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Falcon (1897)

The Falcon is quite a mysterious camera, because not much is known about it.

  • Only 2500 were produced in 1897 and 1898.
  • It takes pictures of 2 x 2.5 inch (5 x 6,5 cm) on daylight loading rollfilm.
  • The Falcon cost $ 6.00.

The box is slightly bigger than the famous Pocket Kodak and the Falcon looks very much like a black 1895 version of the Pocket Kodak. It even has the same sector shutter.

Maybe the Falcon was meant as a larger sized alternative for the Pocket Kodak, the former producing pictures of nearly double the size of the latter. I can imagine George Eastman hoped to repeat the success of the Pocket Kodak.

But maybe the Falcon was just meant to compete with the Blair Baby Hawk-eye, that looks like a twin of the Falcon and takes pictures of the same size. The Baby Hawk-eye was introduced a year before the Falcon, in 1896.

The Falcon is a very rare camera now.