Lot 126: Early Camera, Similar to Blair Hawkeye Camera Circa 1893
October 22, 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: Early camera, similar to the Blair Hawkeye Camera circa 1893. Housed in wooden box with brass hardware and leather strap. Two view finders, top and front of box, camera lens, middle front of box, film advance, above lens on front. Back compartment lifts to reveal plates with separate latched compartment, 3 plates inside. Two plates included with camera, may not be original. 6 1/4" H x 7 1/4" W x 9 3/4" D. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: Film advance knob missing. Brass hardware tarnished and two screws missing on hardware for back flap. Few white paint marks and leather strap worn. Emulsion on plates exhibits deterioration.