A. D. Weir invented the first disposable camera in 1949, called the ” Photo Pac“. Users had to mail in the entire camera and wait one week before getting back their developed photos/negatives. View the full-image here

The simplest remedy was a pre-loaded camera which could be rented at a near-by store for a small fee. That wasn’t a new idea—but in the past, devices to handle film inside such a camera had cost too much. Weir, a mechanical engineer, worked out a plan for feeding the 35-mm film without using a metal spool or winding device

A. D. Weir invented the first disposable camera in 1949, called the ” Photo Pac“. Users had to mail in the entire camera and wait one week before getting back their developed photos/negatives. View the full-image here

The simplest remedy was a pre-loaded camera which could be rented at a near-by store for a small fee. That wasn’t a new idea—but in the past, devices to handle film inside such a camera had cost too much. Weir, a mechanical engineer, worked out a plan for feeding the 35-mm film without using a metal spool or winding device