No. 2 Hawkeye Model C Box Camera

Photograph of a No2. Hawkeye Model C box camera

This is the box camera that started off my collection. I bought it from a second hand shop in Chesham in 2003 as I was interested in photography and was curious to see if I could get any pictures out of it. Conveniently it takes 120 roll film and this is easy to get hold of.

There is no control of the aperture or shutter speed, and there isn't even a bulb setting for the shutter. The only control you have is in your choice of film and the light available when you take the picture.

Here is some information about the camera:

  • The No.2 Hawkeye was first introduced in XXXX.

  • The Model C version was manufactured between 1924 and 1933.

  • Model C Specifications: Card/Wood body, meniscus lens, fixed aperture, fixed shutter speed (no bulb), rotary shutter, no tripod mountings, requires 120 roll film, produces 9x6cm frames, 8 frames to a standard roll.

  • The original sale price of the camera was $X. I bought this one at a second hand shop in Chesham for £4 in September 2003.

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