George Eastman's gravesite safe in pr...

George Eastman's gravesite safe in property sale

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Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#2 Mar 26, 2014
His Company failed only after 150 years of success. It would not have failed if he was still alive instead of those clowns who came after him.
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#4 Mar 27, 2014
CityRes wrote:
Hasn't even been a Kodak for 150 years.
Plus the last 30 have been less then successful for the city of rochester.
Check your history books.....George Eastman was friends with Thomas Edison at the turn of the Century. Last century that is. Also that metal comemotory plate I receive from them back in the 90s was for the 150 year anniversary of the Company's existence.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#5 Mar 27, 2014
CityRes wrote:
Hasn't even been a Kodak for 150 years.
Plus the last 30 have been less then successful for the city of rochester.
Kodak made the "Brown Box" camera which has been around since 1900. That's at least 119 years ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_ (camera)

And Kodak was in business for Kodak, who cares about how it helped the city of Rottenchester!
The oppressive tax burden that the city imposed on Kodak had more to do with killing Kodak than Kodak leadership! NY's heavy tax burden to feed an out of control "Entitlement" programs ~ also known as wellfare, or feeding the roachs!

Our state is all about killing the goose that laid the golden egg to get their gold!!!
Peter

Rochester, NY

#6 Mar 27, 2014
Ha Ha wrote:
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NY's heavy tax burden to feed an out of control "Entitlement" programs ~ also known as wellfare, or feeding the roachs!
Our state is all about killing the goose that laid the golden egg to get their gold!!!
Not to mention the pension plans drowning the state with debt. Grossly overpaid state employees (State Police and others) and the corruption. Now add incompetent leaders (like Maggie and the new Mayor) administering spending, and you have a lethal brew.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2014
Peter wrote:
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Not to mention the pension plans drowning the state with debt. Grossly overpaid state employees (State Police and others) and the corruption. Now add incompetent leaders (like Maggie and the new Mayor) administering spending, and you have a lethal brew.
Very good point.
Besides feeding government employees who don't work ... we get to feed their unions too!
KodaChrome

Rochester, NY

#11 Mar 27, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
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Check your history books.....George Eastman was friends with Thomas Edison at the turn of the Century. Last century that is. Also that metal comemotory plate I receive from them back in the 90s was for the 150 year anniversary of the Company's existence.
1888 - The name "Kodak" was born and the KODAK camera was placed on the market, with the slogan, "You press the button - we do the rest." This was the birth of snapshot photography, as millions of amateur picture-takers know it today.

1892 - The company became Eastman Kodak Company of New York.

http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Our_Company/His...
The man

Rochester, NY

#13 Mar 27, 2014
Eastman shot himself because he could see into the future and saw just how bad the executives screwed up the company. He saw how the company leaders sold off all the profitable divisions and hung onto the loser film portion. He saw how all the employees getting fired and the disastrous effects on the local economy.

His last words were actually: " I need this company like I need a hole in the head."

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