Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 2 Hawk-Eye Special Box Camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 2 Hawk-Eye Special
Type: Box (rollfilm)
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Conventional box camera with a leatherette covered metal body, twin reflecting finders. The camera divides just behind the viewfinders, with the back section released by two pivoted catches and pulling out the winding key. Removing the rear section then reveals the film carrier assembly, allowing the film to be removed / loaded.
Production Period: 1928 - 1933


Plate / Film Size: 120 rollfilm
Lens: Meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1928
Serial Number: None
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 304

Image of No 2 Hawk-Eye Special box camera


The No 2 Hawk-Eye Special box camera has an attractive embossed design into the imitation fine grained leather covering, which discriminates it from the plainer conventional Hawk-Eye models.

Image of No 2 Hawk-Eye Special box camera (side view)

This camera is in exceptionally good condition, having come from another collector.

Image of No 2 Hawk-Eye Special box camera (top view)

The camera is complete with its instruction booklet, Picture Taking with the Nos 2 and 2A Hawk-Eye Cameras Special, which is in very good order. A date of February 1928 is printed inside the front page.

Image of No 2 Hawk-Eye Special box camera with booklet


I have only seen a few examples of this camera, but they are easily mistaken for the conventional and much more common standard Hawk-Eye box camera, particularly if a seller only provides poor quality or low resolution images.