Another camera joins the brood
Over the weekend, Julie was kind enough to buy me the charming little camera shown above - a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye from the 1960s. During my teens I had one just like this (a family hand-me-down) but I don't know what ever happened to it, so I was quite pleased to find this one. Not only is it in perfect condition, but it also came in its original box, with flash attachment, all nine original bulbs (the old-fashioned screw-in kind) and instruction booklet. The only thing missing from the box was (I'm guessing) the roll of 620 film that came with the kit (there's an empty cutout in one corner of the box, just the size of a film package). And I just learned you can still buy 620 film (technically, it's 120 film re-wound onto a 620 spool, for a premium price of course) so conceivably I could really use this one. We'll see.
The Brownie now enjoys an honored place on my shelf, alongside my Mamiya C33, Beacon and fold-up Kodak Hawkeye circa 1910s. I've just now realized that I never featured the latter camera here on my blog, but it's a charming relic in its own right. Maybe I'll post about that one sometime soon.