Six days after Kodak announced instant-photo cameras in 1976, Polaroid announced they were suing the rival film company. Polaroid was fighting back against the inroads of an industrial giant seven times its size. Kodak had cash items on its balance sheet of $1.6 billion.
Land charged that Kodak had stolen its patented inventions to make the new cameras.
Pictured: A close-up of the Swinger camera.