It weighed 22 ounces, has lens fast enough to make instantaneous exposures, used a roll of film of 100 exposures, a round picture 2.5 inches in diameter and does not require a table or tripod for support. Its the Kodak No. 1, a fixed-focus box camera, announced in June 1888 by American inventor George Eastman of Rochester, NY, USA. The first camera to used a roll of film.
Rochester, NY, USA
- George Eastman – Wikipedia
George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.
- Kodak No. 1 | Camerapedia | Fandom powered by Wikia
The Kodak was George Eastman’s legendary first rollfilm camera bearing the new brand name “Kodak”, patented and introduced in 1888. It used Eastman stripping negative film.
- Kodak No. 1 – Camera-wiki.org – The free camera encyclopedia
The Kodak is George Eastman’s legendary first rollfilm camera bearing the new brand name “Kodak”, patented and introduced in 1888. It used Eastman stripping negative film, the first successful roll film (the photographic emulsion was attached to a paper roll, from which it was separated during development).
- Kodak No.1 Brownie Camera Information | The Brownie Camera Page
The No.1 Brownie Camera is identical to the “improved version” of the Brownie camera. The name was changed to No.1 Brownie after the introduction of the larger No.2 Brownie. The No.1 Brownie is a leatherette covered card box with a wooden film carrier.