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Once the Collodion process was introduced to the general public, photograph found popular support. Fascination with photography grew and with it various inventions related to the field.
History Of Photographic Film
History Of The Flashbulb
Before flashbulbs were invented photographers used flashlight powder. Miethe and Gaedicke used lycopodium powder in 1887 in Germany as flashlight powder. The Austrian inventor Vierkotter is credited with creating the modern flashbulb, as we know it today. A magnesium-coated wire was used in an evacuated glass sphere. Later the magnesium-coated wire was discarded for aluminum foil in oxygen.
Ostermeier had the honor of selling the first-ever patented commercial flashbulb in 1930 – the Vacublitz. General electric followed with the more famous Sashalite.
History Of Polaroid Photos
Edwin Land is credited with the invention of instant photography. He developed a single step method by which consumers could click their photographs and develop and print them too. The Polaroid camera did everything and was first made available to the public in November, 1948. The Automatic 100 Land Polaroid Camera was launched in 1960 and the Polaroid Swinger in 1965. The Swinger cost less than $20 and sparked a revolution in modern photography.
The Polaroid Corporation was also involved in a lawsuit with the Kodak Corporation in 1976. Kodak was accused of infringing on Polaroid’s instant photography patents. The courts ruled in favor of Polaroid and Kodak was out of the instant photography market in 1985!
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