Camera with contractable film roller for easy setting film

Application Number: 00122645
Application Date: 2000.08.10
Publication Number: 1283801
Publication Date: 2001.02.14
Priority Information: 1999/8/10 US 09/371652
International: G03B1/20;G03B17/26
Applicant(s) Name: Easman Kodak Co.
Inventor(s) Name: P.L. Wilions;D.R. Zandel;T.J. Fuss
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: cui yaobeng
Abstract A camera includes a rotatable film winder that coaxially engages a film spool to rotate the film spool in order to wind a filmstrip onto the film spool and that is retractable from the film spool to facilitate film loading into the camera, is characterized in that a flexible cord is connected to the film winder to be pulled to retract the film winder. Preferably, a chamber is provided for the film spool, a film door and a latch member for fixing a closed film door, is connected with the flexible cord, to pull the flexible cord to retract the film winder when the latch member is moved out of engagement with the film door.