So I have talked a little about my treasure find from the antique store but I did not say a whole lot about it. One thing that I would like to be able to bring to my readers is the history of some of my treasures and I thought that this Kodak Brownie Hawkeye with flash would be a good start, though we do have a few other awesome items right now that I am excited to discuss such as the Robbin & Myers desk fan from I am thinking the 1940’s.
Anyway back to the camera. I found out that this paticular model was launched in May of 1949 and actually discontinued in July of 1961. The camera was designed by Arthur H Crapsey who was also the designer of 15 or more Kodak Cameras!
This paticular model is pretty popular because it is easy to take apart and clean and takes 120 film. I noticed when googling it that it was super easy to find. I did want to share a piece of the times with you by searching for an add which was not so easy to find, and unfortunatly not easy to read either. It is still super cool though
I actually wish I could get my hands on an original copy of one of these ads because it would be awesome to frame and hang on the wall! As far as the camera goes, it is a piece of treasure for my business and even though I really don’t want to get rid of it, it is for sale.
If you are looking for one of these you can get it from our Etsy Shop it would make a great gift for the photographer in your life. Maybe they can even get it to take some pictures!
Here is a link to a website called Lomography where you can order film for this precious jewel!