Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY)
Improved (Satchel Kodak) c.1891
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, which allowed up to 100
photographs to be taken before reloading. This example has the Bausch &
Diaphragm Shutter, which was patented in 1891.
Manual for the No. 5 Folding Kodak has been scanned and posted.
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