No. 5 Folding Kodak Improved "satchel" Stereo

In 1885, Blair establisheded the concept of self-casing cameras with their commercialy succesful Lucidograph. Kodak soon followed with their own Folding cameras. Looking much like a satchel, the Kodaks were more practical, though still far from an ideal design. An interesting feature of the Kodak cameras was their incorporation of an Eastman-Walker roll film holder. The No. 5 Improved of 1893-'97 was given a wider lens board, allowing the use of stereo shutters. It could also shoot glass plates. By the turn of the century, better designs were available and the satchel cameras were gone.