How did the First Kodak Camera operate?
The first Kodak camera was a box camera with a mechanical shutter. The shutter speed and aperture were fixed. Usable in daylight only, it was sold pre-loaded with enough black and white film for 100 exposures. After the film was exposed, the whole camera was returned to the Kodak company in Rochester, New York, where the film was developed, prints were made, new film was inserted, and then the camera and prints were returned to the customer.