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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by rlown » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 pm

tried. Not enough pixels. 175kb?? Ok.. Jimr, you need to hike up there and retrieve history.. :derp:








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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by Jimr » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:25 pm

Not me. The antiquities police may be watching. The e-bay I posted was for no. 2a, but the no 2b has the name plate as well as all of the other attributes. Manufactured from 1926 - 1934. Besides, if they catch me up their, they may haul my carcass out.

http://schneidan.com/2012/06/09/the-kod ... del-b-6x9/
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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by Shawn » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:12 pm

Wow, what a find.

I fiddled with the photo a bit, but couldn't make much of it.
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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by kpeter » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:37 am

Here is a larger blow up of the name plate using the original version and not the small version necessary for posting on HST. I rotated it.
DSC02115-copy_edited-1.jpg
It is definitely a Kodak, and I think you may have nailed it. It says "No. 2 Folding M????? M???? / Made in U.S. by / Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester N.Y./Use Film No. 120"

It looks like a lot of the early Brownies I have been coming across on Google searches. The Hawkeye model has a different kind of plate on it though. Some of the cameras it resembles date to 1915.
http://www.cjo.info/classic-cameras/kod ... c-brownie/
http://schneidan.com/2012/06/09/the-kod ... del-b-6x9/

Here is a link to the 1926 manual for the Hawkeye 2a:
http://mcnygenealogy.com/book/kodak/gui ... e-2-2a.pdf

I wish the actual lettering which stated the model had not been worn off!

The camera felt like a lead brick. I imagine over the years it has been filled with sand or mud, and probably would not have opened up. I did not think of the Antiquities act, but I think I was squeamish about something that appeared to be quite old.

I just would love to know the story. Did it break and someone just throw it away? Did it tumble from a pack? Was this definitely something used by an amateur?
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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by rlown » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:19 am

All you have to do is go back, pick it up, and turn it in. Someone will research it for you. I don't think people registered their cameras in that era, but who knows. Or maybe tell Jimr where it is and let (make) him pick it up. :)

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Re: What kind of camera was this?

Post by Jimr » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:17 am

DSC02115-copy_edited-1.jpg
No 2 Folding Hawk????? M?????? I think it's Hawkeye or Hawk-Eye Model ?
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