Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Hawkeye Ace

Kodak Limited

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


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
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 253

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The Kodak Hawkeye Ace in good condition and is complete with the original cardboard shipping carton and instructions.

Almost all of the label has been removed on the original cardboard packaging. The postmark is Harrow, but no date is discernable.

Fold out instructions are present and are in very good condition.


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 De Luxe.

While this example does not reveal the identity of the scheme under which it may have been distributed, other examples have been seen for a number of newspapers and magazines, notably John Bull and the Modern Wonder.

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