Posted 5 years ago
I could use some help on this one.
I purchased this camera on eBay assuming that the camera was a Boston Camera Co. Hawk-Eye Detective box camera rather than a Blair Hawk-eye as it was listed. I have no idea what to think of the aperture mechanism at the front of the camera.
The aperture dial appears well constructed and the fittings seem to be turn of the century but given the sloppy condition of the assembly on the inside of the camera faceplate I doubt that it was original with the camera.
Several of the screws holding the face of the camera to the camera itself were of different sizes and lengths. This makes me concerned about the authenticity of the camera as well.
I would appreciate it if any of you could provide any insight on what I have here.
Thanks for the help!