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Kodak Camera ( Original 1888 Model )

datasheet_loginThe original Kodak Camera was introduced by the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company in 1888 and was discontinued with the next version, the No. 1 Kodak camera in 1889. It came fully loaded with Eastman roll film capable of taking 100 exposures, 2 5/8 inches round in diameter without reloading. Constructed of wood with dark turkey morocco covering, and nickel and lacquered brass trimmings. Features included a rapid rectilinear lens, fixed focus capable of taking images still or moving, indoor or out. The camera measures 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches and weighs one pound, ten ounces. A tripod was advertised as not required and the simple operation was described as pointing the camera and pressing the button, then advancing the film by turning a key. The pictures and camera were able to be sent to the factory for developing and reloading of film in the camera. Purchase of the camera included a sole leather carrying case with a strap. Originally priced at $25.00. A spool of film to reload the camera cost $2.00.

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