Patented and introduced in 1888, The Kodak was George Eastman’s legendary first modern roll-film camera bearing the new brand name “Kodak”. The Kodak No. 1 of 1889 resembled the Kodak, but featured a more sophisticated shutter. When in use, the shutter was set by pulling a string; the camera was sighted by looking along a V-shape on the top of the camera. Pressing a button on the camera’s side would trip the shutter and fter exposure, the key was used to wind the film to the next frame. The film moved past a shaft and rotated around it, which caused a pointer visible on the top of the camera to move, so the photographer could be sure of advancing the correct amount of film. Once 100 pictures were taken, the photographer could send the whole camera back to Kodak for film processing and reloading – at a cost of $10 ($255.41 today). Continue reading for the photographs.