Item 2005.006.05.04 - Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model

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Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model

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2005.006.05.04

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  • [ca. 1950-1961] (Manufacturing)
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    Eastman Kodak Company

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1 piece of photographic equipment : cameras ; 11.5 x 8.3 x 9.2 cm

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Item is a small hand held box camera with Bakelite body, brilliant viewfinder and Kodalite Flash-holder attachment. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 620 roll film. One of the best selling Brownie cameras ever made, it is a simple easy to use design created by Eastman Kodak employee Arthur H. Crapsey. The original sales price was $5.50 for the camera alone and $7.00 for the flash model.

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Good. The viewfinder is a bit rusted and there is some abrasion to the metal decoration around the lenses. Glue residue from tape on bottom. General surface abrasion.

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Donated to Ryerson University Library Special Collections by Garry Taylor in June 2008.

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Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection

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Digital images are provided by Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections for the purposes of research and private study. The user assumes all responsibility for possible copyright infringement arising from the unauthorized copying or use of the images.

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Item is from the Garry Taylor donation, accession number 2008.008. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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