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Kodak Box Camera



Kodak Box Camera

Introduced in 1888. This is the first camera to use roll film. Made for the Eastman Dry Plate company by Frank Brownell. It came factory loaded with 100 exposures.

The Kodak was the first successful roll film camera. George Eastman's original 1888 roll-film camera revolutionized amateur photography. Kodak introduced this camera with the slogan : "You press the button we do the rest". It measures 3.25" by 3.75" by 6.5". The lens is a fixed focus f/9 made by Bausch and Lomb. The shutter is cylindrical, surrounding the lens. It was cocked by a spring. The speed was 1/20th of a second. Instead of a film counter, the camera owner was provided with a book for keeping records of the exposures. When its 100-exposure roll was completed, the camera was mailed back to the company, where the film was developed and then returned to the owner with fresh film.