photography related industry in Rochester (New York)
American Camera | Bausch & Lomb | Blair | Century | Crown Optical Co. | Elgeet | Folmer & Schwing | Gassner and Marx | Graflex | Gundlach | Ilex | JML | Kodak | Milburn | Monroe | PMC | Ray | Reichenbach, Morey and Will | Rochester Camera and Supply Co. | Rochester Optical Co. | Seneca | Sunart | Walker | Wollensak
and in Rochester (Minnesota)
external links - Rudolf Kingslake's
"Optical industry in Rochester (N.Y.)"

The Blair Camera Co. was an American camera maker based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1879 it was Blair Tourograph Co., named after a camera type introduced in 1878. In 1890 it bought another Boston-based camera maker, the Boston Camera Company. From this company it took over the "Hawk-Eye" box camera series. In 1899 Blair became a division of Kodak. It was relocated to Rochester, New York, the home of Kodak. First the Hawk-Eye cameras were continued by Blair, later the camera type name was reused by Kodak for several later camera types.


  • Tourograph
  • Lucidograph
  • Cincinnati
  • Champion
  • Hawk-Eye Detective Camera
    Thanksgiving 2013 072

    1899, Stereo Hawk-Eye by Blair Camera Company, credit for picture

  • Stereo Hawk-Eye
  • Weno No.7 Hawk-Eye
  • Weno No.5 Hawk-Eye
  • Weno Stereo Camera
  • No. 3 B Folding Hawk-Eye