Thursday, December 20, 2007

Antique NO. 2A TARGET HAWK-EYE Box Camera Eastman Kodak

Antique NO. 2A TARGET HAWK-EYE Box Camera Eastman Kodak - (eBay item 310009446632 end time Dec-26-07 21:03:27 PST)

Do you like old cameras?

This camera is marked on the film cartridge, "No. 2A Target Hawk-Eye, Made in U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y., Patented in U.S.A. 1,169,882, 1,176,329, 1,494,719, Pat. Pending. Printed in U.S.A. No. 45547."

It also says, "Use Kodak Film V116 or 116. Use Kodak Film in the Yellow Box. It gets the picture." Another label suggest you give your film to a master photo dealer for expert photo finishing.

The camera is covered in black paper textured like leather and has two view finders for portrait and landscape photos. The film advance crank is marked, "Use Kodak Film 116."

To disassemble, pull out the film advance crank, lift the screw at the front end of the leather strap, grasp the camera front at each side and pull forward. The shutter lever still works and two sliding tabs control other settings. The spool in the film cartridge is wooden.

I can't see through the landscape viewer at all. There's dirt in the portrait viewer, but light gets through. One film reel guide is bent.

Does this vintage box camera make you smile?

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