the Hawkeye Ace is that the former is fitted with strap mounting points. However it is possible that the lens is of better quality, but this has as yet to be confirmed. The camera was made for supply as a premium camera.

Plate / Film Size: 127 rollfilm
Lens: Meniscus?
Shutter: Simple flip-flop shutter
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1937
Serial Number: None
Availability:
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 298

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Description

The Kodak Hawkeye Ace De Luxe in very good condition with little corrosion to the metal. It has its original box, which shows that it was a premium for "John Bull". It also has the additional portrait lens fitted.

The only obvious difference between this 'De Luxe' model and the ordinary Hawkeye Ace is that it has posts on the side to take a strap.

Notes

This is one of several simple box cameras for 127 rollfilm that were produced by Kodak Ltd to support premium schemes. As far as I know, this camera was not shown in the catalogues of the time. Other examples of premium box cameras produced by Kodak Ltd are the Baby Hawkeye and Hawkeye Ace.

The camera is not listed in Coe [4] as the Hawkeye range are excluded from the scope of the book.