Kodak camera (barrel shutter)

Kodak camera (barrel shutter)

Camera

Kodak camera (barrel shutter)

November 15, 1887
Wood, leather, metal, and glass
Overall: 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 6 1/2 in. (9.5 × 9.5 × 16.5 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company
1990.0128.0001
DescriptionSerial #6
Label TextGeorge Eastman ordered six sample cameras from Brownell Manufacturing in November 1887 for testing purposes. This is the only known survivor of those six, making it the oldest known Kodak camera.
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