257. The Kodak Original

The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co., the first model, box-form camera for 100 exposures, 2 1/2' diameter, on 2 3/4' wide roll film, 9/57mm lens in rotating horizontal cylinder shutter, T and instantaneous, shutter cocked by pulling string on the top of the camera. With felt lens plug. Designed by George Eastman, Rochester, N.Y. (U.S. Patent 388,850, September 4, 1888). Manufactured by Frank Brownell, Rochester, for The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. Production started for the original Kodak camera in June of 1888. The camera was put on the market in August with the slogan “You press the button, we do the rest.' Original list price was $25.00, including film, leather case, and booklet for recording exposures. One of the most important cameras in the history of photography.

Sale No 12516
Condition B/C
Serial No. 12961
Year 1888

Auction closed!
28 May 2011

Hammer price (Incl. buyer's premium)5.00 €6.00 €7.00 €8.00 € € 1.56019.00 €20.00 €21.00 €22.00 €

Estimate € 1800 - 2000

Camera Auction 19 - May 2011,



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