Sometimes, it really is the simple things that shine brightest. For this Brownie Hawkeye #1871 lamp design, we decided to build it to showcase this iconic camera of the 20th century -because sometimes, American classics need no improvement when a little warm illumination will do just fine.
The Revere Camera Co. was the second largest manufacturer of consumer cameras in the 1950s after having been founded 30 years earlier in Chicago, IL. That's why, at first glance, any vintage or antique camera enthusiast would likely be very familiar with this lamp's centerpiece. We also attached a vintage movie reel to the primary vertical, adorning it with even more vintage photography nostalgia.
The Kodak Cine'-8 looked like a common camera for those days -but it was built with a twist: it comes with a unique lens-based viewfinder setup on the top of the old camera. Additionally we also included a film reel and it sits atop a film case that we used as its base.