Summary

Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic camera manufactured by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd. This particular example was inside its original packaging, but without the rest of equipment that made up the original camera outfit.

This object is part of the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Physical Description

Grey plastic camera previously in original packaging. Kodak museum sticker on back of box and evidence that one was once adhered to the camera iteself.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Kodak Heritage Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005

  • Acknowledgement

    Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.

  • Manufacturer

    Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1963-1978

  • Inscriptions

    On camera: 'HAWKEYE pocket INSTAMATIC camera' On top of box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / KODAK / HAWKEYE / Pocket / INSTAMATIC / Camera / Outfit' On one side of the box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / KODAK (Australasia) PTY LTD / MELBOURNE / AUSTRALIA / CAT 475 8702' On one side of the box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / OUTFIT CONTAINS / Kodak Hawkeye camera / Kodacolor II film - 20 exposure / Magicube flash and extender / Wrist strap Instructions' On back, front and flap of box: 'Kodak Hawkeye'

  • Classification

    Photography, Image making equipment, Cameras

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    186 mm (Width), 124 mm (Depth), 66 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of box

  • Overall Dimensions

    114 mm (Width), 54 mm (Depth), 26 mm (Height)
    Camera

  • References

    James & Joan McKeown (Eds.), 'McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras 2001-2002', Centennial Photo Service, United States of America, 2001

  • Keywords

    Photographic Products, Cameras, Lenses, Optical Technology, Photography, Instant Photography