Rochester, New York: Blair Camera Company, March 15, 1904. First edition. 12mo., 44 pp., illustrations from engravings. Stapled into decorative stiff wrappers, which are edge rubbed, creased at upper tip, with droplet stains on the rear wrapper. The text is lightly worn and includes an errata slip. A good copy. Item #54537
The Blair Camera Company, manufacturers of cameras, lenses, plate holders and related accessories was established 1878, operated in Boston from 1881 to 1899, relocated to Rochester, New York in 1899 when it was acquired by Eastman Kodak and operated as an independant company until 1908 when it became a division of Eastman Kodak.
The Hawk-Eye camera, a line developed for the budding amateur maket, was first made by the Boston Camera Company and acquired by Blair Camera in 1890. This priced and illustrated catalogue includes several types of Hawk-Eye cameras available in various sizes and configuration: Wenko Hawk-Eye, Tourist Hawk-Eye, Folding Hawk-Eye, Combination Hawk-Eye, Stereo Hawk-Eye, Focusing Hawk-Eye, varios shutters and lenses, carrying cases, tripods, film cartridges, processing equipment, flash powder and printing frames.