Vintage Brownie Hawkeye in Leather Field Case, Leather Camera Case, Long Neck Strap,Camera Accessories,Photography Case,Brownie Hawkeye Case

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This Brownie Hawkeye with its original customized leather case has seen a lot of action. There are lots of Hawkeyes out there in better condition. There just aren't as many cases.

I don't know if the camera works or not. I think it may. A long, narrow piece of bakelite has broken off the outer shell where the front and back of the camera connect. Having said that, I think the box is still light-tight. When I opened it, I saw there was still a roll of film loaded on the spindles. I used to be a professional photographers, back in the days of film, and I shot 120 rolls ... so I naturally gasped in momentary horror when I "exposed" the old film to daylight; I just didn't expect it to be in there! I have left the film loaded as I found it, out of sentimentality :)

The case has some flaws, and I've tried to photograph those as best I could. A couple of the seams are loose at the ends. There is some roughness of the leather around the circular cut-out for the knob. The leather tab around one of the snaps has torn a bit on either side. There are predictable signs of stress where the leather tabs bend. One of the snaps has a tighter grip than the other. Still, the case has a nice appearance overall, and still works as it should.

I'm a sucker for old cameras and cases, and I have a special affection for the beat-up ones. They remind me of my old medium format workhorse studio cameras ... they were cumbersome and heavy, and they really took a beating, but they never let me down :)

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