Cameras of the 1880s
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Kodak (original)1888
2 Kodak
3 Kodak
4 Kodak
3 Kodak Junior
4 Kodak Junior
4 Folding Kodak
5 Folding Kodak
5 Folding Kodak *
5 Folding Kdk stereo
6 Folding Kodak Impr
A Ordinary
B Ordinary
C Ordinary
B Daylight
C Daylight
3 Kodet
4 Kodet
3 Folding Kodet
4 Folding Kodet hor.
4 Folding Kodet ver.
4 Folding Kodet Jr.
4 Folding Kodet Spec
5 Folding Kodet
5 Folding Kodet Spec
Flat Folding Kodak
Boston Bulls-Eye
4x5 Boston Bulls-Eye
Pocket Kodak
2 Falcon
2 Bull's-Eye
2 Bull's Eye Special
2 Folding Bull's-Eye
3 Bull's-Eye
4 Bull's-Eye
4 Bull's-Eye Special
2 Bullet of 1895
2 Bullet Improved
2 Bullet Special
4 Bullet
4 Bullet Special '98
4 Bullet Special C
3 Cartridge Kodak
4 Cartridge Kodak
5 Cartridge Kodak
2 Plico / Flexo
2 Eureka
2 Eureka Junior
3 Zenith
9x12 Zenith
4 Zenith
4 Eureka
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No. 5 Cartridge Kodak (1898)

The name 'Cartridge Kodak' refers to the daylight loading filmspool, that looks a bit like a gun cartridge. Daylight loading cameras were something new in the last half of the 1890's, so it was not unwise to let the potential buyer know that this was a daylight loading apparatus.

There are three sizes of Cartridge Kodaks, the No. 3, 4 and 5, the last one being the largest with a picture size of 5 x 7 inch (12,5 x 17,5 cm). It is the largest daylight loading Kodak rollfilm camera.

The No. 5 Cartridge Kodak was introduced in 1898 and discontinued in 1907. About 17500 were made.

Its price ranged from $ 35 (with Rapid Rectilinear lens and Eastman Triple Action shutter) to $ 105 for a model with a Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Tessar and Volute shutter. These were not instruments for the snapshooter, but for the serious amateur. All models had rising and sliding lenspanels and from 1901 extra extension of the baseboard. The back panel of the camera could be replaced with a back for plateholders. If the plateback was used the picture could be focused on a ground glass.



 Set of original Kodak sample picture, camera and instructions