Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vintage / Old Kodak camera

Kodak vintage camera

This vintage / antique kodak camera is made in Rochester,New York of USA. I do not know whether this camera is working or not.The flash bulp also not available, Very nice for vintage display items.

Price: RM130

Kodak brief info

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a multinational US corporation which produces imaging and photographic materials and equipment. Long known for its wide range of photographic film products, Kodak is re-focusing on two major markets: digital photography and digital printing.

Kodak's origins rest with Eastman Dry Plate Company, and the General Aristo Company, founded by inventor George Eastman and businessman Colin Craft in Rochester and Jamestown, New York. The General Aristo Company was formed in 1899 in Jamestown New York, with George Eastman as treasurer, and this company purchased the stock of American Aristotype Company. Eventually, the business in Jamestown was moved in its entirety to Rochester, and the plants in Jamestown were razed. The Eastman Dry Plate Company was responsible for the first cameras suitable for nonexpert use. The Kodak company attained its name from the first simple roll film cameras produced by Eastman Dry Plate Company, known as the "Kodak" in its product line. The cameras proved such an enormous success that the word Kodak was incorporated into the company name. George Eastman registered the trademark Kodak on September 4, 1888. The Eastman Kodak Company was founded in 1892.The company is incorporated in New Jersey but has its offices in Rochester, New York.George Eastman, Kodak's founder, coined the advertising slogan, "You press the button, we do the rest."In 1901 the Eastman Kodak Company acquired the stock of General Aristo Company.

Kodak name

The logo from 1987 to 2006.The letter "K" had been a favorite of Eastman's, he is quoted as saying, "it seems a strong, incisive sort of letter". He and his mother devised the name Kodak with an anagram set. He said that there were three principal concepts he used in creating the name: it should be short, one cannot mispronounce it, and it could not resemble anything or be associated with anything but Kodak. It has also been suggested that "Kodak" originated from the suggestion of David Houston, a fellow photographic inventor who held the patents to several roll film camera concepts that he later sold to Eastman. Houston, who started receiving patents in 1881, was said to have chosen "Nodak" as a nickname of his home state, North Dakota (NoDak).This is contested by other historians, however, who cite that Kodak was trademarked prior to Eastman buying Houston's patents.

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