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[between 1976 and 1978] (Manufacturing)
- Eastman Kodak Company
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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera
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Item consists of a Kodak EK6 instant film camera. It uses Kodak PR10 and PR144 instant film. It is an improvement of the EK4 with its electronic film ejection, instead of a hand crank. On top of the camera there is a flip flash socket. Focusing was through a F11/137mm lens and its markings are in meter and feet. It has a vertically oriented body in black and grey with a folded optical path.
This model was part of a series that was Kodak's response to the successful instant cameras produced by Polaroid. A patent infringement case was brought against Kodak by Polaroid in 1977 and was finally settled in 1986, in Polaroid's favour. Kodak recalled all their instant cameras, offering customers a new camera or a rebate in exchange. A further, class action, lawsuit by consumers followed, resulting in Kodak further offering cash or credit for the return of the Kodak nameplate.
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Donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Howard & Carole Tanenbaum.
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Item came with original box. Within the box were monogram stickers; camera manuals for the Kodak EK6 and the Pleaser II Kodamatic; a pamphlet for service information; and a one-year warranty.