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Blair Stereo Hawkeye N° 2
France Version française
Photos by MM text by MM. From the collection of MM. Last update 2012-01-29 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in USA from 1904 to 1907.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 1503

See the complete technical specifications
Chronology of cameras Blair 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

This camera is the successor of the Stereo Weno, and as it, is under Blair brand, without mention of Kodak, who appears only in 1908 (" Blair Camera Division of Eastman Kodak Company ").
It was built from 1904 till 1907 and was followed by other very similar cameras:

- Stereo Hawk-Eye models 3 and 4, from 1907 till 1911
- Stereo Hawk-Eye models 5 and 6, from 1912 till 1913

for some of them, equiped with a spirit level.

It differs from Weno by:

- a Bausch & Lomb Automat Stereo shutter (come off in 1904) recognizable by its circular dial speed. (Weno being equiped with Bausch & Lomb Simplex Stereo shutter) speeds T, B and from one second to 1/100th
- a distance setting by thumb wheel and toothed rack,
- a foldable viewfinder like a support musical scores,
- an adjustable vertical off-centring by key,
- the film advance key replaced by a ring.

This camera received the usual Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectilinear lenses, but on the presented specimen, these were replaced by two Goerz Dagor (Tessar formula) of 120 focal distance, and f 6.8 aperture.

The diaphragm setting is gratuated from 4.6 to 192.

The pictures size is unchanged with two pictures of 8 x 8 cm. A 118 film (8 x 10.5 cm) stayed inside the camera but it seemed to be also able to be loaded with a 101 film (9 x 9 cm), the clearance of spring of the receiving axis of reels and the size inside the camera body allowing it.

The mixing of mahogany, copper and red bellows gives a warm appearance to it.

Blair Stereo Hawkeye N° 2

Blair Stereo Hawkeye N° 2