Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

No 7 Weno Hawk-Eye Box Camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: No 7Weno Hawk-Eye
Type: Box (rollfilm)
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company (Successor to Blair Camera Co)
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Conventional leather covered wooden box camera for rollfilm.
Production Period: TBD


Plate / Film Size: 122 ("Uses No. 3-A F.P.K. Film")
Lens: Simple meniscus
Shutter: Rotary
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1908
Serial Number: None
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 35

<Photographs to be added>


The No 7 Weno Hawk-Eye camera has a round label on the top face identifying the maker as Eastman Kodak Co Successor to Blair Camera Co, Rochester N.Y. with the camera name in the centre. The same identification is stamped into the wood on the inside (partially obscured by remnants of a later film label).

The handle is missing on this example. The front handle pin has come apart, and the inner section is floating free inside the camera.

The leather shows significant signs of wear, with a few small spots that have rubbed away to reveal the underlying wood.


These cameras are fairly common in the US, though rather harder to locate in Europe.