No. 2 Hawkette - Antique and Vintage Cameras

No. 2 Hawkette

1930

Kodak Ltd

London

England

Image of No. 2 Hawkette

Lens:
Meniscus, three stops on sliding plate.

Shutter:
Rotary sector, T and I settings.

Construction:
Brown Bakelite body, cloth bellows.

Format:
2 ¼" x 3 ¼" exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled to shutter.

With:
Case.

The No. 2 Hawkette was made for premium sales only and assembled at the Harrow factory. There are two versions of the camera, the example shown here is the earlier of the two and has a deep cone leading from the camera front to the shutter area with many narrow ridges. On the second version the cone is shallower. On the first version a small piece of the cone is always removed to allow the shutter to pass, it appears that this is a design fault as the removed piece is roughly broken off rather than being part of the moulding or machined after casting.

References & Notes:
Coe, Kodak Cameras, p. 115. For a full explanation of the differences in these cameras see David Purcell's article in Photographica World 143.


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