Kodak No. 2 Hawkette camera

Front view of a camera showing the folded bellows. Side view of a camera showing the mottled case. Rear view of a camera showing the textured body. Side view of a camera showing the mottled case. Side view of a camera showing the open bellows. Side view of a camera showing the open bellows. Top view of a camera showing the film winder. Underside view of a camera showing the open bellows.
Front view of a camera showing the folded bellows. Side view of a camera showing the mottled case. Rear view of a camera showing the textured body. Side view of a camera showing the mottled case. Side view of a camera showing the open bellows. Side view of a camera showing the open bellows. Top view of a camera showing the film winder. Underside view of a camera showing the open bellows.

Description

A No. 2 Hawkette folding camera with a mottled brown, phenol formaldehyde compression moulded case manufactured for Kodak Ltd. by Solidite & Synthetic Mouldings Ltd. A spring mechanism is used to unfold or open the camera and extend the bellows. The camera uses Kodak film No 120. It is thought that this model was Kodak's first camera with a plastic body and that they were not sold but given away as 'premiums' or promotional gifts with a variety of products.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufactured for

Inscriptions

"no. 2 Hawkette"
moulded: "Manufactured in Great Britain by KODAK Ltd. Use KODAK Film No. 120" (Back case)

Object number

AIBDC : 005980

Date

1927 (circa)

Country

Dimensions
Width
175mm
Height
100mm
Depth
40mm

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