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#Vintage Camera Collecting - Focus on Kodak

In September 1888, New York-based Eastman registered the made-up brand name "Kodak" and offered the first branded camera, a handheld box-shaped model sold with the promise, "You press the button - we do the rest."

Read a mini-history of Kodak here: http://mashable.com/2012/01/05/history-kodak/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box3687

In 1900 the Kodak "BROWNIE" was introduced. This cardboard camera sold for $1, with film at 15 cents a roll.  - The BROWNIE is credited with the democratization of photography -- bringing the medium into the financial reach of everyone. - Kodak continued to produce BROWNIES until the late 1960s, selling millions of models across the globe.

Find out more about vintage Kodak cameras, and see Kodak listings on ebay via the very informative info-site, COLLECTORSWEEKLY.COM's Camera pages -- http://www.collectorsweekly.com/cameras/kodak 

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