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Blair Tourograph Co. was originally established in Connecticut in 1878 by Thomas Henry Blair. In the beginning Blair cameras were manufactured by America Optical Company division of Scovill. In 1881 Blair moved to Boston and created his own manufacturing process, though the president of the company at that time was Darius Goff, the financial sponsor. The company became known as Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co and in 1886 simply as Blair Camera Company.
In 1889 Blair Co. acquired the Greenpoint Optical Company and some parts of the The Edward Anthony Company. Shortly after, in 1890 Blair Co. expanded again, acquiring the Boston Camera Company.
Thomas was removed from the company management in 1893 (creating his own American Camera Manufacturing Company in 1896) and soon after that, in 1899 the Blair company was sold to Eastman Kodak where it continued to operate independently with the headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. until 1908, when the company became Blair Camera Division of Eastman Kodak Company.

Blair cameras: Years of manufacture:
Baby Hawk-Eye c1896-1898  
Boston Detective Camera c1884  
Century Hawk-Eye 1895-1896  
Champion c1887-1894  
Cincinatti c1888  
Columbus c1895  
Combination Camera c1882-1894  
Combination Hawk-Eye 3 c1904-1905   PhotoCollection
Englisch Compact c1888-1898  
Focusing Weno Hawk-Eye No.3 c1902-1903  
Focusing Weno Hawk-Eye No.4 c1902-1903   Photo
Folding Hawk-Eye c1895-1898   Photo
Folding Hawk-Eye No.3 Model 1 c1904-1905  
Folding Hawk-Eye No.3 Model 3 c1905-1907   PhotoRarity indexCollection
Folding Hawk-Eye No.3 Model 6 c1902  
Folding Hawk-Eye No.3 Model 7 c1908  
Folding Hawk-Eye No.3B Model 1 c1904-1907  
Folding Hawk-Eye No.4 Model 3 c1905-1913  
Folding Hawk-Eye No.4 Model 4 c1905-1913  
Folding Weno No.4 Hawk-Eye c1902  
Hawk-Eye Detective Camera c1893-1898   PhotoCollection
Hawk-Eye Detective Camera (leather) c1893-1898  
Hawk-Eye Junior c1895-1900   Photo
Kamaret c1891-1898   Photo
Lucidograph c1885-1890   Photo
Petite Kamaret c1892  
Reversible Back c1895  
Reversible Back (Improved) c1889-1895   Photo
Stereo Hawk-Eye No.1 c1904-1907  
Stereo Hawk-Eye No.2 c1904-1907   PhotoRarity index
Stereo Hawk-Eye No.3 c1904-1907   Photo
Stereo Hawk-Eye No.4 c1904-1907   PhotoCollection
Stereo Weno c1902-1903   PhotoCommentsCollection
Stereo Weno Hawk-Eye c1901-1903  
Tourist Buckeye No.1 c1895  
Tourist Hawk-Eye c1898-1904   Collection
Tourist Hawk-Eye Special c1898-1901  
Tourograph c1881   Photo
Tremont c1892  
Utility c1884  
View Camera c1915  
Weno Hawk-Eye No.2 1904-1915   Collection
Weno Hawk-Eye No.3 1904   Collection
Weno Hawk-Eye No.4 1904-1915  
Weno Hawk-Eye No.6 1906-1907  
Weno Hawk-Eye No.7 1908-1915  

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