The No 1 Kodak Camera

Made:
1889-1895 in New York
maker:
Eastman Photo Material Company, Limited

Box camera for factory loaded film 2 3/4 inches wide, 2 1/2 inch diameter pictures/ Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens of fixed aperture. Sector type shutter. Sighting lines on camera top. No. 13170 on body and No. 13326 on back. Eastman Kodak, 1889-1895.

Invented by George Eastman, this camera revolutionised photography. For the first time, anyone could take a photograph. Eastman summed it up in an advertising slogan – ‘You press the button. We do the rest.’

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2175
type:
box camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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