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10 Kodak cameras that showcase the company’s rich history (pictures)

Yesterday reports started circulating that Eastman Kodak Co. is on the brink of filing for bankruptcy protection.

The company, which was founded in 1892, is just about synonymous with photography, and has been immortalized in popular culture in countless ways. Who doesn’t remember Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome,” and haven’t all of us used the saying “it’s a Kodak moment”?

As you prepare for the news whether the company will live on or not, we’ve collected 10 Kodak cameras you can rest your eyes on.

Kodak Vollenda 620 Camera

Photo by Don DeBold.

Kodak Retina IIc

Photo by E Magnuson.

Kodak Instamatic 230

Photo by Joost J. Bakker.

Kodak DC290

Photo by John Nuttall.

Kodak Brownie Bull’s-Eye

Photo by E Magnuson.

Kodak Stereo Camera

Photo by E Magnuson.

Kodak Baby Brownie

Photo by Will Scullin.

Kodak Brownie Reflex

Photo by Roy Costello.

Kodak No.2 Autographic Brownie

Photo by jabneyhastings.

Kodak Signet 80

Photo by E Magnuson.

No more Kodak moments?

For the sake of photography enthusiasts everywhere we sincerely hope that Eastman Kodak will continue to operate, whether it has to go through bankruptcy or not. There are few other companies and brands that are so entrenched in history and popular culture, at least for such a long period of time, and it would be sad to see it go.

The picture at the top is by John Nuttall.



2 comments
perrierann23
perrierann23

I have a Kodet Lens Kodak duaflex camera

made in Toronto On. Canada when it was still patent pendings took 620 film only, would it be worth something to a camera collector

John Nuttall
John Nuttall

All very sad, end of a spectacular history. ps Thanks for the attributions.