On this day (September 4) in 1888, George Eastman patented the first film and Kodak camera.
George Eastman was born in Waterville, New York on July 12, 1854, he was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company and inventor of the roll of film.
The roll of photographic film replaced the glass plate and allowed photography to be used by the entire population.
The first Kodak camera was the Kodak 100 view. This camera came with a roll of 100 photos that was given to be developed (the entire camera with the roll) and the developed photos and the camera were returned with a new roll loaded.
This technology reduced the costs of using photography and enabled use by the general public.
In 1889 Eastman changed the paper reel for a celluloid reel and years later he got a protected reel allowing the reel to be delivered to be developed and not the entire camera.
These first cameras were marketed under the motto:"you press the button, we do the rest". It was a success.
Eastman's company, Eastman Dry Plate Company, merged with Henry Strong creating the Eastman Kodak Company in 1892.
The Kodak company became a great company related to photography that had revolutionized that world. Kodak is currently in several sectors after going through bankruptcy and being on the verge of bankruptcy due to digital photography.
As a photographic curiosity to say that just after the first photo camera was invented (before the Kodak), people wanted to know how horses could have all four legs in the air while galloping. For this reason, a contest was called. The winner was a person who placed many cameras around the racetrack and took a photo every time the horse passed by. This is how he made the first "video".
- where do you come from?
- to patent the roll
- too bad, you must have been very bored
- didn't you say it was a bummer?