Kodak was pioneering easy photography for everbody since 1888. The original 25$ Kodak camera was a box camera with built-in 100-exposure film roll. The preceeding original invention was the Walker-Eastman rollfilm holder which could be implemented in cameras. In 1895 Kodak still delivered cameras which were plate cameras with a magazine for three double-sided glass-plate holders, with an 48-exposure rollfilm holder that could be installed in the magazine instead of the plate holders. The budget versions of these cameras were the Kodet camera series, made in the 1890s, including The Folding Kodet (image above) and The Regular Kodet (a box camera). 3¼×4¼ inch versions were available as well as 4×5 inch and 5×7 inch variants.
|#4 Folding Kodet|
image by Charlie Kamerman (Image rights)
|scanned by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)|