Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Rainbow Hawk-Eye Vest Pocket Camera

Eastman Kodak Company

Name: Rainbow Hawk-Eye Vest Pocket
Type: Folding (Rollfilm)
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Conventional vertical format folding camera, finished in a crackle coating in various colours with coloured bellows.
Plate / Film Size: 127 rollfilm
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Production Period: 1930 - 1933

The Rainbow Hawk-Eye Vest Pocket camera was made in a of colours, in common with many other models in the late 1920s and early 1930s, namely blue, brown, green, orchid and rose.

Model / Variant: Blue
Lens: Simple meniscus
Shutter: Rotary shutter with choice of four stops
Movements: None
Date of this Example: c1930
Serial Number: TBC
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Inventory Number: 363

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The Rainbow Hawk-Eye Vest Pocket camera was available in a choice of 4 colours , which are (according to McKeown): blue, green, orchid & rose. This example is therefore "blue". The bellows are original, but showing signs of their age as they are starting to separate and are stiff to open out.


Compare with the Hawk-Eye Vest Pocket camera, which is essentially the same camera.