Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye
Type: Folding (rollfilm)
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Conventional folding camera where the lens standard is pulled out on a track fixed to the baseboard. Brilliant finder at top centre of lens standard. Focus scale on baseboard has notches to engage with catch fixed to lens standard.
Production Period: 1926 - 1933

The Hawk-Eye cameras were a product line of modestly priced cameras with simple lenses and shutters. Some were also used for premium schemes. They do not appear in the Kodak Catalogues and they are not catalogued in Coe [4].

Model / Variant: Model B (marked on the handle)
Plate / Film Size: 120 rollfilm
Lens: Meniscus?
Shutter: Kodex No 0
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1933
Serial Number: Serial 602603 on support stand
  • Common [x]
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Inventory Number: 89

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No 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye camera finished in black. The camera is in good condition.

The camera came with its original sales carton (slip box), which has a blue Hawk-Eye label on one end face. The box is splitting at the corners but is otherwise intact. It is not uncommon for these boxes to survive with the camera.


The later Model C version of this camera was also made in colours (red, green, brown).