The Pony iHorn is made from a Kodak Pony 135 camera with a flash as the horn. It was made between 1950 and 1954. It originally sold for $34.75. The Kodak Pony cameras are a series of Bakelite bodied small format cameras designed by Arthur H Crapsey for Kodak. They used 35 mm film. The Eastman Kodak Company was founded in 1888. During most of the 20th century, Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film. As late as 1976, Kodak commanded 90% of film sales and 85% of camera sales in the U.S. Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s, as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography. In January 2012, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Kodak emerged from the bankruptcy, smaller but more in tune with current technology and continues as a successful enterprise today.
The Pony iHorn is an iHorn of historic import. It put the power of capturing the moment in the common man’s hands. As advertised by Kodak, the Pony was the camera that “opened the royal road to gorgeous color pictures. )oint, Click, Shoot, Listen and bring color to your life.