Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY)
Improved (Satchel Kodak) c.1890
5 x 7
The "Satchel" Kodak set the form for many a hand and stand camera to follow: a
leather-covered box, the front from which popped out the lens and bellows, a
ground glass back, protected by a hinged door, and space behind to store three
two-sided plateholders. The Kodak had the additional feature of fitting an
Eastman-Walker Roll Film Holder (see photo a), which allowed up to 100
photographs to be taken before reloading. This example has the Asbury
Barker Frictionless Shutter, which, because of intermittent problems, was
sold on relatively few cameras; most Satchels have a Bausch & Lomb Iris
Diaphragm Shutter, which was patented in 1891.
Manual for the No. 5 Folding Kodak has been scanned and posted.
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