Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY)

Folding Kodak 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 & Lomb Iris Diaphragm Shutter, which was patented in 1891.

The Kodak Manual for the No. 5 Folding Kodak has been scanned and posted.


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