I got a Brownie Target Six-20 as a gift (probably to keep me away from my mother's folding Kodak -- model & disposition no longer remembered). I've not been able to place the date too well -- maybe 1948 or 49. I think the bakelite Hawkeye had appeared by then because the kid up the street who always got more expensive gifts had one at about the same time.
Guess the folks got a good deal -- I still have it and it still works!
First one I purchased myself was an Argus C3 at the very end of 1957, tossing off my Christmas money!